Hot and sour soup – Jasmine Tea House

Hot and sour soup - Jasmine Tea House
Tofu, egg drop, black fungus. Cup $4.40
Jasmine Tea House, San Francisco CA

I love hot and sour soup because it’s a little bit spicy and filling. I can’t remember if this one had chicken in it, but there was plenty of tofu to take its place.

Mission Market mural
Mission Market mural.

Hot and sour soup – Makli Chinese Cuisine

Hot and sour soup - Makli Chinese Cuisine
Thick broth cooked with black fungus, bamboo shoots, tofu, scallion, vinegar, pepper. Cup $2
Makli Chinese Cuisine, San Francisco CA

I was skeptical of this place at first because it was a random Chinese restaurant that took over the closed down Daimaru Japanese restaurant space. We went here for dinner and had a pretty good experience. The service was friendly and the food was pretty good. These two dollar soups are a great value. I could categorize it as more of a bowl than a cup! The soup was nice and spicy and had a nice, deep flavor.

The Castro
The Castro.

Mu shu bbq duck wrap – Harbor Village Kitchen

Mu shu bbq duck wrap - Harbor Village Kitchen
Stir fried with lettuce, bamboo shoot, black fungus, and carrot with a flour tortilla. $9.50
Harbor Village Kitchen, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Omg, this was just a large greasy pile of crap! The duck was gross and stringy and I still can’t believe they threw in a flour tortilla to accompnay the mu shu pile. That was laughable! Let’s just say I didn’t eat much of this.

Wind Portal art installation
“Wind Portal” art installation, Paul Woolford and Ned Kahn, SFO Bart Station.

Fish fillet with eggplant – Au’s Kitchen

Fish fillet with eggplant - Au's Kitchen
With green onions and black fungus in a spicy garlic sauce, served with rice. $7
Au’s Kitchen, San Bruno CA

Fish fillet with eggplant - Au's Kitchen
I love getting this dish. It combines some of my favorite things – fish, eggplant, and garlic sauce. Yummy!

Lexus Official Vehicle, US Open 2012
Lexus Official Vehicle, US Open 2012, The Olympic Club. During the golf tournament, these cars seemed to be everywhere!

Sansai soba – Ebisu

Sansai soba Ebisu

Soba noodles with assorted Asian vegetables, fungus, and slcied greet onions. $8.50
Ebisu, SFO San Francisco

Like most items at Ebisu in International Terminal G, this soup is VERY salty! The broth has pretty good flavor, but I don’t think I can ever finish an entire bowl of this because of the high salt level. This is an interesting bowl of soup though because all the vegetables are all cut long and thin so they look and work well with the buckwheat soba noodles. Just wish

General Tso’s chicken – Grand Palace Restaurant

General Tso's chicken Grand Palace Restaurant

Wok sauteed chicken with onions, green and red bell peppers, and black fungus in special sauce over steamed white rice. To go special $6.75
Grand Palace Restaurant, South San Francisco CA

Like I’ve said in a previous post, every place has their own version of General Tso’s chicken. Grand Palace’s version uses sauteed sliced chicken instead of deep fried breaded chicken bits.  Their sauce also isn’t sweet or sticky. So what I’m saying is that, I don’t like this version very much – LOL! But it true, after all the guilty from ordering General Tso’s chicken, I want the satisfaction of biting into fattening, fried chicken pieces.

Szechuan eggplant – Grand Palace Restaurant

Szechuan eggplant Grand Palace Restaurant

Sauteed eggplants with green onions, bamboo shoots, onions, black fungus, ginger and dried chilis in a garlic sauce. To go special $8.00
Grand Palace Restaurant, South San Francisco

Oh how I love eggplant! These were SO good too. I love how they were super saucy and garlicky. I was also surprised how much food they give you for their To Go Special. This didn’t come with any rice so it’s just a huge container of Szechuan eggplants, noms!

Mu shu chicken – Xiao Long Bao Kitchen

Mu shu chicken Xiao Long Bao Kitchen

Large pile of shredded chicken, napa cabbage, onions, carrots, green onions, black fungus, and scrambled eggs.  Served with mu shu pancakes.  These are always fun to eat because you get to make yummy Chinese burritos of sorts.  The hoisin (or plum sauce) tastes great with the mildly flavored filling. $7.95
Xiao Long Bao Kitchen, South San Francisco

Hot and sour soup – Xiao Long Bao Kitchen

Hot and sour soup Xiao Long Bao Kitchen

Noms, this soup was SO good!  Hot and sour soup is one of my personal favorites, and this one was especially flavorful.  It also had a great kick to it.  They definitely didn’t skimp on the ingredients like some other Chinese Restaurants trying to save a buck.  This was the soup of the day that came with a combination meal that my friend and I ordered.  The meal was very affordable and we got SO much food.  Definitely going back to this place for the delicious food! 2 person lunch combo $14.95
Xiao Long Bao Kitchen, South San Francisco