Just had the Korean Steak Sandwich at this corner liquor store deli. a good pile of marinated rib-eye, sliced thin, tender, served on an acme roll, with choice of cheese, chilli garlic sauce, house pickled red onions & jalapenos, grilled onions, fresh red onions, iceberg lettuce and garlice aioli. they asked me if i wanted it spicy, mild or hot and i said hot please - extra hot. he asked if i'd had their sandwiches before, and i said no. he then said maybe i should try the medium hot. i said no, please, HOT. he said, ok, extra hot? another customer chimed in saying they're pretty hot. and the counter guy said I'm Korean and i think medium is hot. So by then of course i'm scared and i say ok, not extra hot, just your regular hot. they didn't ask me what else i wanted on it, tho, so i think i got the works.
bring it home the 2 blocks, it's delicious - juicy, tasty, messy, big.... BUT NOT HOT. a little nose sniffly, but no burn in the mouth whatsoever. Dang. but i really liked it, and i'll get it again, next time extra extra hot. $8.45 and it was big enough to share. also want to try the pork katsu sandwich - $7.95. they also have the korean steak in tacos - 2 for $6, and an assortment of Boar's head cold cut sandwiches. AND a Panini on Tartine's country loaf! And they sell the owner's mom's homemade kimchi, but i don't know how hot that is because i didn't see it until too late to add it to my sandwich.
800 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110