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Report: Spice Kit on 1st/Howard


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Report: Spice Kit on 1st/Howard

balabanian | Jun 30, 2010 01:44 PM

Was very excited to try Spice Kit, a new place near my work, but went there for lunch today and was disappointed that the food was not more flavorful. The menu is very appealing & simple- you can choose to either have a banh mi, wrap or salad filled/topped with either tofu, chicken, beef short ribs, or pork. There are also a handful of sides and drinks. I ordered the salad with pork, the ginger/peanut slaw, and a limeade. The pork was tender & tasty, but much too subtly flavored for a salad, and there was too little of it. The salad itself was good, very fresh nice greens, mango slices, cucumber, peanuts, good dressing, but again, just not enough flavor. The slaw was good, mayonnaise-based sauce, peanuts, but not really remarkable. And the limeade was much too sweet for my taste.

The atmosphere is fine- it's in the ground floor of the Orrick building, very clean and efficient feeling, a few small and share tables, and a few tables outside in the plaza. The service was friendly and adequate- one person taking orders, you get a number and wait for it to be called to pick up the food. There was a long line by 12:30.

I will go back to try the wraps, banh mi and iced coffee and report back. Anyone else tried it?

Spice Kit
405 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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