Six Hounds and Hound family members met for lunch today at B Star Bar, little sister restaurant to the very popular Burmese Superstar, and located a block or so further east on Clement. The menu is Burmese fusion; perhaps more fusion than Burmese. We were seated on the lovely covered and enclosed patio, which was a very pleasant spot.
Dishes we tried were:
Platha with curry sauce
Tea Leaf Salad
Kau Soi (coconut chicken noodles)
Prather Ranch Lamb currry with coconut rice
We wanted to order croquettes also, from the appetizer menu, but they weren't available.
Total cost for lunch including non-alcoholic drinks, was $85, with tax and tip. My impression is that prices are a bit higher than at Burmese Superstar.
It wouldn't be a Chow Lunch without exploring the neighborhood eats and going somewhere else for dessert, so sure enough, afterwards, some of us walked up and down Clement Street a bit checking out some of the new spots, and ended up at Schubert's Bakery for slices of excellent chocolate rum cake and princess cake.
Bottom line for me: good food, better company, and while I did enjoy many of the dishes at B Star, the cake was the highlight for me, even though I am not a cake person....
But let's hear from some others, and then I will add more of my thoughts as well.
521 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118
B Star Bar
127 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118