Shanghai fillet – Jasmine Tea House

Shanghai fillet - Jasmine Tea House
Marinated flounder fillet fried to golden brown topped with pine nuts and light sweet and spicy sauce. $11.95
Jasmine Tea House, San Francisco CA

Ugh, this was not the best item to order for delivery. By the time it made it to my place, the battered exterior was soft and soggy from the sauce and being steamed from the closed container. The sauce itself was very good either. I definitely wouldn’t order this again (even for dine in).

Szechuan beef – Jasmine Tea House

Szechuan beef - Jasmine Tea House
Jasmine Tea House, San Francisco CA

I’m a sucker for salty, deep fried, saucy Chinese food so this dish was right up my alley! They pack a lot of food into those delivery containers so I can’t complain. The beef is probably not the best quality, but I really like the flavor of the dish and they can make it on the spicier side too.

Justin Herman Plaza
Justin Herman Plaza, Embarcadero Center.

Yangtze spareribs – Jasmine Tea House

Yangtze spareribs - Jasmine Tea House
Marinated tender spareribs BBQ with chef’s special light honey sauce. $11.95
Jasmine Tea House, San Francisco CA

Meh, I wasn’t a fan of these spareribs. The chef’s special sauce wasn’t very tasty and you couldn’t taste much honey. You would think that a honey sauce would have some sweetness and thickness to it, but this was somewhat bland and runny. The meat was also on the tough and dry side. I wouldn’t order this again.

Holiday topiaries

Holiday topiaries, Embarcadero Center.

Mongolian beef – Jasmine Tea House

Mongolian beef
This dish was really good. There was a lot of tender slices of beef in there and they also packed in a lot of onions, scallions, garlic, and chilies. Definitely worth a re-order. $8.75
Jasmine Tea House, San Francisco CA

Poison oak
Young poison oak leaves (Toxicodendron diversilobum, Anacardiaceae), Bon Tempe Lake.

Dried sauteed string beans – Jasmine Tea House

Dried sauteed string beans - Jasmine Tea House
Hmm, this was greasier than I like it and also really salty from the soy sauce. I was expecting something flash sauteed in a wok and with lots of garlic or something. I didn’t know they were gonna drench it in soy sauce so I probably won’t order this again. $7.95
Jasmine Tea House, San Francisco CA

Contours in the Air sculpture

Contours in the Air sculpture, Ruth Asawa, de Young Museum.

Madarin combo clay pot – Jasmine Tea House

Madarin combo clay pot - Jasmine Tea House
Shrimp, beef, scallop, squid, chicken, jalapeno, vegetable, garlic. $12.95
Jasmine Tea House, San Francisco CA

Mmm, for a delivery clay pot dish, this rocked! The ingredients were of surprisingly good quality and they tasted great! There were so many proteins packed in there. Most Chinese places fill the dish with bok choy and only give you a few slices of meat. I was even surprised that the squid and scallops were tender and fresh tasting. Now that’s impressive for Chinese delivery! I would definitely order this dish again.

Joan of Arc statue
Joan of Arc statue, California Palace of the Legion of Honor.

General Tsao chicken – Jasmine Tea House

General Tsao chicken - Jasmine Tea House
Many of you know that I’m a huge fan of General Tso’s chicken even though it’s not even a real Chinese dish, hehe. Jasmine Tea House’s version is super tasty and they use large chunks of white meat chicken. They’re also only lightly battered and cooked perfectly so you’re not eating balls of grease, ew! This was a definite delivery win! $8.75
Jasmine Tea House, San Francisco CA

de Young Museum
de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park.

General Tsao chicken - Jasmine Tea House
October 2013. $9.50
Price has gone up! And it looks like they might have changed the recipe, but it’s still delicious. 🙂

General Tsao chicken - Jasmine Tea House
January 2014. $9.50
They put more broccoli in the dish now which I kind of like.