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Vietnamese Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Off the Grid Migrates South, Dinosaurs Brings Banh Mi to Pacifica

    Off the Grid is now on in Daly City, bringing the roving food truck market to the Serramonte Center for the summer each Tuesday night, 5-9 p.m. Expect a wide array of weekly-changing vendors, including The Chairman with steamed bao buns, Me So Hungry with burgers, and the Rip Whip with barbeque. Ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Rice Paper Scissors Hijacks Whiz Burgers on New Year's Day

    Rice Paper Scissors New Year's Day Brunch Where: Whiz Burgers, 700 S. Van Ness (at 18th St.), 824-5888 When: Tues., Jan. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Menu items available à la carte ($3-12) The rundown: Not content to rest on their achievements of 2011 (which included props and screen time from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    It's Ketchup! It's Sriracha! It's Srirachup!

    By now, you may very well be starting to understand cult-like craze that surrounds Huy Fong Foods' Sriracha sauce (you know, the one with the green top, white lettering, and rooster on the bottle). Whether you're drizzling it onto scrambled eggs, squirting it into your soup, or using it to spice up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Now You Can Get Your Soup Junkie On Every Day

    Okay, so maybe you don't want to slurp soup everyday of the week. But you should definitely be stoked that Soup Junkie (@soupjunkiesf on Twitter) has moved into a new home smack in the middle of the Financial District. Lunch break power walks to the Ferry Building begone because Hung Lam's passion f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Yigit Pura May Head to Macy's and the International Food Court's Future

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Those waiting to find out where Yigit Pura's Tout Sweet patisserie will pop-up this Summer may be able to buy a blender or a cardigan sweater alongside the sweet treats. SFGate thinks they've figured out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Soup Junkie Puts The Spotlight On Bun Rieu

    Hung Lam isn't exactly guarded when pressed to reveal the secret to making his Bun Rieu, the Vietnamese tomato and crab based soup. "Not only is it really my mom's recipe, but she's also in the kitchen with me, making sure that I'm doing everything right. Between us though, the recipe is a secret." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Top 7 S.F. Bay Area Chocolates to Send Home and Make People Jealous Happy

    Visions of these will be dancing through some heads.​Shopping for the most discerning person on your list? Looking for something for someone you hardly know at all but still have to buy a gift for? Well, this list is for you! With the exception of nobody, everyone loves chocolate, so give the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Spice Kit Now Has Its Own Fried Chicken Days: Wednesday and Friday

    Jonathan KauffmanSpice Kit's fried chicken bowl, $7.95, only available two days a week.​Not every day can be fried chicken day -- the subject of my review this week. In addition to the three restaurants I mentioned, Spice Kit, the banh mi and Asian wrap shop on First and Howard, has a San Francisc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Wakeup Video: How to Make Vietnamese Coffee

    ​Eric Slatkin, a San Franciscan who makes films under the name High Beam Media, just finished a three-minute short on how to make Vietnamese coffee -- you know, the kind that drips slowly from a metal filter into a glass of sweetened, condensed milk and is just as good hot as it is cold. On his Vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Ken Ken Ramen Sets Up Shop, Three Twins Displaced from Fire, and Umami Burger's Menu

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. The popular pop-up Ken Ken Ramen is moving in to its own brick-and-mortar. Grub Street reports they're setting roots in the Mission at a commercial space that they'll have to transform into a restaurant. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Bacon Bacon Truck Gets Hype Hype

    Jonathan KauffmanBacon Bacon Truck, as sighted from the back of the mosh pit.​ The first time I tried to go to Bacon Bacon Truck, the new food truck with a self-explanatory menu, I arrived too late. Fifty or sixty people already surrounded the truck, half of them holding up cameras to document th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    A Spot of Tea at the First Kettle Whistle

    Jesse HirschPeach oolong iced tea and a first course, including bánh mì financiers.​Tell Tale Preserve Company and Naivetea launched their monthly tea event this weekend at the Burritt Room, and if you haven't attended many tea services, it may take a bit for the East-meets-West conceit to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    SFoodie Flickr Pics: Banh Mi at Kitchen Sidecar

    Albert K Law/FlickrPork belly sandwiches at Kitchen Sidecar.​The drizzle of Siracha on pork. The electric zing of jalapeno. The crunch of pickled daikon. There's no part of a banh mi we don't love, and this picture by Albert K Law reminds us why.Want to see your own picture up here? Join our Flick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Top Chef: All-Stars, Week 9: We Can't Believe It's Fabio!

