Sunday, December 13, 2009


There has been a fair amount written about Mission Street Food and it's Thursday (and Saturday) dinners. After several visits that were hit or miss, one thing became clear to me, the best nights have been those when Anthony Myint is cooking. Great flavor, textures and interesting often unconventional combinations of ingredients. The menus aren't bound by convention, as if the chef is treating the place as a laboratory to experiment. With much of the proceeds going to charity it could only be the labor of love for someone passionate about food. Something I wholeheartedly support.

I won't go into a play by play of everything I've liked but here are a few standouts from menus I saved:

Asian Pear Salad with watercress, chinese celery, chili oil, roasted peanut

Crispy Tofu with slow egg, sauteed greens, garlic-sesame glaze

Salt & Pepper Cod with guacamole, sweet corn, bacon, mustard greens

Aged Angus NY Strip Steak with goat cheese, seared cherry tomato and shishito peppers, and black bean demiglace

Peking Duck Flatbread: duck confit, duck cracklins, cucumber, cilantro, scallion and spicy hoisin

country-fried chicken livers with brussels spouts, buttermilk dressing

seared beef tongue with blackened grits, spicy mustard greens, pickled anchovy

trotter flatbread: ham hock rillette, cornichon, sauce gribiche, on a homemade flatbread

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