Our last day in San Francisco we found ourselves in Chinatown, which is the largest Chinatown outside of well...China. It was very much like New York City's Chinatown, but much bigger and more crowded!
House of Nanking, which had been recommended to us by someone on our Napa Tour. We ate our faces off here. We ordered 2 appetizers: a Fried Onion cake and dumplings
We had a LOT of leftover food when we were done, and nowhere to put it at our hotel. I asked them to bag it up nice for me anyway...I had a plan.
One thing we noticed about San Francisco was that there were a lot of homeless people on the street, and that these homeless people were very well cared for by the surrounding community. One night we noticed a man walk out of a Walgreens and hand a homeless woman an entire pizza box. I'm not sure if it
was a whole pizza or just his leftovers, but he was describing which
slices were in there with what toppings. He was really casual about it,
and it was almost as if he did this on a nightly basis. I noticed this
all over the city, and also noticed the homeless were a lot less pushy and in your face than they are in NYC. It was certainly a different culture for me. I pass homeless people in
New York City everyday, and have sadly become immune and jaded to the
notion of actually giving them anything.
So that night, as we were walking through Union Square before we retired for the night, I gave our huge bag of leftover food to a homeless man on
street. It felt good to give our leftovers to this nice, non-pushy man, and I really hope it helped make his night a little better.