i am a taiwanese from NYC. i will be visiting SF for the first time, purely for the food. and I was hoping that you guys can help direct me to some of the "best" and "must-do" eats of SF! high quality and authenticity are a must! decor means nothing. it's all about the food.
i'll be using the BART and trolley/cable car as means of transportation. FYI, i don't mind walking a great distance for a worthwhile meal/snack/etc., only if it's worth the hike. i don't mind travelling outside of SF (like oakland, etc.), as long as the BART/bus can take me there. so if there's anything you feel is worth the trek for (whether it'd be a sit-down meal, snack, quick bite, drink, etc.), feel free to inform me! thanks !
please comment on my itinerary (pos/neg). and feel free to add to the list:
-best dongbei chinese (everyday beijing, little potato, shandong, )
-best xibei chinese (?)
-best taiwanese (Joy,168, won stew, ... from what i've found, most of it doesn't seem promising. or am i wrong?)
-best filipino breakfast (carmen's, ling nam, )
-best tacos (el zorro, el gordo, where are there quality taco trucks?)
-best fish tacos (nick's crispy, ?)
-best bakeries (damavand, emporio rulli, delassio, villa del sol, cinderella, mee mee)
-best desserts (?)
-best exotic fruits (?)
-best cantonese (?)
-best ramen (halu, santa)
-best black sesame snacks/dishes (?)
is fisherman's wharf worth checking out? too touristy? any quality snacks in the residential areas?
THANKS SO MUCH!! i should also mention that i am not visiting SF to be a tourist. i don't drink/party/club/bar-hop. so no bars or clubs for me. again, i'm purely there for the food culture. i love you guys.