    Last night's Top Chef: All-Stars began with an odd Quickfire Challenge: Create a unique fondue. According to Padma, this wasn't the '70s and they weren't looking for bananas dipped in chocolate. This challenge was all kinds of crazy and the cheftestants would be their own judges. Mike said he wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Vietnamese Year of the Cat Slinks into the Tenderloin for Tet

    Say it with us: Chuc mung nam moi!​The Tenderloin's Little Saigon will be transformed this weekend for Sunday's 15th Annual Vietnamese New Year Tet Festival ("Hoi Cho Tet Tan Mao" in Vietnamese), organized by the Vietnamese Community Center of San Francisco. Tet (lunar New Year) is the most im ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    18 Reasons Pairs Wine with Vietnamese Food

    Ryan Bjorkquist/FlickrThis is the first of what 18 Reasons promises will be an occasional series focusing on wine and Asian food.​Sure, a Cabernet can obliterate a Peking duck faster than an eight-top at a banquet, and the havoc hoisin sauce wreaks on the wine? Not pretty. The problem of pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Anthony Bourdain Weeps for What?

    John BirdsallNo. 7, pho bo tai nam, from My Father's Kitchen on Divis.​Our favorite morsel from the Web. CNN's Eatocracy concluded Nicole Dow's two-part Q and A with Anthony Bourdain today. Yesterday, the man-craggy TV host described returning to Lebanon (his No Reservations production crew h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Homegrown Marin Market Sprouts in Sausalito

    Tamara PalmerKitchenSidecar working on banh mi burgers.​We braved painfully slow Golden Gate Bridge traffic on Saturday to catch the debut of the new monthly Homegrown Marin Market in Sausalito. Luckily, the long lines ended once we left the car as the high ceilings, multiple rooms, and backya ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Opening Today on Geary: French-Vietnamese Restaurant Quan Bac

    ​Big blue Quan Bac opens today on Geary in the lounge-restaurant space that last housed Sushi Rock #3. (Heck, it's housed a half-dozen restaurants over the past decade.) Owned by Shera Le, who also runs Bun Bo Hue Quan Ngon Vietnamese Noodle on Noriega, Quan Bac specializes in French-Vietnamese fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Doggy Bag: FrankenPho Walks!

    Bright Like Neon/FlickrClassic it's not.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. It's alive!: The Bold Italic's Reyhan Harmanci flirts with FrankenPho, a mashup of her favorite elements from five local joints slinging the Viet noodle soup. Yeah, so what if Harmanci's ultimate formula seems a bit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    What's in Ruth Reichl's Fridge? A Few Bottles of Minor Embarrassment

    Salon.comIs that Miller High Life up there on the top shelf, between the organic milks, directly in front of the tonic? Naw, couldn't be....​Salon launched a food section last week, headed up by Francis Lam, former Gourmet scribe. It's fitting then that for one of his inaugural features, Lam d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Magic Curry Kart Rumor Too Good to Be True, Real Deal Even More Interesting

    Tatyana BalteMagic Curry Kart: New logo, new food on the way.​Last night, in a bit of self-confessed "rumormongering," Mission Mission speculated that street food vendor Magic Curry Kart would soon be serving Vietnamese noodles from his impressive new bicycle cart. But, as the Magic Curry Man hims ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Final Winner of Our 'No Reservations' Contest Wants to Give You a Big, Greasy Hug

    Melanie Dunea, from "My Last Supper"So disturbingly wrong.​Behold the fifth and final winning entry in SFoodie's No Reservations viewing party contest. In case you shed brain cells over the weekend, a referesher: We asked groupies of Anthony Bourdain's Travel Channel food show to tell us why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Market Report: Earth Island Expands into Former PlayStation Store, Adds Vendors

    Meredith BrodyCupcake maker Kingdom of Cake is one of 10 new vendors.​On Monday last week, the Earth Island Farmers' Market in the Metreon (101 Fourth St. at Mission) expanded into the former Sony PlayStation store on Fourth Street, adding more than 10 new vendors. The market opened in mid-May ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Around Town: The Chill Cafe

    It seems a new frozen yogurt shop opens somewhere in San Francisco almost every week. In that kind of environment, how do you distinguish yourself? Trang Nguyen is hoping she's found the answer at her Financial District shop The Chill Cafe (125 Kearny at Post). There's much more on tap than the stan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Foodie Art & Arty Food

    How about a portrait of Rachael Ray made entirely of food?

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008
  • Dining

    April 4, 2007

    The Out-of-Towners

    Two quintessential S.F. restaurants impress visitors from the Southland and our critic

  • Dining

    July 12, 2006

    Nabe Faves

    When you're in the mood for eating — rather than fine dining — we've got three new neighborhood ethnic spots for you

  • Dining

    May 18, 2005

    Never a Feckless Eater

    Talking to R.W. Apple Jr. about Apple's America over lunch

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 19, 2004

    Best Vegetarian Sandwich

    Vietnam Sandwiches (aka Wrap Delight)

  • Dining

    November 14, 2001
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    May 23, 2001
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    May 23, 2001

    Best Block for a Culinary Tour of the World

    Valencia Between 16th and 17th Streets

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    January 27, 1999
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    October 29, 1997
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