Dressed in chicken fat, with cucumber, cilantro, ginger, green onion, fried garlic and hot sauce. $7.50 Mission Chinese Food, San Francisco CA
Ok, how can rice cooked with chicken fat not be simply amazing?! This was SO tasty. The rice had a softer texture with the fatty dressing and a lot more flavor. I can confirm that this rice had no chance and was quickly devoured!
A beautiful San Francisco morning. It’s great to be back!
I wasn’t expecting this to be a full-on soup, but it was delicious! The salted chili broth was SO good and the thinly sliced pumpkin had a great texture as did the pressed tofu. Mmm, I really liked this dish!
These dumplings are kind of amazing! I just wish they give you more since they’re SO delicious. The dumplings have a great shape and the wrapper has a nice bite to it. I always love the combination of salty, sour, hot, spicy, and umami in the dishes from MCF. NOMS!
Soy caramel, mandarin orange, pickled pineapple, shaved coconut, macadamia nuts. $10 Mission Chinese Food, San Francisco CA
Mmm, this pork belly was SO tasty! I just wish there was more of it, hehe. The thick pieces were pretty fatty but the soy caramel sauce was absolutely addictive. I also loved the fun tropical additions.
Wow, I really liked this dish! Mission Chinese Food is always updating their menu (well, at least their online to-go menu that I order from) and some dishes are more successful that others. Boom, beef cheek a l’orange was da bomb, lol! The cheeks were rich and juicy and the sauce was delicious. The coating could have been crispier, but I think it got soggy during the delivery time. This would kick ass straight from the kitchen!
Sweet corn, shishito peppers, country ham, scallions, chilies. $10 Mission Chinese Food, San Francisco CA
Dare I say this was a little too greasy for me! I usually love most of the dishes I try from Mission Chinese, but this just had a little too much oil. I enjoyed the flavors though, and you can’t go wrong with shishitos!
Pinkish-purple royal trumpet vine flowers (Distictis riversii, Bignoniaceae), Roosevelt Way.
Whole beef cheeks with gai lan (Chinese broccoli), poached oyster, smoked oyster sauce, sesame seeds, served with steamed rice. $13 Mission Chinese Food, San Francisco CA
I really enjoy the taste and texture of Chinese broccoli – it’s delicious! There’s a slight bitterness to this dish that I like. It’s not for anyone on a diet though. The whole beef cheeks are super fatty and, therefore, tender and yummy. The poached oysters and smoked oyster sauce add even more textures and flavors to this plate. Noms!
Sprinklers at Dolores Park. Another beautiful San Francisco morning on my way to the gym.