One thing I really love about San Francisco is all the different cultures in the area! You get a little bit of everything and today I am showing you around China Town and the new hip restaurant, China Live! China Live just opened recently in the heart of China Town, and it is a stunning (and huge!) restaurant that is modern, but still has Chinese food classics!
I mean who doesn’t want to eat here!?!? It’s stunning, right? I ordered the peking duck, which is an absolute must! Do not leave this restaurant without ordering the peking duck! If you don’t know what peking duck is, it basically is what I like to call “duck in the window”. It is a whole duck roasted that has the best crisp skin, is so tender, and has a sweet taste. Long story short, it will blow your mind. The dumplings were fabulous, as well as the pork ribs and mandarin-chicken salad. If you go at night, order the broccoli rabe too! Also, aside from the restaurant there is a store and little cafe where you can buy all these amazing Chinese goods that you can’t find at many places.
Overall, this place is just aesthetically stunning.
Since China Live is in the heart of Chinatown, I highly recommend walking around Chinatown after. It is so authentic and the feeling is so cool! They have tons of markets all the locals shop at, and there are the coolest stores that have all these Chinese goods you can’t find anywhere else! Not to mention wonderful spices, delicious teas, and tasty Chinese pastries!
This is one to put on your must-do list for sure! When you go to China Live, please let me know! I would love to hear how you liked it, especially the duck! Until next time!