Per Melanies request, yesterday at lunch I ventured out to check out Eggets, a pearl tea and Hong Kong egget shop in SSF. I had thought they might be like those pearl tea chains serving snacks and light lunch fare, but turns out they serve pearl tea drinks, eggets and four food items. The food items were fried curry fish balls, curry fish ball soup, imintation shark fin soup, and a dessert soup call cha cha that had red beans, sago and taro. My lunch ended up being a cup of hot green milk tea with pearls and inmintation fin soup. Both were satisfactory prepared, the pearls just the right amount of chewiness and the drink not too sweet. The soup was a bit on the goopy side, too much corn starch I guess. The soup had thin strands of chicken, some shitaki and some fins. The taste was kind of bland but not unpleasant. The café is much too stark and unfurnished. It looked too much just like counters placed inside a warehouse. Its not really the kind of place one would hang out and chat with friends. The café is way to out of the way for me to visit again, but for someone closer by, its a good alternative for pearl drinks.
639 El Camino
Because tea and soup didnt sound like enough food, I thought I might as well venture around downtown and see if I can find anything else interesting. I saw a Chinese take-out on Grand Ave, Grand Fortune Food Inc. Walking in I find another stark dingy looking place, but unlike Eggets this one has customers. A few long tables sit inside a large space, near the door is the steam table. Most of the business is take out I think. The prices are really cheap, one item with noodle or rice is $2.75, two items is $3.95. I picked up a printed menu that seems to offer catering and regular a la carte items. Overall the food is decent, not great, not terrible. If I was in the neighborhood and in a hurry I might get something there.
Grand Fortune Food Inc.
321 Grand Ave.
Across the street is a bakery, Gallis Sanitary Bakery. What a weird name. But from the small shop inside, it looks promising. They have whole cakes, by the slice, breads, cookies and some dessert items. I picked up one Spanish spice cookie and a couple of really hard Italian cookies that is not biscotti. Anyway, I am curious to go back and try their cakes, especially the rum cake, which the counter lady recommended.
Galli's Sanitary Bakery
Address: 324 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: (650) 588-2656