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Linda Shiue

Linda Shiue
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
December 31
I am a physician and spend my free time with my husband and kids, reading everything in sight, eating, traveling, and cooking meals inspired by my travels. These days I'm spending more time at my food blog, spiceboxtravels.com. Please visit me there and follow me on Twitter @spiceboxtravels. Disclaimer: Health information presented here is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professional regarding any medical questions or conditions. © 2010-12 Linda Shiue. All Rights Reserved.

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FEBRUARY 17, 2012 8:43AM

Images of San Francisco's Chinatown, Year of the Dragon 2012

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Last weekend marked the official end of the Chinese/Lunar New Year Celebrations ushering in the Year of the Dragon.  I had the chance to meander through the oldest Chinatown in the United States, in San Francisco.  The photos show the old and the new, commerce and tradition, ending with a classic Chinese poem that sums up the immigrant path to achieving the American dream.  Enjoy the stroll.

Diligence is the path up the mountain of knowledge

Hard work is the boat across the endless sea of learning


Were you hoping for a recipe? Here are several for food traditionally eaten during the Lunar New Year for good luck and prosperity:

Lucky Shrimp Dumplings for Chinese New Year 

Tea eggs 


Flowering chive omelet

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Thanks much for the photos. I have a brother in Orinda and make a point of visiting Chinatown whenever I visit. My son, who also greatly enjoys visiting Chinatown, and I have had many memorable experiences there, the kind fathers and sons share for a lifetime.
It's you!!

How did you know I was kind of hoping for a recipe? I just mentioned this recently to Vivian. Good to see you, and the Chinatown pictures are a treat as well. Flowering chive omelet, drooly.
Lovely! Is Spice Box Travel your blog, Linda?
Coming back as I don't think my rate took. The Buddha mural is gorgeous!
Beautiful...and your Spicebox Travels blog is lovely! Gung hay fat choy! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by! Yes, spiceboxtravels.com is my new food blog and the reason why I have not been here on OS as much. It is wonderful to see your names here. Happy 2012.
Great post and great to see you Linda!
Brings me back to my years living in the PRC. r.
Great photos, thank you. I study kung fu and we had a Chinese New Year celebration last Saturday. Gung hay fat choy!
I wish I could remember the name of the Chinatown restaurant where Ms. Stim and I ate dinner during our trip to SF some four years ago. It looked like a dive, but a crowded dive. The owner took your order, then served you what he thought would be a better choice. The food was delicious. We couldn't help but talk to other diners because we were sitting shoulder-to-shoulder.
Brings me back to when I lived & did Stand-up Comedy there in the 80's. R
It is great to see you back in the feed, Linda. I love the pictures and the recipe links -- like greenheron I am drawn to the flowering chive omelet.
good to see you again, linda, and thanks for posting links that get us to your new website - which is lovely. i'm all signed up for new bits over there. oh, and happy new year!

potstickers and omelet. mmmmm.
I'm so glad to see you, and wish your Dragon Year will be full of many good things. I had heard you posted at Food52 (Vivian Henoch) but couldn't find you there, until now, thanks!

I must look at these recipes more, in my slow way.
Aw this is great. It's good to see you post. This reminds me how much I MISS Chinatown, SF. Jeeze, I miss California something fierce. More than I ever thought I would.

Thank you for these images. And your fab recipes. potstickers...mmmmm mmm mmmmmm.
I like the murals too. They add colour to a city.
Thanks for the walking tour, Linda! *I want to be there*
Thank you all for the warm welcome back!
Hello There! I so enjoy the Chinese New Year and thanks to you I get to see it too in this Blog. Thanks for sharing and more...
Thanks for sharing these wonderful and festive photos.
Linda.I have been in Chinatown here in Greece and in London..Never been to China..although wanting it..Never been in your ρhotos too..So thank you for letting me be there with your work.

Never been in USA actually,but through movies is like knowing all the ρlaces there.So much thanks for sharing the images..It is like being there.And I so much like Chinese food..Noodles..I have last saw in a movie ones eating Indy food..never had one..So jealous ..Never been to India...We do not have here ,multicultural restaurants..I mean we have chinese,jaρanese,american,french,german..but from India..not..

Your story reminded me of how great food-and cheaρ too I ate in Chinatown in London-excellent both in quality and ρrice..Thanks for sharing...Best regards and wishes for a beautiful new month.Images is like being there..Linda.
San Francisco is a real Chinese town in the Year of the Dragon 2012.