Thursday, July 23, 2009

#9 My Tofu House - The Big 100 Eat

When it comes to Korean food I stick to my usual places; Brother’s or Arang because they open late. I have cravings for Hot Dog & Spam ramen cooked at the table (Arang) or fresh, spicy and a large selection of banchan (Brother’s) once in awhile so it’s hard to get myself to try new Korean Houses. My Tofu House was a enjoyable surprise and a good way to step out of my routine.

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.

My Tofu House in San Francisco


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.

My Tofu House in San Francisco - Seafood Tofu SoupMy Tofu House in San Francisco - Seafood Tofu Soup with raw eggMy Tofu House in San Francisco - Seafood Tofu Soup

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.

My Tofu House in San Francisco - Combo Pancake (shrimp, calamari, beef)My Tofu House in San Francisco - Combo Pancake (shrimp, calamari, beef)My Tofu House in San Francisco - Combo Pancake (shrimp, calamari, beef)

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.

My Tofu House in San Francisco - banchan for 2


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.

My Tofu House in San Francisco - Stone Pot RiceMy Tofu House in San Francisco - Stone Pot RiceMy Tofu House in San Francisco - Stone Pot Rice crust

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
(415) 750-1818

*A plus if you could read Korean, the website is mainly written in Korean.
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1 comments:

foodhoe said...

Looks good. I've had tofu soup, but not Kimchee tofu soup. I love it when they serve the rice in the stone pot like that.

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