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A month of lunches

it's 8/20/2010, I Still miss Martins' Cesar Salad at the 2nd Floor, 444 Market. (which is now 1 Front St)

Aug 20, 2010
MSH in San Francisco Bay Area

Hunan Bacon

**********Hunan Bacon lovers, please keep it on the menu*******************
I just talked to Frank at the Natoma st. Henry's Hunan and he said they are taking the Hunan Bacon off the menu because customers complained that it is too fatty. HELLO, when the name has "BACON" in it, what did you expect. Anyway, it's a wonderful dish and maybe he will consider keeping in on the menu if true connoisseur's of the dish keep requesting it without complaining.

Jul 02, 2008
MSH in San Francisco Bay Area

MEDITERRANEAN FLAMES

Mediterranean Flames
88 2nd St San Francisco CA - San Francisco - (415) 896-5084

When our office moved to this neighborhood, in 2005, Flames was just burgers, fries, and that type of fair. In the last year or so, it has slowly added gyro's, shawrma, veggie platter, and then they started adding more middle eastern food and added to the signage "Mediterranean". It has been the same owner through the cuisine change (since 2005). He is experimenting with some new dishes, the chicken kabobs are fantastic, tender, juicy and flavorful. I love the changes, the burgers are still good, but the Mediterranean food is FANTASTIC! The owner is very nice and remembers his repeat customers and he will even ask when you try a new item, how you like it and what you like about it. He is interested in what his customers have to say. The line is often out the door on the sidewalk. It's not a great place to eat in, it's not arranged as well as it could be, but the take out is great. I do eat in the restaurant, but it's not good for groups.

Jul 02, 2008
MSH in San Francisco Bay Area

Sichuan Fortune House - Pleasant Hill New, Spicy and Authentic

I too went there expecting to find Banyon Tree, I left disappointed feeling it was just another generic Chinese place. I went back because of Yelper's, and personal recommendations. This food was amazing. Nothing like I have ever tasted before. I thought I didn't like Schezwan, but I guess I never had it made well. I normally prefer southern Chinese food, Hunan, Cantonese, Hong Kong, but this was full of flavor, spices and variety. Everything tasted like it was made fresh when you ordered it (not sitting in a warmer for hours). The staff was very friendly, I didn't feel like and "outsider". Funny, someone had just recommended me to China Villiage about 3 months ago, and now I find that the chef left and opend this place, small world.

I do miss the Banyan Tree thou, totally different cuisine and they are nice people.

Jul 01, 2008
MSH in San Francisco Bay Area

Hunan Bacon

It is not on any online menu because it is served only at this location and not Henry's other locations. So, when you go to the one on Natoma you will see it on thy physical menu.

Jun 27, 2008
MSH in San Francisco Bay Area

Help! I've lost Roya Afghan/Walnut Creek

OK, it's 7/2008 and I still miss Café Roya in Walnut Creek. Specifically, the lawang and the chicken kabob's. Does anyone know if they re-opened somewhere in the bay area, possibly with a different name? I have not found another restaurant that serves lawang.
If the owner of Café Roya reads this, please let me know where your restaurant is, if indeed you re-opened.

Jun 12, 2008
MSH in San Francisco Bay Area

Hunan Bacon

I order a dish called Hunan Bacon at Henry's Hunan (Henry Chung's family has about 4 restraunts) on Natoma St. It's boiled pork belly slices with tofu and a lot of dried red peppers, very spicy and DELICIOUS!!!! It is served in a bowl with broth like juice.

Jun 11, 2008
MSH in San Francisco Bay Area