(The following article appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008.)
Shirley Fong-Torres wants to know if she should wear the black blouse with the Asian design or the less whimsical top she has on already.
“And maybe I’ll put on a little lipstick,” she says, rushing to a nearby Chinatown business, where she can duck into the bathroom for a quick wardrobe change.
The 61-year-old Oakland native, whose Wok Wiz walking tours of San Francisco’s Chinatown have become an institution, seems to be the woman of the hour. Her new book, “The Woman Who Ate Chinatown: A San Francisco Odyssey” (iUniverse Publisher’s Choice), was recently been released, and local TV stations want a piece of the colorful author.
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