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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Uncle's Cafe - San Francisco

We were in Chinatown showing some out of town guests tour of San Francisco. Seriously, what kind of SF tour would be complete without a look into the Chinatown. SF Chinatown is supposedly the largest Chinatown in US after New York. But then when it comes to food, we don't really know where to go. We've been to Chinatown a couple of times but the food has never really satisfied us. These days we don't really go to Chinatown for food anymore. The locals probably know that the 'new' Chinatown is on Irving and 19th Ave. There are more restaurants there that serve better food and not just for tourists.

Anyhow, we were looking around to find decent restaurant that serves Chinese food, yeah..after all we were in Chinatown. And I guess it was due to the slow economy we actually met a few restaurants that sent their workers out on the street to lure customers in. Unfortunately they were not able to bring us in. Finally we found this place on a deserted street as we were strolling around. When we went in, we noticed the place seemed to be quite clean. There were a few table occupied and those patrons don't look like tourists. Good sign if locals like to go there.

We ordered fried rice noodle with beef, Singapore style fried rice stick and roast duck. The food was surprisingly pretty good. The duck wasn't too fatty as most of the roast duck is. The Singapore style fried rice stick was actually tasty.

If I happen to be in the area, I would certainly go there again.
Uncle Cafe
65 Waverly Place, San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 982-1954