Back to Center City for a Thali Lunch at Veda

I didn’t acquire a taste for Indian food until in my late 30s. It wasn’t on my radar while growing up in the Philly suburbs. There may have been an Indian restaurant or two in Center City back in those days, but my family generally opted for Chinatown when eating downtown.  When I started workingContinue reading “Back to Center City for a Thali Lunch at Veda”

Finally, Kosher Salami; and Another Cheesesteak

I can’t say whether the two are related in any way, but since around the time that Covid first hit the U.S., it’s been difficult to find kosher salami in supermarkets and other stores that used to stock it. I know this isn’t just a phenomenon of the Philadelphia area, where I live, because I’veContinue reading “Finally, Kosher Salami; and Another Cheesesteak”

Sang Kee Peking Duck House

While Sang Kee Peking Duck House does not fit into the mold of old-school Cantonese restaurants that I posted on recently, they are one of the oldest surviving restaurants in Philadelphia’s Chinatown. They were also one of the first that didn’t fit that mold. Sang Kee’s reputation was built on its Kong-style barbecued meats andContinue reading “Sang Kee Peking Duck House”