yesterday was the “Moon Festival” and I got to ‘celebrate’ it with MissD! 😀
okay, just kidding. to be honest, i actually don’t really celebrate Moon Festival, nor do I really know what it’s about except that this is the time of year when Chinese people eat mooncakes :T Perhaps I should ask my mom about it’s significance since she actually texted me “happy moon festival” yesterday.
but..i did get to hang out with MissD and we had a lovely time which included a bit of shopping and then it was dinnertime!
I had been wanting some beef noodle soup, and thought M.Y. China would be a good spot. It’s also the only place in SF that I know that serves it.
San Francisco Centre
Under the Dome
845 Market St. 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
MY stands for none other then everyone’s favorite Chinese chef, Martin Yan, or “Yan Can Cook”. Growing up he was the only famous Chinese chef that i’d ever heard of, so he’s been around for quite some time!
After MissD and I are seated, our server says, “Martin Yan is actually here today, eating dinner” and points in his direction. How interesting! I always find it sort of neat when these celebrity chef/owners are actually present at their restaurants! 🙂
Eating with MissD is always fun and enjoyable since we both like to feast 😛 so we begin to place our order, and then the server cuts us off and tells us we might be ordering too much and that if we want more, that it’ll come out pretty fast. doh. it happened again. that should be a sign hah
although, in the end, he was probably right in cutting us off.
So we get:
yes, they have ‘hand pulled noodles’, which takes great skill to perfect! the beef was super tender and the broth was tasty and flavorful. pretty delicious i would say. everyone that I know that has had this loves it!
MissD and I both love a lot of the same foods as well, and of course we get:
they dumplings were a bit big for my liking..and the skin/dough cannot compete with that of DinTaiFung, but the filling was flavorful, tender, and juicy.
pork belly..always gotta get that! i liked how they came in the steamed buns that peking duck usually comes in. MissD didn’t like the pickled daikon, but i liked it because it gave it a nice tartness and crunch!
wasn’t too spicy, but the tofu was nice and silky!
love pea shoots as well, and with just some garlic, that’s all that is needed. even after i was super stuffed…i kept eating these 😛
M.Y. China is probably a little fancier then your normal Chinese restaurant –but i sort of like that, not to mention the food is also pretty good!
happy moon festival!