My plans to head to the Thursday market at Ferry Plaza for lunch were tossed aside this morning as soon as I saw this tweet from Juhu Beach Club,
Here’s our order of Spring Sev Puri, $4. Black salt (salt, cumin & cayenne), freshened up with lemon juice and yogurt, asparagus relish, cubes of potato, pickled onions, red and green chutneys, cilantro, and extra crispy sev over crackly puri.
The salty/spicy zing of the black salt introduced tiny microbursts of flavor to surprise and delight the palate with extra love. Chef Preeti said her mother helped out by frying the sev for her. That added freshness made them crispier. We really liked the heat level of the spicing and the fresh acidity. Last night I had a snoozingly boring papdi chaat at Dosa in the Mission. JBC’s was miles better.
I also had the Sloppy Lil' P. Having more than one bite this time, I had a fuller appreciation of the range of textures and layers of spicing. With the pickled red onions, and the satisfyingly crunchy housemade pickled veggies on the side, this felt like a complete tour of the spring garden. My friend had the chowpatty chicken sandwich and pronounced it delicious.
At 12:30p today, we saw four other customers during our time here. As much as I’m enjoying the benefits of the chef’s full attention in prepping my lunch, she deserves a far bigger following than this.
Curry Dive Report: Chowdown at Juhu Beach Club in San Francisco
995 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Juhu Beach Club
, San Francisco, CA