This lunch made for the third bowl of noodles in three days, counting the main course at Azalina's Jardiniere popup on Monday night. But heck, it was my birthday and I LURVES me some long life! Besides, I've been aching to get back to Shandong Deluxe to try out the two Xinjiang items on the menu, and with my wife away in Shanghai I wasn't about to tackle a whole "big plate chicken" for lunch by myself.
|Yes, there are noodles under there|
On both occasions I have been to Shandong Deluxe a pleasant woman sat at a work table at the back busily making jiaozi the whole time. Given that this is a Shandong establishment (at least in name) It's imperative that I return to try them. On my way out I asked my server (whose name turned out to be Jenny) if the jiaozi were good. "Very good," she said.
I'm willing to believe her.
Where slurped: Shandong Deluxe, 1042 Taraval Street, San Francisco