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Dining, SFoodie Hakkasan's Chinese New Year Menu Isn't Monkeying Around

Hakkasan's Chinese New Year Menu Isn't Monkeying Around

Hakkasan, the upscale, second-floor Chinese restaurant at the triple intersection of Market, Geary, and Kearny streets, will celebrate the Year of the Monkey with a bit more splash than the corner dim sum place. International Executive Chef Ho Chee…
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Dining, SFoodie Hakkasan Ushers in Year of the Shrimp, Oops, Sheep, with Chinese New Year Menu

Hakkasan Ushers in Year of the Shrimp, Oops, Sheep, with Chinese New Year Menu

If you like your Chinese food on the high-end side, and your wish for prosperity was granted during the Year of the Horse, you may want to visit Hakkasan for its Chinese New Year signature menu that ushers in the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Historic Horse Hunt

Historic Horse Hunt

The annual Chinese New Year parade is tonight, and will take over large swaths of downtown. But scattered among the lion dancers and red sweatshirts will be another great San Francisco tradition, the Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt. It's…
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Calendar, Night&Day Snake It Up

Snake It Up

San Francisco's Chinese New Year celebration began in the 1860s, and is now the largest of its kind outside Asia. The celebration has already crowned the new Miss Chinatown, hosted a 5K run, and welcomed back all-star Jeremy Lin, but…
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Dining, SFoodie Drink(s) of the Week: Three Cocktails to Charm the Year of the Snake

Drink(s) of the Week: Three Cocktails to Charm the Year of the Snake

The first night of Chinese New Year begins on Saturday, and while lucky foods like mandarins (to symbolize wealth) and noodles (for longevity and a full life) are traditional, we found three different cocktails to ensure a full year of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Year of the Snake

Year of the Snake

You wont be able to take the Central Subway to Chinatown until 2019, but don't let that stop you from heading to the iconic neighborhood. The Chinese New Year Parade has been named one of the top 10 parades in…
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News, The Snitch Shit Rose Pak Says

Shit Rose Pak Says

The fiery Rose Pak resurfaced in the news over the weekend when she used the San Francisco's Chinese New Year celebration as a chance to bag on all our local pols. Way to ring in the new year, Rose! During…
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Dining, SFoodie Kung Hei Fat Choi: The Year of the Dragon Begins

Kung Hei Fat Choi: The Year of the Dragon Begins

Today begins 10 days of gluttony in San Francisco, as families, family associations, and businesses gather to celebrate Lunar New Year. Given that it's the year of the dragon, lobster (whose Chinese name translates literally as "dragon shrimp") will probably…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hunt for Fun, Hunt for Pun

Hunt for Fun, Hunt for Pun

The annual Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt is equally about finding the perfect team name and outfit as it is about finding hidden treasure. Last year — the Year of the Tiger — brought out teams including Irritable Growl Syndrome,…
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Dining, SFoodie Translating Chinese New Year Menus, Part 6: Imperial Palace

Translating Chinese New Year Menus, Part 6: Imperial Palace

Last in our series of Chinese New Year's menus from Chinatown restaurants is this one, from Imperial Palace on Washington Street.…
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Dining, SFoodie Translating Chinese New Year Menus, Part 5: New Woey Loy Goey

Translating Chinese New Year Menus, Part 5: New Woey Loy Goey

Just before the start of the Year of the Rabbit celebrations, SFoodie canvassed San Francisco Chinatown, looking for New Year special menus to post online. Many, many thanks to Adobo Hobo's Ed Chui and his parents for doing the…
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Dining, SFoodie Translating Chinese New Year Menus, Part 4: Bund Shanghai

Translating Chinese New Year Menus, Part 4: Bund Shanghai

SFoodie continues our series of translations for Chinese New Year's menus with one from Bund Shanghai Restaurant. Its Year of the Rabbit set dinners include a number of eastern Chinese New Year's dishes that you won't find in Cantonese restaurants.…
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Dining, SFoodie Translating Chinese New Year Menus, Part 3: Chung King Restaurant

Translating Chinese New Year Menus, Part 3: Chung King Restaurant

With technical glitches resolved, SFoodie is finally able to present a few more Chinese New Year banquet menus we collected in Chinatown before the Year of the Rabbit began. Many thanks to Adobo Hobo's Ed Chui and his parents for…
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Dining, SFoodie Translating Chinese New Year Menus, Part 2: Great Eastern Restaurant

Translating Chinese New Year Menus, Part 2: Great Eastern Restaurant

The Year of the Rabbit celebrations continue, and so do our translations of Chinatown banquet menus. Today's comes from Great Eastern, one of Chinatown's best-known Cantonese restaurants. A thousand thanks to Thomas Kwong for the translation (Thomas did this one…
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Dining, SFoodie Translating Chinese New Year Menus, Part 1: Lichee Garden

Translating Chinese New Year Menus, Part 1: Lichee Garden

Last year, SFoodie drove around the Sunset and Richmond, picking up New Year's banquet menus to post online. This year, we canvassed San Francisco's Chinatown, and once again asked the intrepid Ed Chui (Adobo Hobo) and his parents to help…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats

Fresh Eats

Chinese New Year Puffs By Jonathan Kauffman Waiting in line for a custard tart at Golden Gate Bakery recently, I spotted stacks of knotted plastic bags filled with what looked like fried wontons. Was it already time for peanut puffs?…
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Dining, SFoodie Peanut Puffs for the Year of the Hare

Peanut Puffs for the Year of the Hare

Waiting in line for a custard tart at Golden Gate Bakery last week, SFoodie spotted stacks of knotted plastic bags filled with what looked like fried wontons. Was it already time for peanut puffs? The mental calendar whirred, the id…
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News, The Snitch Dragons in the Jamba Juice!

Dragons in the Jamba Juice!

File this one under "you don't see that every day." We're still not sure what dragons eat, but it turns out we now know what they drink -- Jamba Juice!This still semi-clad troupe of Chinese dragon dancers celebrating the new…
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Dining, SFoodie Translating Chinese New Year's Menus, Part 5: Hakka Restaurant

Translating Chinese New Year's Menus, Part 5: Hakka Restaurant

SFoodie drove around the city collecting some of…
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Dining, SFoodie Translating New Year's Menus, Part 4: S&T (Only for the Rich)

Translating New Year's Menus, Part 4: S&T (Only for the Rich)

With the year of the metal tiger upon us, SFoodie drove around San Francisco picking up New Year's menus (thanks to Adobo Hobo's Ed Chui and his parents for providing translations). Today's menu comes from S&T Hong Kong Seafood on…
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