Parking in Chinatown was just another excuse for me to visit The Wok Shop - San Francisco (Chinatown) and check out their housewares.
Afterward, I went next door to Eastern Bakery. I wasn't really hungry at all, but was planning to meet up with my high school friend later that day for dinner and figured I'd bring her some barbecued pork buns.
The other reason to visit Eastern Bakery is in the photo. Can you see?
President Bill Clinton was here!
And Eastern Bakery claims to be the first bakery in Chinatown.
And that they have the best pork bun in town.
Whether that's true or not, I'll save for later.
They do have an interesting selection of pastries though. Like chocolate-covered fortune cookies. I bought a few.
Butterfly cookies and mooncakes.
Egg tarts and sesame balls. Although, apparently the place to go for egg tarts is Golden Gate Bakery as someone in the parking garage elevator told me while consulting a map.
As for the pork bun, not as good as what I get in SoCal. Not enough pork and the bread was too doughy.
But, my high school friend sure appreciated the pork buns when I gave them to her later since she's too busy to run around getting snacks herself.
All Northern California posts can be found with the tag, Series: NorCal, but I suggest reading this particular trip in this order:
Persian Dill Rice
Chai Thai Noodles - Oakland
Pho Ga Huong Que Cafe - Oakland
Fentons Creamery & Restaurant - Oakland
Chinatown - San Francisco
Eastern Bakery - San Francisco (Chinatown)
House of Nanking - San Francisco (Financial District)
Banana Leaf Restaurant - Milpitas
Jovino - San Francisco (Marina/Cow Hollow (Closed)
Miette Patisserie (Ferry Building) - San Francisco (Embarcadero)
Butterfly Restaurant (Pier 33) - San Francisco (Embarcadero)
Imperial Tea Court (Ferry Building) - San Francisco (Embarcadero)
Sura Korean Cuisine - Oakland
Centennial Light (World's Longest Lasting Light Bulb) - Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Station 6 - Livermore
Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant - Coalinga
Chao Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Rice Porridge)
Chinese Scallion Cilantro Dipping Sauce
720 Grant Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94108
Monday to Wednesday 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday to Sunday 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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