Monday, April 26, 2010
A mall food court doesn’t usually inspire the taste buds. Soggy Chinese food, tasteless pizza, and mediocre ice cream from a machine? No thanks. If you’re shopping at Westfield San Francisco Centre (865 Market Street), near Union Square’s Hotel Nikko or Kensigton Park Hotel, try out some local fast food that’s kid-friendly and gourmet to boot.
Out the Door: This Vietnamese restaurant is brought to you by famed chef Charles Phan of the Slanted Door. Sit down or get take-out — including wine and beer — and enjoy shaking beef or chicken claypot with ginger and cilantro.
Beard Papa: For dessert, try one of these famous cream puffs (see the lucscious photo above). The Japanese style desserts are oozing with creamy chocolate or vanilla custard — filled on the spot just for you.
Beard Papa photo by aspherical elements
San Francisco Soup Company photo by titanium22