HK style cafe open late in SF
Can anyone recommend a Hong Kong style cafe (congee, snacks, bubble tea) that's open past midnight somewhere in SF, preferrably in Chinatown?
Kowloon Tong out on Sixth and Geary fits your bill except not in Chinatown. They don't have congee, though. I think they are open until 2.
re: Melanie Wong
I heard about and passed by D&A Cafe on Clement many times and it looked kind of dirty inside. My Shanghainese friend said they have their cheap specials from 3 to 6 p.m. We got there at there and the place filled up pretty fast. I guess everyone was there for their $3.00 specials.
I looked and looked and looked and could not find anything I liked in the $3.00 menu. My gf and her gf ordered some soup noodles with pork and preserved veggi, soup noodle dish, salt and pepper chicken wing, red bean drink, and honey lemon tea.
I ordered lai fen with 3 ingredients (mushroom, bbq pork, and another meat) for $5.00 and hot milk tea. There was probably 1/2 pound of noodles and at most 2 ounces of meat. Good thing I enjoy eating lai fen in general, nice chew and texture. If not, there was no meat in that dish.
My milk tea had not arrived after all the food came, and I asked 3 different waitresses. The 3rd waitress brought the hot milk tea after I pretty much finished up me meal. Terrible, so they got only 10% tip. Total bill was $18.00.
I saw most people ordering escargot, and fried chicken wings. Like Melanie Wong, not anxious to return. Only thing I would order is the Juk for $3.00, no way they can mess up that dish.