3198 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
January has been a whirlwind of a month! “I got bronchitis…ain’t no body got time for that!” *in my Sweet Brown voice* 🙂 Being serious, I had planned on getting back to blogging regularly at the start of the new year, but getting sick made it difficult for me to do anything. It has been a crazy year so far, to say the least.
Speaking of crazy, let’s talk boozy boba! Chino SF in San Francisco’s Mission District is serving up crazily delicious dishes and drinks. It had been a while since I had been on a foodie venture, but when an old friend of mine told me about this hip Asian fusion spot in San Francisco that made “adult” boba drinks, I knew this would be the perfect place to check out!
My friend and I went at an odd time and there was no wait to be seated. As soon as we walked into te restaurant decorated with pop art, bright colored patio lights (with hot pink sneakers hanging from them) and the classic 80’s games that adorned the walls, my friend and I knew this would be a fun eating experience.
Slushy Boba Cocktails- We started by ordering some of their slushy boba cocktails, the Boba Fett (vodka, apple, ginger, thai basil and lemon) and the Dr. J (rum, orange, vanilla, cream) which is described to be like an Orange Julius for “big kids,” and right up my alley. I love all things creamy, so I really enjoyed my drink…on the other hand, my friends drink was a bit overpowering with the ginger and thai basil.
XLB- We then tried these traditional shanghai soup dumplings. They were good, but difficult to eat! 🙂 Every table has instructions posted on how to eat these dumplings properly, but I have no patience when it comes to eating, so the complexity of the “proper” way to eat these dumplings was a turn off for me.
Fried Rices- Next ordered from the menu where the fried rices; yes, plural. We ordered the Shrimp Fried Rice, which was tasty, but basic, and the Forbidden Rice a la Plancha; a surprisingly delectable black fried rice with Chinese sausage, edamame and egg. I would definitely recommend trying this dish.
Nick Balla’s Dope Ass Japan-o-Mission Wings- Last, we ordered these tongue twisting wings. If you like hot and sour soup, these wings are for you. With the perfect combination of spicy and sour, these dope ass wings will send your taste buds into overdrive. 🙂
Overall- This was a great place, and I am glad I checked it out. I was completely satisfied, and extremely full; I was actually a bit sad I had no room left in my tummy to try their Thai Tea Cake. I guess that means I have to make it back sooner, rather than later, to try more from their menu. 😉
If you’re in San Francisco, take a trip to Mission, stop by Chino SF and try one of their BOOZY BOBA drinks! Let me know what you think.
Until next week, happy eating!
The Urban Chick, Coco