Here comes Michelin season, the product of anonymous inspectors sneakily dining through the Bay Area for the last year.
You’ll find six Dungeness crab dishes at Beach Chalet, including squid ink rigatoni with crab, calamari, bone marrow, and crab brodo; a crab melt on focaccia with truffle cheese; and whole roasted two-pound crabs.
Head through historic Chinatown to get a sampling of both the touristy offerings the area has to offer, as well as more, ahem, authentic shops.
North America’s oldest Chinatown, measuring three blocks by eight blocks near Union Square, isn’t the only place to find the best Chinese restaurants in San Francisco.
Shopping can make you hungry, and if you’re shopping at Union Square, San Francisco’s premier retail hub, you’re lucky.
CHINESE FOOD REPRESENTS one of the paradoxes of American gastronomy: Why has this greatest of cuisines occupied such a low position on our culinary totem pole for so long?
At M.Y. China, TV celeb Martin Yan’s ambitious new Westfield San Francisco Centre restaurant, the food is there to entertain as much as to be eaten:
M.Y. China offers a menu of hand-pulled noodles and other dishes such as honey walnut shrimp.