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Canton House Gourmet | Sunset - San Francisco

Melanie Wong | May 6, 201702:25 PM

Three weeks ago my intended quick lunch spot turned out to be closed on Tuesday. But a spot on the same block, Canton House Gourmet, was flying a "grand opening" banner. The posted menu featured a lot of inexpensive lunch plates, and I decided to check it out. This is the former location of the King Won Ton .

I ordered the House special noodle soup with duck stew, $8. A huge bowl with glycerined, concentrated meaty broth featured chewy, fresh rice noodles. The duck stew was braised with five-spice aromatics and included bamboo shoots and a lot of bony parts, such as necks and wings. Not much meat on these and a lot of work, but such great flavor. Very fresh yu choy as well, making this a well-rounded meal in a bowl.

The cooking shows some high touch, even for a simple dish like this. The walls have posters with loss leaders, such as Fried Squab, $8.99, available at dinner time only. The larger round tables were full of Chinese patrons ordering the three-for specials for their big groups. The manager came around several times to check on customer satisfaction. I have a good feeling about this place.

Anyone else try it yet?

Canton House Gourmet
1938 Irving St
San Francisco, CAa 94122
Daily 11am-3pm, 5pm-9:30pm

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