Chinese Fare Done Right

A La Carte Columns

May 1, 2016

Story By: Lynsey Beth Futa |

Salt and Pepper Squid ($7.50)

Salt and Pepper Squid ($7.50)

Draped in red and gilded in gold stands Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant in its entire splendor.

Inside, find yourself whisked away to another place with wafting smells of fresh dim sum (served daily, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) and traditional Chinese dishes, which you can enjoy downstairs in the main dining area, or upstairs in the private venue for special occasions and celebrations.

Try unique creations such as Minced Beef with Brown Sauce on Rice ($5.50), which begins with tenderizing the meat and marinating it. “Then it’s minced by hand to ensure that each piece of beef is cut into small, tender pieces,” explains manager Gary Lam. The meat finally is stir fried, mixed with green peas, simmered in the chef’s special brown sauce and served over jasmine rice.


You may have ordered salt and pepper shrimp or pork chops before, but Golden Palace also offers Salt and Pepper Squid ($7.50). The prized ocean morsels are cut up, lightly battered and deep fried. It’s all mixed with the chef’s own blend of spices, plus chopped chili peppers, minced green onions and, of course, salt and pepper.

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

111 N. King St., Chinatown
Daily, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

San Francisco, CA 94107

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