on September 23, 2012
If you are looking for the real Chinese touch in the area and don't want to pay tourist prices, the Man Kee Cafe is the answer.This place is not fancy at all, is not decorated to attract tourists and charge lot of money, it's a very honest and simple restaurant with tons of dishes to choose from. Yes, you may order the chow fan but if you want authentic dishes you will dig a bit a find "garlic sauce pork chop" or "kung pao chicken" and maybe you will be puzzled by "Cod with bitter melon", there are many options, and fortunately many will have a picture in the menu and yes you guessed, a number to order. They don't cater to tourists but don't skip the opportunity to get some adepts more.The decoration won't merit any special price, not any fancy furniture, it's just a good place to eat, not to look at replicas of the terracota warriors or such, the ambience is not delicate as most of the customers don't care, they just come to eat and enjoy the food, so there is not a surcharge for fancy decoration.If you are in Chinatown SF don't miss this opportunity, it's the real flavor of home cooking in China.
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