Hubby and I will be in San Francisco for a long weekend (he’s there for a meeting). We’ve been previously, and I love the plethora of ethnic restaurants, especially Asian of all kinds. I’m looking for a place for one dinner and one or two lunches, that offer food I’m not likely to often get the chance to eat, and that I’m not so familiar with. As an example of places I enjoyed, on our last visit, I had lunch at Acaxutla, in the Mission, one day, and Burma Superstar the next.
So one question is where would you suggest. Here are my ideas so far: Burmese Kitchen, Katana-Ya, Borobudur, The Lime Tree, Z & Y; and of less interest, Ler Ros or the Slanted Door. One lunch needs to be near Union Square, as I’ll be working remotely one day from our hotel room. I love little holes in the wall, but hubby doesn’t so much. (And, dim sum is already in our plans, as is my breakfast – picked up on Stockton in the early morning. Though somehow I need to fit in okonomiyaki.)
And the other question is, as someone who doesn’t have a background in these cultures, but who has done a bit of food reading (mostly here on Chowhound), how do I decide on the best and/or most representative dishes to order (I would love suggestions)? And how do I know if it’s good (other than from my own tastebuds), or authentic, or the way it’s supposed to be?