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Jan 30, 2014 05:41 PM

Where would you go for Jai Yun type eats without actually going there ?????


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  1. Um...from what I have heard, there is just no comparison in SF.

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    1. re: Tripeler

      That's kind of what I thought. Or even what three restraints could you put together to kinda Sorta get at an emulation of Jai Yun ?????

      1. re: kevin

        You certainly need more input than just my opinion. Many others on this board are more qualified to answer than I am.

    2. Ok, I'll bite. Having watched him in the kitchen and eaten his food multiple times, there is a lot of knifework and the cooking is highly technique driven. Just not french technique.

      The closest I can come is that it is like a food truck version of Benu. Benu has the most asian influence of all the technique driven restaurants.

      There you have it, a ridiculous answer to an impossible question.

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      1. Nowhere, really. You could try Shanghai in Oakland.

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        1. I had similarly refined Shanghai-style food at Fountain Court, but it's long-gone. Bund Shanghai was pretty good the one time I ate there.

          Other good Shanghai food I've had in recent years was at Shanghai in the Cupertino Village shopping center and Sha Bistro in Union City.

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Also the long-gone Wu Kong in Rincon Center

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Actually my two favorite dishes from his repertoire are not from the Shanghainese lexicon.

            2. Chef Nei excels in execution and presentation, but sticks pretty close to traditional Huaiyang dishes and ingredients. You can experience similar tastes at any decent Shanghainese restaurant like Shanghai House, Bund Shanghai or Old Shanghai (which I heven't been to since it changed hands).