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Northeastern Chinese Cuisine at Tang Street Introduces a Whole New World

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Ana Aguirre

Tang Street’s steamed pork buns are just one of the Dongbei delicacies you never knew you needed.

Some things at Tang Street do get lost in translation. The online menu differs from the one you will be presented (make sure you get the one-page insert with the more esoteric stuff); some dishes appear in more than one location with differing descriptions. Depending on which server you get, things may not get any more clear — which is what may have happened with an order of pork “slab” that turned out to be twice-fried, but with belly and bell peppers… Good, but not remarkable. Never mind. Pay heed instead to the wisdom of my fortune cookie: “Most spend lives reading the menu instead of enjoying the banquet.”

Tang Street

16111 San Pedro
(210) 490-1788
Best Bets Steamed pork buns, cucumber needle mushroom, noodles with shredded pork and pickle, stewed lamb, sauerkraut braised pork intestine, cumin beef
Hours 11am-9.30pm Mon-Sun Prices $5.99-$15.99
The Skinny A unique northeastern Chinese outpost with simple, but exceptional, cuisine.

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