Sugar puffs – M.Y. China

Sugar puffs - M.Y. China
Four pieces served with three sauces. Prosperity dinner $88
M.Y. China, San Francisco CA

I’m not sure how 4 pieces becomes 2 pieces with only 1 sauce, but I think it’s lame – FAIL! If your menu says one thing, maybe you have the responsibility of actually delivering what it says.

Fire cracker wok tossed longevity noodle – M.Y. China

Fire cracker wok tossed longevity noodle - M.Y. China
Wild seasonal mushrooms, sichuan pickled vegetables. Prosperity dinner $88
M.Y. China, San Francisco CA

Although this was SUPER greasy, it had a good flavor that I enjoyed. It would suck if you’re a vegetarian though because the menu description doesn’t mention bbq pork anywhere! What a surprise you would have received.

Good fortune seafood treasury – M.Y. China

Good fortune seafood treasury - M.Y. China
Shrimp, scallop, calamari with mixed greens and mushrooms. Prosperity dinner $88
M.Y. China, San Francisco CA

This was actually pretty good (surprising since I’ve hated almost everything I’ve had at M.Y. China). The seafood was good nicely (not overcooked) and the sauce was light and didn’t overpower the ingredients.

Wild boar scissor cut noodles – M.Y. China

Wild boar scissor cut noodles - M.Y. China
Bean sprouts, scallion, wood ear mushrooms. $14
M.Y. China, San Francisco CA

Have I expressed how much I hate this restaurant? Well I do. This dish was on the 7×7 list and if they ever place another M.Y. China on a future list, I’ll happily skip it. The service and food here are just crap and I refuse to support them any longer.

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2014

Bulleit bourbon Manhattan cocktail - M.Y. China
Bulleit bourbon Manhattan. $17
Really?! Seventeen dollars for a Manhattan?! Ugh, can this restaurant closed down already?

Wok seared beef – M.Y. China

Wok seared beef - M.Y. China
Sichuan peppercorns, arugula. $18
M.Y. China, San Francisco CA

This was our waitress’ suggestion, probably because it was one of the more expensive options. Well, it was horrible! The beef was SO frickin’ dry and bland. The sauce was pretty much seared onto the beef and made it really hard to chew and eat. And serving this gross, dry beef over a sad pile of arugula was another lame choice by this lame restaurant. The beef was only luke warm so there wasn’t even enough heat to wilt the arugula so everything just stayed dry.

Steamed rice - M.Y. China
Steamed rice. $2

Wild boar lettuce cups – M.Y. China

Wild boar lettuce cups - M.Y. China
Red pepper, scallions, crispy noodles. $9
M.Y. China, San Francisco CA

Oh dear god, why did we come back here?! These lettuce cups were just sad and boring. It was like a typical beef stir fry thrown on some lettuce with some fried rice paper shred tossed in. The service was just as shitty this time around, the food was marginal and over-priced, and my old fashioned tasted like a disgusting piece of sweet-ass candy (and you know how much I love my bourbon drinks)! It was murky and off-color and tasted like crap. I seriously hate this place.

Old Fashioned cocktail - M.Y. China
Old Fashioned: bourbon, gum, angostura bitters, orange peel. Happy hour $7

Wild boar juicy dumplings – M.Y. China

Wild boar juicy dumplings - M.Y. China
Ginger, garlic, M.Y. seasoned salt. $8
M.Y. China, San Francisco CA

Ok, I did appreciate that these soup dumplings were individually spooned for easy eating. They also tasted pretty good which I wouldn’t say about some of the other dishes we had at M.Y. China.

Cobweb Buttons
‘Cobweb Buttons’ hens and chicks (Sempervivum arachnoideum, Crassulaceae), Castro Street.

Chairman Mao’s chicken – M.Y. China

Chairman Mao's chicken - M.Y. China
Crisp chicken bites, jalapeno. $9
M.Y. China, San Francisco CA

Chairman Mao’s chicken must be the sad, poor cousin of General Tso’s chicken. These chicken bits weren’t any better than the frozen variety from Safeway, just sprinkled with a mound of MSG! The dipping sauces also tasted like they came from bottles purchased from Safeway. No, not even from a legitimate Asian market. From Safeway…

Spring has sprouted
Spring has sprouted!

Spicy seafood dumplings – M.Y. China

Spicy seafood dumplings - M.Y. China
Scallops, shrimp, spinach wrapper. $9
M.Y. China, San Francisco CA

This dish was SO mediocre that I don’t even remember ordering it. That’s not surprising because the food runners tried to drop off several dishes that we didn’t order. So perhaps we really didn’t order this in the first place. At least they were consistent with their lameness. Get a clue!

 Large wild iris/fairy iris (Dietes grandiflora, Iridaceae)

White, lavendar and yellow large wild iris/fairy iris (Dietes grandiflora, Iridaceae) flowers, Castro Street.