ABC Bakery and Cafe on Noriega (SF)
- Dave MP Jan 7, 2014 02:53 PM
I ate at the ABC Bakery and Cafe on Noriega last night for dinner with a few others. Mostly, the food wasn't very good. It's basically cheap, mediocre diner food. They are open until 3 AM, and I can imagine coming back here fo a late night snack. But probably won't be doing dinner again anytime soon.
The Hong Kong rice noodle rolls w/ sesame sauce were actually pretty good. Added some hot sauce. The noodles weren't overcooked, so this was a nice appetizer.
Shrimp w/ scrambled egg over "fried" noodles was bleh. Shrimp didn't taste that fresh, noodles were barely fried (no wok char whatsoever, they were barely even hot).
Others had more Western-style dishes, which I took photos of. I didn't taste the fried pork w/ rice. The pork chop cutlet w/ tomato sauce over spaghetti was comforting. The sauce tastes like ketchup (it probably is ketchup), but I sort of liked this.
Dumpling mee wasn't horrible, but I wish it had been served w/ bok choi like in the picture on the menu, and not with lettuce. Very salty broth served on the side.
The decor and service are very old-school. I hear it gets crowded late. Drinks were good: I had iced lemon tea, one DC had hot coke w/ lemon.