Translating Chinese New Year Menus, Part 5: New Woey Loy Goey
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The above menu comes from New Woey Loy Goey, a home-style Cantonese restaurant near the corner of Jackson and Grant. The underground restaurant isn't fancy, but it has lasted for generations, surviving both fires and the tourist-ization of Grant Street. New Woey Loy Goey's set new year's menus are the cheapest SFoodie encountered.
While the $248 menu (for 10) includes roast squab, baked lobster, and bamboo shoots with mushrooms, the $65 menu (for four to six people) has a few appealing dishes on it as well:
Crispy fried chicken
Ginger scallion crab
House special pork chops
Braised mushrooms with greens
Buddha's delight vegetables
Salt and pepper prawns
New Woey Loy Goy: 699 Jackson (at Grant), 399-0733.