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Fried chicken to rival Ad Hoc

Just returned from trying the new fried chicken sandwich at Duc Loi Supermarket. Go get this amazing sandwich before the take it off the menu (they just took off the vegetarian sandwich recently).
The chicken was a generous portion, crispy, well seasoned and not greasy at all. Best of all were the rendered pieces of chicken skin (shatteringly crunchy and paper thin) that they added to the sandwich. It added a component similar to a potato chip, but chicken flavored!
This is the best piece of fried chicken I have had since Ad Hoc's!

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Ad Hoc
6476 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599

Duc Loi Supermarket
2200 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

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  1. This is the Mission Street Food outpost that's serving burgers, right? Thanks for this, I had heard they were doing Fried Chicken Sandwiches. I need a new source now that Town Hall's outdoor BBQ lunches have ended for the season.

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    Town Hall Restaurant
    342 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105

    Mission Chinese Food
    2234 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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    1. re: Frosty Melon

      Yes, same people as Mission Street Food. They make 15 portions of chicken a day.

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      Mission Chinese Food
      2234 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

    2. Am finishing up on as i write this! Very good flavor, and you're right, not greasy in the least, snd super crispy. The secret aioli and the slaw and slivers of jalapeno cut the richness of the chicken. Only quibble is the bun was cold - not just not-hot or not-warm, but cold. really messy, really filling, really delicious.

      1. I went there a few days ago to get a chicken sandwich but discovered they only use thighs and I really dislike dark meat so I passed on it.

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        1. re: walker

          Good to know, walker. This is a selling point for the SO which may mean I will get to try the burger next trip :-).

          1. re: walker

            If they only use thighs, I'm going to have to go out of my way to go there to get it!

            1. re: walker

              I didn't mention in the above post -- after leaving here because of thigh meat, I did finally satisfy my fried chicken craving -- I tried Little Skillet for the first time and really loved it. Warning: skip the biscuit, get the waffle. They let you choose white or dark or combo so I got all white at no extra charge (although, I would have been willing to pay extra). They asked if I wanted 2 breasts or a breast and a wing and I chose 2 breasts.

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              Farmerbrown's Little Skillet
              330 Ritch Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

            2. Yeah, this fried chicken sandwich is incredible. Funny backstory is that the fried chicken sandwich replaced the veggie burger. The staff said the veggie burger was a pain in the ass to make and to add insult to injury to the the vegetarians (unintentionally, of course) they not only replaced the veggie burger with a chicken sandwich, but a chicken sandwich that is fried in bacon fat and served with crispy chicken skin. I'm sorry but this is too funny.

              The guy who came up with the dish & the chef at Mission Burger is Danny Bowien. He won the International Pesto Competition in Italy. And he used to or still is the chef at Farina.

              Here's a pic of the sandwich

               
              1. Mission Street Food is the best place to go when your in dire need of some chicken with the best skin you could ever ask for! 3 stars.

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                Mission Chinese Food
                2234 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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                1. re: calfoodie88

                  When are they open? The website says Wed.-Sat. but another review listed different days.

                  1. re: mrs bacon

                    I thought it was Wed to Sat also which is why we couldn't fit it in this trip. Maybe that explains Cynsa's sub-par sarnie on a Tues below??

                    1. re: grayelf

                      that's a Red Flag — I will give it another try... http://missionburger.com/

                    2. re: mrs bacon

                      They are open on Thursday night and Saturday night only. They recently started taking reservations via email. Check out their website/blog for details and for the day's menu. There are no fixtures on their menu (aside from Lung Shan's dumplings) so don't count on seeing chicken on the menu.

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                      Mission Chinese Food
                      2234 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

                      1. re: BernalKC

                        That's Mission Street Food -- the chicken sandwich and burger are by the MSF people, but are seperate from the Thursday/Saturday schedule and are in a different location, see the link above.

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                        Mission Chinese Food
                        2234 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110