Wo Hing general store Restaurant Review, San Francisco
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Wo Hing general store
584 Valencia St, (between 16th and 17th St.)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Why did we dine here? – Wo Hing general store is the latest restaurant from the Slanted Door and Heaven’s Dog folks. Wo is Charles Phan’s uncle while Hing is his father, they opened a general store after they fled China for Vietnam. We had to give this new restaurant a visit. The food here is focused on Chinese street food.
Insider Tip – Make reservations. Be careful what you order.
Cuisine – Chinese
Location – San Francisco Mission District
Opened – 2011
Service – Wo Hing general store had very good service with many water refills, plate changes, attentive service, and even napkin folding.
Verdict – Wo Hing general store definitely has potential, but needs to enhance some dishes. This restaurant is a good place for those unfamiliar with non-Americanized Chinese food.
The service and cocktails are just right. As we were leaving, one of the waiters suggested ordering the Steamed Hand-Chopped Pork, Salted Fish, Ginger. Ready to try the best Chinese restaurant in the Bay Area? Koi Palace in Daly City.
Signature Dishes – cocktails, pork trotter, lamb skewers, noodles.
Wo Hing general store’s Menu changes often and features many starters and entrees, along with three noodle dishes, and three Jooks.
Complementary boiled peanuts.
Mojito ($10) Was strong and well balanced, they have a professional making the drinks.
Sichuan Braised Brisket with daikon ($22) was an excellent special dish that was slightly spicy and very tender.
House-made wheat noodles, pork shoulder, green cabbage, preserved radish ($14) contained lots of tender shredded pork along with some clearly homemade noodles.
Red Braised Pork Trotter ($16) was correctly done with very tender pig’s feet. Nice broth, although this dish is hard to consume all during one sitting.
Gai Lan, Oyster Sauce ($8) were cooked just right.
Sesame Mochi ($7) had four delicate pieces of cold and soft wonder, along with some Fuji apples on the side.
Poached orange and sheep’s yogurt, broken rice pudding, wheat beer, and popped amaranth ($7) was a weird dish but a nice combination when all elements were eaten together.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Grilled Lamb Skewers, Silk Road Spices ($13) had an excellent texture, but lacked enough flavor.
BBQ Pork Spareribs, Harissa, Spicy Pickled daikon ($12) looked great, but needed more spices.
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
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