Established in 1991, Moonstar's original location in San Francisco was an upscale restaurant with an elegant and relaxing atmosphere. Now in Daly City, enjoy lively and pleasant surroundings with a menu that offers a broad selection of cuisines.
With the simple motto “excellent Chinese cuisine,” the skilled chefs at Hai Sun Restaurant rev up appetites with an expansive menu, leading off with crispy fried appetizers such as wontons and egg rolls. Across the menu’s pages, entrees flock into categories including lamb, pork, and vegetables alongside seafood morsels such as sautéed scallops and cod. Dishes come laden with a fresh garden medley of veggies of baby corn and snow peas, in spicy ginger, curry, and Sichuan sauce. With pop available by the can or six pack, patrons can enjoy a soda rush without the hassle of going over Niagara Falls in a root-beer barrel.
A Time Out San Francisco Critics' choice, Imperial Tea Court provides leaf lovers with access to some of the world's most desirable teas as well as unrivaled expertise in the ways of steepery. Park your carcass in one of its highly regarded teahouses for a 45- to 60-minute primer on the world's most popular beverage and its steamy history, including its medicinal roots in ancient times as an alternative to Tommy John surgery. Pouring hot cups of tea and tepid earfuls of facts, the teahouses' resident sip savants will help guests understand tea's various categories and acquaint them with the traditional Chinese gaiwan, a covered teacup developed for use on turbulent dragon flights and birthday party bounce houses. The tasting includes two samples of your choice of teas, leaving you with a pleasant aftertaste as well as a fully brewed headpot of knowledge with which to douse tea-loving coworkers at the dream factory.
Region unites the intense flavors of Southeast Asian and Chinese cuisine with flourishes familiar to Western palates, resulting in edible masterpieces that are equal parts approachable and exotic. The restaurant highlights its signature beijing duck as the epitome of this fusion: the duck’s crispy skin and moist meat has been a Chinese delicacy since the Imperial era, yet the restaurant sources the poultry from a small farm in Petaluma to honor modern values of community and sustainability. These multifaceted influences suffuse every dish they serve as each bite introduces taste buds to rich new flavors, from szechuan-peppercorn and peanut nuoc-mam sauce to basil, anise, and coconut milk.
Like an edition of Jane Eyre written in internet jargon, the space seamlessly blends an old-fashioned sensibility with a contemporary vibe, placing tufted leather couches and nautical maps alongside neon-lit cocktail bars and hand-wrought iron designs. A copse of birch trees surround diners seated at soft leather banquettes as they complement the fusion of Asian flavors with a retinue of wines, teas, and exotic desserts.
At Fengshui Japanese, you won't only find colorful sashimi and sushi rolls and teriyaki dishes, but also a panoply of Chinese favorites. The cooks whip up housemade dishes from both countries, drizzling roasted duck in a Peking sauce and topping beds of rice with kung pao prawns coated in a spicy Hunan sauce. Customers can mix and match all of their favorite dishes with the all you can eat and drink option, allowing them to feast on California rolls, fried buns dipped into condensed milk, and General Chao's chicken in one meal.
The restaurant serves up domestic beers such as the local Anchor Steam alongside glasses of Thai tea and sake.
After bringing menus to each table, servers ask if anyone would like to sign a waiver. Without endorsing one of these forms, diners can't order the devil's chicken or vegetables, two formidable entrees made with fiery ghost chilies.
On request, chefs can tone down the heat of various entrees, which combine the culinary traditions of India and China. Relying on locally sourced ingredients when possible, cooks prepare each dish for family-style serving, which encourages diners to split piles of poultry with visiting friends or every member of the Channel 5 news team. Though braised beef and sautéed chicken are prominent on the menu, the kitchen also creates vegetarian- and vegan-friendly dishes that rely on the same regional sauces for their piquant flavor.
On one side of the main dining room, red vinyl booths add a splash of color to the restaurant's sleek gray walls and modern décor. The restaurant's bar keeps tables full of libations, including craft beers and glasses of food-friendly wine from winemakers on both sides of the equator and the center of the Earth.