Best Braised String Beans - 2001
This no-frills eat-in/take-out restaurant is smack dab in the middle of one of the city's least dot-communized 'hoods: Bernal Hill. The standard cooked flesh and deep-fried creatures are featured, but Hunan Chef also sports a decent selection of vegetarian dishes, seaweed soup, and mango sauces. But here's a tip you'll thank us for: Hunan Chef braises the best damn string beans around. Succulent, long, green, firm beans flecked with little chunks of crispy garlic will make your day and ward off the flu, too.