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Shoot Me NowSan Francisco’s China Town

San Francisco’s China Town
Published on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by

My daughter’s and my favorite place in San Francisco HAND’S DOWN was China Town. Walking through those streets was like being transported to a different country. She and I drank in the sights, the smells, the foods, the music and the language. We were in heaven sharing such an adventure!

A “must see” in San Francisco’s China Town is the Fortune Cookie Factory.  To get there, one must negotiate the streets, find the correct turn in to a scary looking alley and like us, accidentally walk past it. Then a man will call you in… “Come back.  It is here.  You will come in!”  This man will immediately hand you samples, turn you to the wall of bagged goodies and ask you what you will be buying.  Cash only.  You buy your goods and are quickly exited out, allowing others to enter the tiny little space.  And pictures?  They are only allowed for a small fee.  OOPS!  (slowly putting my phone in to my pocket)

The cookies were to DIE for and actually had REAL fortunes in them, unlike the platitude cookies one normally sees.  If anyone lives in San Francisco, can you please mail me some more cookies?

china town fortune cookie factore

I was fascinated with everything going on through the windows of China Town.  As promised, we saw many  types of poultry hanging from the windows.  If you have webbed feet you should NOT get caught wandering these streets!

china town duck  hanging duck

peking duck

looking through window

Picture us all staring through the glass repeating, “What is that?  What IS that??”  Later, my daughter realized it was turtle.  That was SO SAD.dead china town turtle

The buildings and lanterns in China Town were stunning.


red chinatown lanterns  china town architecture

Dick Lee Pastries

Dried sea cucumber.  How do you cook these and who teaches you?  Every item displayed was fascinating.

dried sea cucumber

Man with chicken head!

man with chicken head

We walked by this display and immediately doubled back.  A Harry Potter statue.  A very VERY HAPPY Harry Potter statue.  “Look out, Mr. Lion!”  Who would BUY this!  I really REALLY want to know!

harry potter statue

Finally, my favorite sign in China Town.  Look carefully at the menu.

poultry factory SF

“Mommy Mommy! I want an old brown chicken PLEASSEEEE!”

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