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Chowdown Report: Ming Kee in San Francisco


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Chowdown Report: Ming Kee in San Francisco

Melanie Wong | Apr 5, 2013 11:43 PM

Today, ten chowhounds (including 3-year-old Ivo) gathered for lunch at Ming Kee to get our fill before it shuts down and decamps from Irving Street. We had a mix of items from the barbecue side of the menu and the wok station.

From the barbecue station:
Boon fei so char siu
Half a roast goose

Wok dishes:
Salt and pepper pork jowl with green beans
Sauteed filet of rock cod with mixed fresh mushrooms
Shrimp stuffed tofu with black bean sauce and broccoli
Chinese style beef steak with longan fruit
Hong Kong style fried spareribs
Sauteed prawns with high mountain tea leaf
Peking spareribs
Pea shoots with garlic sauce

We lucked out in getting the roast goose today. I’d asked yesterday when I stopped by to reserve the table if it might be available and only got a shrug.

The first three dishes listed from the wok were from the whiteboard. This was my third time ordering the pork jowl (shoulder) dish and it was again my favorite of the line-up.

“sfpizzalover” treated us to her homemade chocolate truffle cookies and the fabulously butter-laden Momofuku corn cookies. I brought the 2005 von Hövel Scharzhofberger Kabinett Riesling and the last of my stash of Dewar’s chews from Bakersfield to share.

With steamed rice, tax and a generous tip, our tab came to $14 each for the nine adults.

My dining companions --- what say you?

Masterful Stir Fries at Ming Kee – Hurry, Closing April 15 (San Francisco)

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