Calvin Soh's Chinatown favorites
Chef Calvin Soh of Shanghai Terrace reveals how to shop and eat in the Asian haven without getting your duck cooked.
Ten Ren Tea and Ginseng Co.
Osmanthus Oolong tea, $139/lb (about 69 cents per cup); Jasmine Beauty Ring tea, $25/4oz
Fat Lee Grocers
Sun dried black beans, $1.20
Woks ’N’ Things
Mooncake molds, $3.95–$20.95; Dim-sum rolling pins, $3.95; Chan Chi Kee cleavers, $40–$46
Tao Ho Yee Food Co.
Duck, $13.50 whole; $6.50 half
Roti canai (Indian-style pancake), $3.50; Chicken and beef satay, $6.50; Popia (Malaysian spring roll), $5.95; Bah kut teh (pork consommé), $7.25–$15
Black grouper, $16.99/lb; Sea snails, $3.99/lb; Geoduck, $19.95/lb; Eel, $8.99/lb
Yin Wall City Inc.
Dried ginseng $49.50–$475/lb; Birds’ nests, $220/oz and up; Dried scallops $68.50/lb
Xiao long bao (“juicy buns”), $4.95
Captain Café & Bakery
Mini mooncakes, 55¢ each; Egg cakes, 70¢ each