One of my favorite things to do while in San Francisco is get reflexology. I go to Chinatown almost every time I visit San Francisco just to get reflexology. It’s not traditional reflexology, it’s more of a foot massage but it feels wonderful. I had some time to kill before my appointment so I asked the girl behind the counter if she could recommend a place to eat. I told her I didn’t want anything touristy, I wanted to go where she would go. I was so thankful to get her recommendation! She wrote out the restaurant above, gave me directions and I was on my way.
I don’t speak Chinese at all so thankfully she told me the English translation to the Chinese name and after a few tries, I found it. I had to ask a couple of people along the way but thankfully I had my Chinese translation so they pointed me in the right direction.
When I walked into the restaurant it was like I stepped into another dimension. There wasn’t anyone in the restaurant that looked like me. Everyone was speaking Chinese but I didn’t feel weird or anything, I’m accustomed to being the only one who looks like me so I was just fine. I ordered what the nice girl at the foot massage place told me to and didn’t have to wait long to get my meal.
They served hot tea almost as soon as I sat down. You are seated family style, I was at a table with a few other people. It was a round table with about 6 seats and there was a man and his wife directly across from me but I still had my own space.
The food was delish, the noodles and duck were very tasty. The whole meal was about $8 which is great, don’t you think? I thought this was a good portion, I couldn’t eat it all (which is surprising for me because I can eat!). It’s definitely a place I will go back to the next time I visit Chinatown, if you are in San Francisco, why not check this place out?