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nutrition house/five loaves & two fish

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Sigh, finally all fresh and clean after a long day at work. I teed up a bunch of new posts for the next few days. Lots of frozen yogurt, HK reminiscing, and LA adventures to come…


Yah dude I know the title is a bit weird. The English name for this place is Nutrition House. The Chinese written on the marquee is apparently ‘Five Loaves & Two Fish’. Psh that totally makes sense.

I ended up at this place after an odd run to Gamba Karaoke this past Sunday. Side note: I don’t know why people karaoke anywhere else. Gamba seriously rules. Anyway, back to the food. I had never been before even though it’s in my friendly neighborhood Ranch 99 shopping complex. This place is open until 2am which is perfect for late night munchies. Even though it was midnight on a Sunday there were plenty of folks around (and not the rowdy kind that hangs out at Quickly).


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February 20, 2008 at 11:26 pm

under bridge spicy crab

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We got lots of good recommendations from friends of things to do and places to visit in Hong Kong. One of the places that we heard about multiple times was the spicy crab place under the bridge. Little did we know that this was not just a description of the place, it was the NAME of the place: Under Bridge Spicy Crab.

One taxi ride later we found ourself at the aforementioned bridge with the spicy crab on the menu. We got dropped off at the corner and walked first up to a shabby looking kitchen. This was confusing. Was it an expensive hole in the wall? We were ushered a few doors down to a fancier building and waited a few minutes for our table. If you decide to pay them a visit, make a reservation. We did and we still had to wait.

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Written by joann

January 23, 2008 at 10:21 am

another yuet lee night

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I’ve mentioned Yuet Lee before because it’s my SF equivalent to Big Tomy’s in LA. The cuisine is not the same but evenings (or should I say early mornings?) I’ve spent at these two establishments are nightcaps to fun evenings spent with good friends.  My Bay Area homies love this place. To be honest, my first few trips were okay at best. I dunno if we’re ordering better food or if I’m getting accustomed to the taste but our most recent meal was way past okay into really, really good.


We started with beef tomato soup. Yay for eggs in soup. Boo for it tasting like ketchup soup. Next, please.

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Written by joann

December 17, 2007 at 11:45 pm