Sunday, August 30, 2015

Revisited : Hakka Restaurant - San Francisco

Braised pork belly with preserved green mustard
We went there with hubby's big family a few years ago. Original posting here. It's hakka cuisine chinese food restaurant tucked in the neighborhood of outer Richmond area of San Francisco. Their specialty is mei cai gou rou (梅菜扣肉) braised pork belly with preserved mustard green.

Last month a friend of hubby came to visit and since we were in the area we decided to introduce him to this restaurant. We just had to order that braised pork belly dish. And we noticed a lot of tables also ordered that dish. It's that good and everybody knew that.  Then we ordered the salt baked chicken and the fried pumpkin with salted egg yolk.

As usual the pork belly highlighted our meal. The pork belly was so tender and well seasoned. It sort of melt in my mouth. So guiltily good. The preserved mustard green at the bottom of the pork belly was sweet and well seasoned. This dish goes good with rice. I could just order this and be very happy.
steam chicken with the garlic ginger dipping sauce

fried pumpkin with salted egg yolk

The steam chicken could be skipped altogether. It's salty and will work well eaten with congee. Drop it in the congee and let the salt seasoned the congee and then you can eat it together. But that's another time. It seemed like it didn't quite go with rice. The other highlight to our meal was the fried pumpkin with salted egg yolk. The pumpkin they used was the kabocha which has sort of nutty flavor and with the salted egg yolk became salty and rich. Also another must try. Three dishes for three of us turned out to be a bit too much because most of them needs to be eaten with rice (that's how I felt). So I was stuffed.

Till next time Hakka Restaurant. I'm hoping you're still around the next time we'll take another guest up.

Hakka Restaurant
4401 Cabrillo St
San Francisco, CA 94121
415 876 6898