We gathered for a Sunday lunch feast at Shao Mountain, a few doors down from Asian Pearl in a vast strip mall. Rather than dim sum, we were sampling the specialties of Hunan province. With the exception of some serious salt overload in the smoked pork dishes, execution of the savory courses was excellent. Check out the discussion on Chowhound: Chowdown report: Shao Mountain in Fremont.
You might also be interested in a chowdown at: Ancient Szechuan (Happy Golden Bowl) in El Cerrito, Cooking Papa in Foster City, Zen Peninsula in Millbrae, Yum's Bistro in Fremont for Chinese New Year, Yum's Bistro in Fremont for a crab feast, Sun's Chinese Cuisine in San Mateo, El Hueco in Redwood City.
I had mentioned Thai cooking classes and I've got some photos from those as well: First Week Intensive 2009, Advanced Series Set A 2011, Advanced Series Set B 2010, Advanced Series Set C 2011, and Advanced Series Set D 2012.
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