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Mission Chinese Food 8-5-11

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Mission Chinese Food 8-5-11

Ridge | Aug 6, 2011 01:18 PM

We ate at MCF last night for the first time. Sichuan has been my favorite cuisine the last few years and I really liked the experimental take on Sichuan at MCF. We thought it was excellent and will be going back. Here is what we ate:

Tiger salad: lettuce and herbs wrapped in rice paper with a chili oil and turnip vinegar dressing. At first we were shocked by the presentation, which was unexpected. It looked somewhat similar to spring rolls except fatter. It was really delicious. I loved this dish so much. It was simple but the combination of flavors was innovative and satisfying.

Ma Po tofu: Ma Po Tofu is one of my favorite dishes and I often make it at home. The version here is non-traditional and pretty good. There were some added seasonings that I could not put my finger on. Allspice perhaps? I would say I prefer the traditional version of Ma Po Tofu, but I enjoyed this version and I applaud MCF for experimenting.

Cumin Lamb: Made with fatty lamb belly. Spicy, cuminy, lamby. Delicious.

Kung Pao Pastrami: It is going to be difficult to not order this dish the next time we go back. Bold, smokey, spicy meaty. Immensely satisfying.

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Mission Chinese Food
2234 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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