February was a super busy month for me so lunch trips were fewer than the December and January editions. I fell in love with a new burger and made a couple of repeat visits to some of the same lunch spots to check out the rest of their offerings.
Here's a quick list of the new food and/or places that I've encountered, followed by reviews and photos:
- Gott's Roadside @ FERRY BUILDING, SF
- Yank Sing 2 Go @ RINCON CENTER, SF
- Portico @ FiDi, SF
- The Sandwich Stand @ FiDi, SF
- DELICA @ FERRY BUILDING, SF
- Osha Thai @ FiDi, SF
Gott's Roadside @ FERRY BUILDING, SF
The best lunch I had in February was a bacon cheeseburger from Gott's Roadside. Gott's has a nice overall selection of lunch options that's reasonable in pricing for their portion size. I had the delicious juicy bacon cheeseburger, the onion rings, and a Three Twins lemon vanilla cookie ice cream milkshake. I loved everything. The bun is egg based and on the thicker-heavy bread side; I had no problem with it but my friend thought it was too much bread. It's a somewhat greasy burger which I enjoyed especially with my crunchy onion rings. The burger sauce is a nice touch and brings it all together.
Yank Sing 2 Go @ RINCON CENTER, SF
There's no other dim sum place in the area so I head over to give Yank Sing 2 Go a try. On a rating of 1 to 10, the dim sum is a 6.5 to 7. The prices for the portion size is on the expensive side for dim sum. I had the shrimp dumplings, scallop dumplings, shrimp-pork dumplings, bbq pork bun, egg roll, pot stickers, and egg tart. I enjoyed everything I had; my favorite item is the bbq pork and egg tart and my least favorite is the egg roll.
Portico @ FiDi, SF
I was in the area looking for a quick lunch and smelled the wonderful aroma of fresh baked cheesy pizza in the air. I had the combination slice - it was incredibly cheap (for that area), cheesy, and satisfying. The slice was gigantic! Be warned that you may want to fall asleep after having a slice.
The Sandwich Stand @ FiDi, SF
I was really excited to try a banh mi to find out that they sold out completely. I didn't realize how popular this little stand was but with their great portion size and prices, I'm not surprised. I had an order of garlic noodles with five spice chicken. It was tasty and it really hit the spot. The garlic noodles were not too oily and was balanced in flavors, though I would've personally preferred it to lean on the sweeter side with a bit of a sauce on the noodle base. The chicken was cooked and flavored perfectly - very juicy and tender.
DELICA @ FERRY BUILDING, SF
It was my second time here and I ordered the kakiage tempura (mixture of shredded burdock, carrots, onions, and edamame topped with white shrimp in a tempura batter) and a shrimp and crab sushi roll. The kakiage tempura was bomb - what a great mix of vegetables. I was very happy with that. The shrimp and crab sushi roll was good but not something I would get again - there was a bell pepper and some lettuce in there that threw me off a bit with the flavors.
Osha Thai @ FiDi, SF
I've been to Osha Thai three times now because it's the closest Thai restaurant in the area that doesn't suck. The food here is always good and service is always great. It's just way too expensive; I end up spending $20-$30 per meal here and that's just not sustainable. This time around I had the roasted pork belly. It was ok - I didn't like the texture of the gravy they used over the pork. I thought the boiled eggs were unnecessary.