Saturday afternoon, my husband and I ate at Taiwan Restaurant (445 Clement @ 6th) - it was absolutely phenomenal. Cheap, kitschy, and full of intense, deep-fried goodness - everything a good Chinese restaurant should be. We ate a doughnut (the cornmeal with sesame seems the least greasy of the bunch - but all look great), Wonton Soup "with extra vegetables" (recommended by our Chinese doctor as "the best in the city"), and something mysteriously named Shangtung Vegetable Buns (which were filled with a mound of juicy ground pork). I couldn't help staring at the diners around us, as hurried waitresses delivered plates of Fried White Turnip Cakes, bowls of Shanghai Thick Noodles, and tureens of unidentifiable ingredients that smelled so good I could care less that they are unidentifiable. It is my personal goal to try everything on that little pink menu.
445 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118