2010 Dec 28 - SunsHins Chinese Restaurant
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Today mom and I are headed to Escalon to pick up some Char-Siu or Chinese BBQ Pork for our New Years Day food table.
Lunch first then a stop at the cemetery to place some fresh flowers for the New Year then to Escalon.
Lunch will be at the SunsHins Chinese Restaurant. It is in the building that once housed the Victory Fountain just a long block west of Victory Park. It is on the northeast corner of Monte Diablo and Buena Vista just across Buena Vista from Victory Elementary School.
Mom heading to the entrance
Jim has owned and run SunsHins since late 2008. Before that he used to work in the kitchen at China Palace
His son and a little older daughter were here today
This is just the section of the menu that shows the prices for the Lunch Specials.
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It is a cold, wintry day so I order a bowl of Wor Won Ton Soup for mom and I to share. And I order a Lunch Special of Honey Walnut Shrimp with rice.
The Honey Walnut Shrimp
The Wor Won Ton Soup
Normally you get a small bowl of soup included with the Special Lunch, but since we had a big bowl of soup. I skipped the soup which today was Won Ton Soup.
Mom taking some rice and a few Walnut Shrimp
The bowls that we are using for our individual soup is the same bowl that is served with the Lunch
As we begin to eat John F and Howard J enter the place. It seems that John had seen my Facebook post about the restaurant and was going to give it a try.
They also ordered the Wor Won Ton Soup for starters.
Howard and his soup
John and his soup
Howard who is Chinese decides on the lo fan (please Google if you need to) combination #4.
SunsHins Garlic Chicken is boneless
John has the Curry Chicken Lunch Special but opts for the $0.50 extra Pork Chow Mein in place of the rice
Below is my bill for today's lunch.
Next we head to the cemetery and the grave site where my father's parents, my brother and my father are buried.
Mom putting up fresh flowers for the New Year
Then it is off to Escalon to pick up our char-siu.
Mom at the counter
The Chinese couple, who own Wong's Deli and their two young kids would have a snack at Yum Yum Donuts before heading to Escalon. My parents would stop at that Yum Yum for a break on their daily neighborhood walk and see them often. That was over 16 years ago. The young girl is now a sophomore at Harvard and the boy is a sophomore at Escalon High School.
The owner is looking at one of my business cards which has KC's photo of me riding my BMW along Hwy 395 near Bridgeport
Mom puts out birdseed on her back patio and there are a bunch of birds in today's wet weather
~end for now