Spicy crab, cucumber, avocado, gobo, lightly seared suzuki, sliced chiles, chili aioli, tobiko, and scallions. $14.25 Tokyo Go-Go, San Francisco
Wow, this roll was frickin’ amazing! I loved the heat from all the spicy components, and it looked pretty cool too. I thought I would experience Montezuma’s revenge afterward, but I didn’t – hehe! The lightly seared sea bass tasted great and had a great texture. The chili aioli was so flavorful and I loved the pale yellow color of it. The sliced chiles added extra heat and flavor. Not sure I could really distinguished the gobo (burdock root), but I actually didn’t know what it was when I ordered the roll. I will definitely order this delicious roll again!
Deep fried pork skins seasoned with chili, sugar and salt. $3.50 4505 Meats, San Francisco
WOW, these things are SO flavorful and addicting! I grew up in a traditional Filipino household so I’ve had my share of chicharrones, but these are like none I’ve ever tasted. They are so light and pillowy and they practically melt in your mouth to form a sticky, caramelly substance that you have to pick out from between your teeth. Absolutely amazing! I quickly ate an entire bag in one sitting and could have easily devoured a couple more bags afterward. I can taste them in my mouth as I write this – they’re THAT good!
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010
Ground Kurobuta pork shoulder, fresh tofu, Szechuan peppercorns, jalapenos, dried red chili pepper, chili oil, green onions, cloves, garnished with chopped cilantro. Mission Chinese Food, San Francisco CA
This has to be one of my favorite Chinese delivery dishes of all time! It’s super spicy with all the jalapenos, dried red chilies, and even more chili oil but the pain in my mouth is worth every delicious bite. I’m thankful that it comes with steamed rice, not only for the cooling effect but also to soak up all that mouth watering sauce.
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2011