Shark’s fin dumpling in soup – Tai Wu Mr. Fong’s Restaurant

Shark's fin dumpling in soup - Wu Tai Mr. Fong's Restaurant
Large pork dumpling in a broth with pieces of shark’s fin. $6
Tai Wu Mr. Fong’s Restaurant, Daly City CA

Shark's fin dumpling in soup - Wu Tai Mr. Fong's Restaurant
I really wasn’t sure what we would get when I ordered this since California has that ban on shark’s fin, but there was real shark’s fin in there! The shark’s fin didn’t really taste like anything, but it had a firm snappy texture.

Shark's fin dumpling in soup - Wu Tai Mr. Fong's Restaurant
The broth was yummy and super hot and the pork dumpling was a beast. I really didn’t know how to use the vinegar and shredded ginger so I would just pour a little on each spoonful. Hehe!

Abandoned building (old lookout?) with graffiti
Abandoned building (old lookout?) with graffiti, Sweeney Ridge Trail. I really liked the colors and shapes in the graffiti. I can never read any of them, but I can at least appreciate their overal look.

Home style special dumpling – Tai Wu Mr. Fong’s Restaurant

Home style special dumpling - Tai Wu Mr. Fong's Restaurant
Filled with combination seafood. These dumplings were delicious! I’m not sure what all the ingredients were in the filling because I can’t read or speak Chinese (we were the only non-Chinese in the entire restaurant), but it was flavorful and had an awesome texture. $6
Tai Wu Mr. Fong’s Restaurant, Daly City CA

Orange Indian paintbrush flowers (Castilleja sp., Orobanchaceae)
Orange Indian paintbrush flowers (Castilleja sp., Orobanchaceae), Sweeney Ridge Trail. The trail was really beautiful and nicely maintained. It was hot up on the ridge and very bright that day.

Bbq pork – Tai Wu Mr. Fong’s Restaurant

Bbq pork - Tai Wu Mr. Fong's Restaurant
This was different. I guess I’ve never had a large plate of cold, sticky (slimey?) bbq pork for dim sum before. Usually it’s at least warm, but it was the sticky texture that put me off.
Tai Wu Mr. Fong’s Restaurant, Daly City CA

San Bruno Mountain from Sweeney Ridge Trail
View of San Bruno Mountain from Sweeney Ridge Trail. Not sure if that’s the SF County Jail #5 on the right. πŸ™‚

Har gow – Tai Wu Mr. Fong’s Restaurant

Har gow - Tai Wu Mr. Fong's Restaurant
Shrimp dumplings. These were nice and large and the wrapper wasn’t too thick, noms! $4.50
Tai Wu Mr. Fong’s Restaurant, Daly City CA

Random building with graffiti, Sweeney Ridge Trail
Random building (old lookout?) covered with graffiti, Sweeney Ridge Trail. By the time we walked to this point, the sun was blazing so we wimped out and walked back down. Since the trail is completely exposed it’s uncomfortable to walk on really HOT days.

Chicken feet in black bean sauce – Tai Wu Mr. Fong’s Restaurant

Chicken feet in black bean sauce - Tai Wu Mr. Fong's Restaurant
David wouldn’t eat any of these, so I was left with the chore. I guess I thought that I liked chicken feet from childhood, but maybe I was wrong. These were a hard to eat and too sweet and mushy for my taste. They were all skin and bones and I couldn’t finish them. Perhaps if they were piping hot I could have conquered, hehe! $3.60
Tai Wu Mr. Fong’s Restaurant, Daly City CA

Globe Lily or Fairy Lantern (Calochortus albus, Liliaceae)
White flowers of the Globe Lily or Fairy Lantern (Calochortus albus, Liliaceae). These looked like they were on their way out, but I was glad to have caught them before the season was over.

Shrimp noodle rolls – Tai Wu Mr. Fong’s Restaurant

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Thick rice noodles filled with shrimp and served with sweet soy sauce. These are yummy! $4.50
Tai Wu Mr. Fong’s Restaurant, Daly City CA

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View of the Pacific Ocean from Skyline College, College Road. The community college has a great vista where you can park and look out onto the ocean.

Siu mai – Tai Wu Mr. Fong’s Restaurant

Siu mai - Tai Wu Mr. Fong's Restaurant
Pork dumplings. These are a standard dim sum offering and I always seem to order them as a comparative measure. These weren’t too fatty and were of better quality than some other dim sum places.
Tai Wu Mr. Fong’s Restaurant, Daly City CA

Indian paintbrush (Castilleja sp., Orobanchaceae)
Orange Indian paintbrush flowers (Castilleja sp., Orobanchaceae). We walked some hill trails near the restaurant and were treated to some spectacular wildflowers!