One of my goals in life is to eat in every restaurant on Irvine St in San Francisco. I worked hard at this when I spent a few months there in 2010. Being in the city, I added a new restaurant to my life list.
San Tung is famous, not only because it’s name sounds like the name of physics Nobel laureate Sam Ting, and is already packed with Chinese Americans when I get there at 12:00. These people make a lot of noise. The table next to me is populated by Chinese American SFPD, all having a great time.
I order Happy Family, $9.95. First I get a big pot of tea. Next I get a plate of kimchi. Then I get a bowl of soup and finally rice and a Happy Family which is a huge stir fried plate of, squid, chicken, shrimp, assorted vegetables. I think this is San Franciscan Chinese food that was never eaten in Xanadu. Who cares, it is delicious and for $9.95 has to be one of the great deals in town.