My Tofu house is located next to Jack in the box on Geary. A very popular 24 fast food joint for bar goers and clubbers on weekends. When you first enter the restaurant it feels like a sterile hospital. The walls are wicked white with hundreds of energy saving light bulbs, and the white tile on the floor was sensory overload. The setting was a shock for my eyes for the first few minutes.
Of course with the name My Tofu House there is five different soft tofu soups with different combinations of pork, beef, oyster, shrimp kimchee or clam. The #9 Kimchee with beef tofu soup on 7x7 Magazine 100 Things to try before you die cost $10.95. The soup is cooked in a stone pot and served at the table bubbling hot.
And of course with the name My Tofu House the menu is limited: Bi Bam Bap, Korean Pancake, and Sizzling Plates of meats. We order the $17.49 Oyster, calamari and beef pancake. The pancake is also cooked on stoneware, nice and thick, filled with big pieces of seafood and a crunchy bottom.
The price tag of each dish comes with banchan and stone cooked rice. The special banchan dish is the small whole pan fried mackeral for each person. There is an uncooked egg to later crack into the boiling tofu soup. The other banchans: kim chee, anchovies, bean spourts, turnips and cucumbers are ok, not as flavorful or a wide selection like Brother’s.
The stone cooked rice is a plus as this practice is very common in L.A. but not seen as often in San Francisco. The rice is sprinkled with peas and chick peas. The size was enough for 3 bowls of rice the crust wasn’t as brown as I liked.
For a Monday night at 9 pm the restaurant was full with people still trying to come in after closing (10pm.) My tofu house will be worked into my Korean craving routine.
My Tofu House
4627 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118
*A plus if you could read Korean, the website is mainly written in Korean.