Back to Hakka on a Sunday Afternoon [San Francisco]
Lunch time at Hakka Restaurant
4401 Cabrillo Street at 45th Avenue
San Francisco 94121
Stuffed Chicken w/Sticky Rice - crisp crackling skin wrapped jewels of diced flavors
a dash of white pepper brings the Seafood Tofu soup to grand heights
Port Belly is Chinese Bacon with Preserved Greens
Best Kabocha Fries!
Pumpkin Strip with Salted Egg
Plump and Tender
spicy House Special Clams
Greens are supreme
Bamboo Pith with Pea Shoots
re: Melanie Wong
Nice to hear that dish has held up over time.
Melanie Wong Feb 23, 2010
Pork bacon with preserved greens – Often I don’t bother eating the preserved greens served with this classic Hakka dish, as too often they’re dried out, too moldy, or overly salty. These had a much better texture and cleaner flavor. The rind and fat of the braised pork melted like jelly. The meat was tender but held together. Since the restaurant is so new, the master sauce is not yet as deep and complex as found at older establishments, but it was well-balanced in sweet and salty elements. The master sauce is good now and surely will be even better in the weeks to come as more orders pass through the kitchen. I liked the presentation with both fresh and preserved greens to lift this rich dish.
I wonder what my son, the bacon baron, could do with this.