Okonomiyaki – Namu Gaji

Okonomiyaki - Namu Gaji
Savory pancake, kimchee, scallion, cabbage, bonito, oko sauce, kewpie mayo. $14
Namu Gaji, San Francisco CA

This was delicious, but it was SO hot and I was SO hungry that I kept burning the roof of my mouth. I’ve never had okonomiyaki before and I thought it was great. I loved all the different textures and flavors.

Okonomiyaki - Namu Gaji
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Gamja fries – Namu Gaji

Gamja fries - Namu Gaji
A poutine-like stoner favorite. Hand cut organic potato, kimchee relish, gochujang, kewpie mayo, teriyaki, green onion, bulgogi beef. $10
Namu Gaji, San Francisco CA

These French fries are a lot of everything! I can see why they’re a popular hangover item. The bulgogi was really good and I liked all the different condiments. Perhaps it was because I wasn’t hung over, but these fries were verging on too much flavor-attack for me.

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

Sommariva mimosa - Namu Gaji
Sommariva mimosa. $10
I was not impressed by this flat, overpriced mimosa.

Beef tongue – Namu Gaji

Beef tongue - Namu Gaji
Asparagus, broccoli, collard greens, cedar, lime. $14
Namu Gaji, San Francisco CA

Boy, was this good! I’ve only previously had beef tongue sliced into sandwiches, shredded into tacos, or cut up in different ways as an ingredient in soups and stews. This was large pieces of tongue, perfectly cooked and beautifully dressed, simply presented so as to enjoy the beef tongue in all its delicious glory. Great job, Namu Gaji!

Beef tongue - Namu Gaji
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Banchan - Namu Gaji
Banchan. Mung bean sprouts, daikon greens, kimchi. Complimentary

Chicken Korean taco – Namu Gaji

Chicken Korean taco - Namu Gaji
“The Real” Korean taco with chicken, kimchee salsa, kimchee remoulade, seasoned rice, toasted seaweed, and nori. Happy hour $3.50
Namu Gaji, San Francisco CA

Chicken Korean taco - Namu Gaji
March 9, 2014.
Chicken, seasoned rice, daikon kimchee salsa, kimchee remoulade, toasted kim, nori, $3.50

I love the Korean tacos at Namu Gaji and at the Namu food stand previously. They’re packed with flavor and are a great departure from the typical Mission tacos. I will say that the nori was really hard to chew through this time around.

Golden Gate Bridge

Approaching the Golden Gate Bridge, southbound on the 101.

Loco moco – Namu Gaji

Loco moco - Namu Gaji
“We love eating loco moco. A Hawaiian staple, great for hangovers.” Marin Sun Farms grassfed beef patty, dashi gravy, sunny-side up egg over rice. $12
Namu Gaji, San Francisco CA

Meh, this was a disappointment. You couldn’t taste the dashi flavor in the gravy and the portion was super small. There’s so little food that it wouldn’t begin to cure a hangover! I was also confused why this came in a paper boat while they use real boards and dinnerware for everything else. This was my first time at Namu Gaji and I was definitely NOT impressed.

Francois Pinon Vouvray - Namu Gaji

Francois Pinon Vouvray “non-dose” NV (chenin blanc). $12
This sparkling wine tasted ok, but it was such a tiny pour for twelve bucks! Sheesh!

Sutro Baths
Sutro Baths site, Point Lobos Avenue.