Chinese food is one of my comfort foodsÂ – give me a meal full of dumplings, noodleÂ soups and rice dishes, and it’ll satiate my hunger and subdue any feelings of anger, frustration, and woe. Mister Jiu’s is a bit different than yourÂ normal MSG-filled Chinese restaurant around the corner. Even though they are located in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown, they’re making a new version of Chinese food, one that’s worth trying out and waiting for.
The photos will showcase dishes from the banquet and a la carte menu, so make sure to check out their seasonal menu prior to dining if you’re looking to have the same exact dish.
Rice noodle roll (è…¸ç²‰) with uni was a luxuriousÂ update to the traditional shrimp or pork filled noodle roll that you find at dim sum restaurants. The crepe felt as if it was very delicately made – silky smooth, not too oily – and worked well with the bits of creamyÂ uni as it would slosh in your mouth.
The charcuterie plate made of:Â Devilâ€™s Gulch Pig Head,Â Chilled Beef Tendon, andÂ La Quercia Cured Ham with fried doughÂ (æ²¹æ¢) is worth tasting. Like the traditional cold plates, it was served as an assortment and each cutÂ with great balance between salt, meat and fat. The fried dough was not oily either, and only made me wish I had a bowl of porridge to go with it. Note: I’m also a huge fan of anything Devil’s Gulch so this won over my heart easily.
A simple vegetable dish of tendrils, greens and stems was topped with uni mousse and pieces of uni. It was easy to scarf down this dish, with tender bites of vegetables mixed with intense umami flavors that sloshed around in your mouth.