Eaten The Ma Po Tofu From Mission Chinese Food
"Have a mouth as sharp as a dagger, but a heart as soft as tofu."
Tonight, I ordered from Mission Chinese Food. Their Ma Po Tofu is number 1 on the 7x7 Big Eat List. Located on Mission Street between 18th and 19th Street, the restaurant delivers to our neighborhood for $2. For a Chinese restaurant, they have a very unusual menu. It has only 24 items on it, but the dishes they prepare are unique.
We actually ordered a pretty good variety of items from the menu
The Szechuan Pickles is salt pickled cabbage, cucumber, roasted peanut, coriander and chili oil.
Kung Pao Pastrami is a meat dish with celery, potato, and roasted peanuts. It was super spicy but delicious.
Thrice Cooked Bacon has rice cakes, bitter melon, tofu skin, scallions, black beans and chili oil.
The Numbing Lamb Face Biang Biang Mien consists of hand pulled belt noodles, lamb cheek, roasted chili, celery, and mint.
The mustard greens have black beans and golden chives.
The Ma Po Tofu has ground Kurobuta pork shoulder, Szechuan peppercorn, and chili oil. This is also a fairly spicy dish. It had some great flavors.
I really enjoyed this dish. It was spicy (which I liked), but the spice really complemented the flavors of the pork and tofu. The other dishes were also really solid and reasonably priced. I would try them again, although I'd have a hard time actually calling this a Chinese food place because it's not like any other Chinese food I had ever had.
If you're looking for Asian inspired flavors but something a little different, I can definitely recommend Mission Chinese Food.