Cysna is a genius :0)
DH and I just took one of the "food neighborhood walks" recommended by Cysna in a post from eons ago:
**24th St. btw Potrero and Mission Streets (what a wonderful walk! what wonderful trees shading 24th! what great places to eat!)
**Valencia btw 15th St. and 24th St.
Tomorrow we'll take these walks recc in the same post by Cysna:
**Clement St. btw Arguello and 12th Ave
**Irving Street btw Park Presidio and 25th Ave; Irving btw 3rd Ave and 10th Ave; and 9th Ave btw Judah and Lincoln Way
We really like fabulous food at bargain prices and holes in the wall are just fine. Any suggestions for places to eat as we walk tomorrow along Clement, Irving, and 9th Ave? We like almost anything except sushi. Also, I'd rather avoid pizza and Ethiopian because we can get terrific pizza and Ethiopian at home. Last year we loved Shanghei Dumpling King after a trip to Legion of Honor.
Thanks, SF Hounds.
Hi SF Hounds,
I can't thank you enough for your terrific suggestions. And I have to say that Cysna's foodie walk suggestions were wonderful. I would love to hear more of your suggestions for fun walks with lots of places to eat or shop for food/cooking gear. (Ruth L---I LOVED Kamei Housewares & Restaurant Supply. I had to remind myself that DH was patiently waiting outside while I explored the store and that eventually even his durable patience would run thin.... What a terrific shop!)
Macsac---sorry, but I can't find Cysna's original post. But I had printed off all the walks she listed and I put all of them in my post above.
I loved Cysna's list of walks so much that I think I will ask my fellow Minneapolis-St. Paul hounds if we can do the same on our board.
Finally, I find that the quality of the food we eat in SF is directly related to the amount of time I can spend reviewing the excellent posts on this board. For that, SF hounds, I sincerely thank you.
p.s. Just by dumb luck, we found B Patisserie where I had my first bostock ever. I think it's good that bostock is hard to find in Mpls St. Paul. If it were easy, my BMI would see a steep increase :0)
just home now from 11-day road trip; Portland OR; Vancouver/Richmond B.C. and surrounds with with most excellent highlights from chowhound's grayelf - we're walkers and always seeking local food neighborhood walks, too - for fun noshing. We have a wonderful chowhound community generous with local info.
Amazing crispy chicken bahn mi
@ Cafe Bahn Mi 417 Clement St. Lightly coated breast pieces, fried to order, greaselessly. Only this so far to recommend there.
Turnip cakes with blk sesame seeded tops .
@ Xao Long Bao (dumpling shop), 625 Clement St. Have not yet tasted the XLB -too many prior disappointments at other recommended place. Shredded, lightly cooked turnip with small pieces of "bacon" in hot water pastry. Theyl sell one instead of the usual three if requested.
Deep fried shrimp balls. Order in advance @Five Happiness
Geary nr 6th Ave. Also, when in season Crab in Mongolian Sauce. Dark brown, unusual sauce for crab which I'm happy with no sauce at all.
Also very good salt and pepper fish at this old standby.
On Irving between 22nd and 23rd is Irving Cafe and Deli for good banh mi. I always get BBQ chicken with pâté, but the have all the usual suspects.
Also on Irving at about 24/25th is Lam Hoa Thuan. There is always a line of people waiting to get BBQ pork and roast duck and pork. I eat there and get their House Special wonton egg noodle soup. My daughter and I just shared a bowl yesterday. And don't forget to have some of the pickled chilis on the table. Yum!
Yes, she is!
Clement between Arguello and 12th Ave. has a mind-boggling array of choices. My favorite stops in that area are:
Spices (Sichaun) on 6th just north of Clement
Toy Boat (desserts) on 5th and Clement
Sweet Delite (Asian desserts and snacks) (on Clement between 6th and 7th)
Aroma Tea Shop (for sampling and buying fine China teas) on 6th just south of Clement
Green Apple Books (on Clement between 6th and 7th)
Kamei Housewares & Restaurant Supply (on Clement between 6th and 7th)
While you're in the Richmond, I'll also put in a suggestion for Geary between 18th and 23rd, which has half a dozen Eastern European markets/delis, a great traditional ice cream parlor (Joe's Ice Cream), fancy dim sum at Ton Kiang, good cheap dim sum at Golden River, etc.
re: Ruth Lafler
Agreed, it is nearly impossible for me to pass by without getting the har gow. I also like Spices2 and am surprised nobody has mentioned Mandalay for Burmese (though it is outside the named streets, on California and 6th, all recommendations so far seem to be in the Inner Richmond rather than the Sunset, so much closer to other recs than anything on 9th and Irving. I could eat the tea leaf salad no matter how much other grazing I had done, and the Burmese style noodle is always good. Also My Tofu House for soondubu soup.