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Salt & Pepper Oxtail at Tai Wu/Mr Fong BBQ Noodle House Daly City

RWCFoodie Jan 31, 2014 07:52 PM

A week or 2 ago I heard about & saw pictures of a dish that was new to me: Salt & Pepper Oxtail. The pictures I saw looked so good & the descriptions I read just about drove me crazy! The more I thought about it, the crazier I got.. I even had a dream about them! Sheesh...

Couldn't arrange to go try them until today when 5 of us decided to brave the Chinese New Year shoppers to have lunch at Tai Wu/Mr Fong BBQ Noodle House King Plaza in Daly City. The oxtails were just so good, we had 2 orders! They were tender, flavorful and the S&P batter/coating was perfect. Not greasy, good salt & pepper flavor, just yummy.

We also shared a 3-way combo BBQ platter, roast duck, cha siu & soy sauce chicken. Pea shoots w/garlic & a big bowl of Roast Duck Yee Foo Wonton Soup. The BBQ meats were very fresh & juicy - disappeared in a flash! Pea shoots was a huge portion. Duck Yee Foo Wonton soup was very good, I love what frying the wonton before adding them to the soup does for the flavor & texture.

This was a feast for $17/pp incl tax & tip.

I feel my waist expanding even more just thinking about this meal, but I know I will be eating these dishes again, and again!

Tai Wu/Mr Fong BBQ & Noodle House
950 King Dr
Ste 101
Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 878-8882

  1. Cindy Feb 1, 2014 08:02 AM

    Wow, the oxtail looks great, but even better is that they have duck yee foo wonton! Haven't had that since Sun Hun Heung. Will have to make it to Daly City, thanks for the post!

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      goodeatsgal Feb 1, 2014 09:37 AM

      Wow, the oxtails sound great! I haven't been to this restaurant but will try to make it there soon. Thanks for sharing!

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      1. re: goodeatsgal
        RWCFoodie Feb 1, 2014 10:38 AM

        Keep in mind this is a small, unassuming place...

        1. re: RWCFoodie
          Cindy Feb 1, 2014 12:48 PM

          AKA "hole in the wall"? Got it. :)

          1. re: Cindy
            RWCFoodie Feb 5, 2014 01:34 PM

            Cindy, I wouldn't quite go "hole in the wall", it's just a little cafe...

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        Nancy Berry Feb 5, 2014 12:02 PM

        Tai Wu Mr. Fong's BBQ is" one of our "go-to" Chinese cafes. Some of our favorite dishes that haven't been mentioned yet are pretty much any Chinese greens dish (ask which ones are available,) the "hand-made noodle" soups, the shrimp dumplings in noodle soup, the fried chicken wings ( or fried fish) in spicy garlic sauce (don't order these to-go, though,) the soy sauce chicken or bbq pork noodle soup, and the salt and pepper squid -- this is one of our favorites. And, by the way, the Tai Wu Bakery across the parking lot has excellent (and very big) baked cha siu bao and the large Tai Wu restaurant across from the bowling alley in the same shopping center serves excellent dim sum.

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