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Secrets of San Francisco

22 Jan

During our recent trip to San Francisco, I sought (as is my habit) to take a step off the beaten path. I found a semi-hidden, secretive world in Chinatown.

Down one of the many alleys, we found the “Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory.” Inside, we spotted four women turning the freshly baked dough into various shapes of fortune cookies. They worked in silence.  The owner approached us quickly and suggested we buy something. He wouldn’t let us step further into the factory.

We opted for a bag of flat fortune cookies (also in chocolate and strawberry) for $3.50 and paid in cash. No tax. He stepped to an open container of flat cookies (really fresh) and scooped in a couple of handfulls into the plastic bag. It was a really strange place.

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