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On the list of things to do before you die: dim sum, Peking duck. At Wei Hong you can do both in splendid style. Housed smack-dab in the middle of U. City's Chinatown in the former Fine Arts movie house, Wei Hong features an opulent dining room that looks like an Oriental nightclub set in a ´40s musical. Dim sum is served in traditional fashion, on little saucers and in bamboo steam baskets wheeled around the room on rolling trays. The duck -- whether served Peking-style or simply roasted -- is like something out of a gastronomic fever dream. It's a simply rapturous experience.
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The roasted duck at Wei Hong Seafood Restaurant was trying to tell me something. No meat flaunts itself like this duck did, flattering the tongue and cozying up to each individual taste bud like a boozy Parisian chanteuse looking to charm secrets... More »
After living in San Francisco for a while I was starting to miss the wonder that is dim sum. My favorite place was Yak Sing around Embarcadero. To my pleasant surprise, I found Wei Hong has dim sum on Sunday lunches. Not only do they have it...it is damn good! The setting on an old movie theater gives this place a surreal quality which is a plus to me!
The tapas-restaurant craze is great, but the Chinese have known for centuries how to make small-plates eating even better: Do it for brunch. That's basically what dim sum is, and the dim sum at Wei Hong, which relocated over the winter to a former movie house along a low-down stretch of Olive, does it best. Wei Hong's interior is grand as all get-out, a splendid setting for a meal whose name translates to "heart's delight"; the theater's stage remains intact, but its sloped floor has been... More »
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