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Good, those places were overpriced and pretentious and the coffee was sludge.
Great news! How about the fish soup? Delicious.
This was excellent. Thank you for your article.
Nice to find another broth, quite different from pha & many others, but absolutely delicious.
Please, please, please, come back! How about the Fruitvale area?
Agree with the first three commenters...and also a white boomer "gentrifier." I chose Oakland because I love it. Mostly its diversity and food scene. I don't want another San Francisco, as cool as it is to have the city across the bay accessible.
The Trumpization of America marches on with money and homogenization and privilege as the themes. Keep 'em out if they're different. Keep out their amazing talents that truly made America great. More white bread please. Make American White again. And I'm a white baby boomer who brags about Oaktown and our amazing diversity of people and food. Sad, Boring. Tears.
I used to work a block away from HF, and I ate there something like 3x a week for a year+, because it was f'ing spectacular. Not only was the food great, but the staff was great as well.
In the waning days of the job I had in Uptown, things were rough. Emotionally draining. Utterly, soul-crushingly miserable. I was walking, dejected, back to the parking lot at the end of a long day, and A came jogging out of the place and said, "Hang on." He went back inside & made me an ice cream cone. I may have teared up a little.
There are a lot of things I loved about Hawker Fare. The style of the place. The people. The great food. Sometimes a bit out of my comfort zone. Always interesting. I was proud that place was Oakland.
And as long as I live, I'll never forget that ice cream cone.
Passing of an OakAsian institution. I'm a white guy so don't know my Asian cuisine as well as natives who've lived it, but I'm putting this right up there with the disappearance of some other OakAsian moderately priced institutions...like the old V's on Webster and Bun Mam Soc Trang near 14th Ave.
Correct me if I'm wrong Luke, as your live and work this stuff.
There are certainly still a few hidden gems at reasonable prices. But these three were as good as anything in NYC. And unfortunately this is one white guy who doesn't have the money to follow V's back to Southeast Asia...
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