From the culinary adventures of Bob & Sue…
By Bob & Sue
In addition to the many interesting Chinese restaurants found throughout the city, two other Asian restaurants have become important destinations for serious foodies:
This modest looking Burmese restaurant turns out street food inspired fare which brings high praise from its many dedicated followers. The signature Tea Leaf salad adds fried garlic, lentils, and sunflower and sesame seeds to a tasty lemon juice vinaigrette dressing. The delicious platha bread is served with a coconut chicken dipping sauce. The Mint Chicken with mint, cloves, garlic, cilantro and jalapeño, and the Chili Lamb with dried and fresh chills, onions and basil, are not to be missed. No reservations. Dinner can be a long wait, so lunch beginning after 11:30 will avoid the crowds.
309 Clement Street, San Francisco, Calif., 94118. 415.387.2147. burmasuperstar.com.
The Slanted Door
Located in the popular Ferry Building, this large venue turns out consistently delicious Vietnamese comfort food. The crispy Imperial rolls and the spring rolls are both top quality, and the Vietnamese crepe with shrimp, pork shoulder, bean sprouts and yellow onions is memorable. The fresh dungeness crab with cellophane noodles and ginger is also a popular favorite. The large menu offers many interesting choices of chicken, beef, pork and seafood specialties cooked with traditional Vietnamese ingredients. Open lunch and dinner seven days a week.
1 Ferry Building #3, San Francisco, Calif., 94111. 415.861.8032. slanteddoor.com