The Hungry Wanderers

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Lunch in Chinatown – New Ka’s

Posted by Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers on March 6, 2010

During our layover in San Francisco, the Husband and I decided to check out Chinatown.  We’ve both been craving Chinese, believe some of the best Chinese food to ever be found is in a city’s Chinatown, and with San Fran’s Chinatown being one of the biggest (if not the biggest), we knew this would be a sure bet! We wandered around the streets and came upon New Ka’s on Grant Avenue where a lovely women invited us up the stairs to the restaurant.

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Upon being seated, we were presented with the dim sun menu, conveniently located on the table, with lunch specials on the back.  The dim sun came in three price ranges, but we paid little attention to that as they brought the dishes out from the kitchen to choose from.


We ordered  a pot of tea and some glasses of water.  We loved the tea! It was possibly some of the best tea we’ve had in a while.  Loose leaf, which floated to the bottom when settled.  Warm and flavorful.


We were confused at first about the dim sun order (being brought out to the tables to choose from), but quickly and eagerly selected a few to try.  We started with dumplings (pork perhaps?) and eggrolls (veggie).


Having heard good things about pork buns, they were on my “must try” list.  The Husband then chose pork and shrimp steamed dumplings.

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Our last item from the dim sun menu was fried pork dumplings.  We then ordered a lunch entree to split.  It came with sweet and sour soup, which the Husband enjoyed.

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Our entree of choice was the cashew chicken with steamed rice.  Lots of veggies, chicken, and cashews!


We were quite satisfied with this lunch and glad we made the decision to go to Chinatown.  It hit the spot and filled our craving and prepped us for the rest of our adventure in San Francisco!

(P.S. I’m loving using our DSLR for food photos! I don’t know if I’ll be able to go back to my point & shoot!)

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3 Responses to “Lunch in Chinatown – New Ka’s”

  1. Diana said

    Looks like you guys found a good dim sum place! The one I went to in SF was a dive, but had great food. I want to try some of the others next time I’m there. Would you recommend this one or suggest trying some of the others? 🙂

    • Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers said

      I think this one was fine, but nothing to rave about… I’d recommend whatever one you find yourself in 🙂

  2. Diana said

    PS Pictures are looking good! Glad you like your DSLR!

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