Eaten The Ma Po Tofu From Mission Chinese Food

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"Have a mouth as sharp as a dagger, but a heart as soft as tofu."
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Chinese Proverb

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.
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Kung Pao Pastrami is a meat dish with celery, potato, and roasted peanuts. It was super spicy but delicious.
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Thrice Cooked Bacon has rice cakes, bitter melon, tofu skin, scallions, black beans and chili oil.
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The Numbing Lamb Face Biang Biang Mien consists of hand pulled belt noodles, lamb cheek, roasted chili, celery, and mint.
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The mustard greens have black beans and golden chives.
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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.
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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.

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