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Late night Beijing street food at Beijing Restaurant [San Francisco]

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Late night Beijing street food at Beijing Restaurant [San Francisco]

Thomas Nash | Jul 1, 2012 10:41 AM

Beijing Restaurant (Alemany & Ocean) is doing Beijing street food late nights from 1030PM-2AM every night. We tried it last night and it was fun and authentic and different.

The BBQ menu offers single sticks at varying prices. We tried the lamb skewers, chicken wings, eggplant, and shrimp. All have spicy Xinxiang flavoring (much like cumin lamb) and are good. The lamb skewers are available on the regular menu, but the others are not. The shrimp were 2 large shrimp and particularly good. The egg plant is a whole eggplant spit and grilled and garliced (!) and spiced.

We also had the very interesting Beijing style pancake roll with beef. It is completely different from the other regular menu pancakes. It is more of a quesadilla like roll briefly cooked on the grill to crisp up the outside.

There is also a large "ma la tang" selection of items that are cooked for you in spicy soup set up over burners on tables in the center of the room. You can select from a display of items to put in the soup. Very good soup and choices. You pay by the item.

We gorged and spent $50 with tip. Owners and staff are very helpful.

Photos of menu and ma la tang selections attached.

Altogether a great late night chance to see what real Beijing street food is like. Seems like there are lots of young Beijing ex-pats in town and this is filling a craving.

 
 
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