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Ostrich Fillet (Not Burgers)

chrisalbon Jun 21, 2008 03:02 PM

I love ostrich. I'm talking about a solid, tender fillet. not burgers.

Does anyone know where I can get some at a reasonable price? I live in SOMA.

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    waldrons Jun 21, 2008 05:37 PM

    Ostrich fillet to cook yourself at home, or as a menu item at a restaurant?


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    1. re: waldrons
      chrisalbon Jun 21, 2008 06:25 PM

      As a menu item at a restaurant.

      1. re: chrisalbon
        waldrons Jun 21, 2008 06:29 PM

        "House" on Grant near Columbus has had it in the past. You might also try the Big Four at the Huntington Hotel, as they frequently feature game or more exotic meats.


        1. re: chrisalbon
          Xiao Yang Jun 21, 2008 09:07 PM

          According tio foodiebytes.com:

          Blowfish Sushi has "Ostrich portobello": Seared ostrich on a tempura portobello with ingen beans, ponzu sauce and purple beet vinaigrette

          Eliza's on California St. has " Ostrich with Chinese garlic or mango"

          Jasmine Tea Hlouse has "basil ostrich": Sliced tender ostrich stir fried with green onion, celery in a spicy basil barbeque sauce

          Red Jade on Church has both Mango Ostrich and Kung Pao Ostrich.

      2. Xiao Yang Jun 21, 2008 06:06 PM

        Polarica has it, and maybe some of the larger Chinese markets.


        105 Quint St, San Francisco, CA

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          Bryan Gros Jun 24, 2008 01:50 PM

          OK, I'll ask. Where can you get ostrich cuts to cook at home?

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          1. re: Bryan Gros
            lgphil Jun 24, 2008 02:08 PM

            http://www.exoticmeats.com/ Has medallions and sausage as well as burgers. They ship. I haven't had their Ostrich, but when I was living in Seattle, I had many of their offerings and all were quite good.

            1. re: Bryan Gros
              Xiao Yang Jun 24, 2008 02:11 PM

              I partly addressed that above. Polarica, for sure, and possibly some of the larger Chinese markets/butchers. There used to be a deli/restaurant in Chinatown (where Golden King Restaurant is now) that served ostrich meals in one room and sold uncooked cuts from a cold case next door. Some Chinese restaurants serve Ostrich, so I'm guessing about Chinese meat markets carrying them; I've seen just about everything else edible in Chinese meat markets including armadillo (tastes like turtle, said the sign).

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              kresge86 Jun 24, 2008 06:34 PM

              Hmm... House used to offer an ostrich fillet that was amazingly tasty, but I don't see it on their website. I tried the ostrich fillet at Big Four and was disappointed (somewhat tough and not very flavorful). Years ago, I had an amazingly good ostrich dish at One Market as part of the Bon Appetit Grand Tasting event, but I'm guessing that's not offered on a regular basis.

              The House
              1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

              One Market Restaurant
              1 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

              Big Four
              1075 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

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