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Jai Yun in San Francisco

Fine | Dec 12, 200410:26 PM

Finally got to Jai Yun (923 Pacific, near Powell; 415-981-7438), and it was definitely worth the wait and the anticipation.

Three of us shared a 55/pp meal of about 20 dishes, some panchan size, more, small dinner plates.

We liked or loved everything and left not a morsel.

None of us felt stuffed either!

I felt that taking notes would ruin the experience, but here's a very brief summary: several excellent dishes were based on beancurd/soybeans in one form or another; several were vegetable dishes; there was no rice or bun or pancake, which I didn't mind at all, but my companions missed for sopping up the delectable sauces; among other faves were a crispy-candylike eggplant; an orange beef that was totally greasless but the crispiness of which spoke of the deep fryer; a fresh bacon-mushroom + perhaps gluten; a lightly crusted, sauteed gluten; and beautifully glazed pieces of fish to end with. (One in our party wished there'd been a piece of fruit to clear the palate--a fair criticism, but perhaps not the chef's culinary style.)

My contacts, after emailing a request for a res, were two English-speaking individuals who phoned/emailed.

Be aware this is strictly a reservation-only and cash-only place. You must BYO; there was no alcohol but no corkage either.

This was the most exciting and enticing meal I've had in memory. No lover of fine cooking should miss it.

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