My Tofu House – San Francisco

My Tofu House StorefrontMy Tofu House
Neighborhood: Inner Richmond
4627 Geary Blvd
(between 10th Ave & 11th Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94118

Rated: ♣♣♣

I haven’t tried too many Korean places in the city other than Shin Toe Bul Yi and The Spot, but I have to say (although I don’t have much to compare from) My Tofu House serves up really good authentic Korean food.

The scene:

There was a group of 7 of us and we got there before the dinner rush so we were able to get a table right away.

Like every other Korean restaurant, there were a ton of appetizers – kimchi, pickled radishes, anchovies, and pickled zucchini. And, they give refills! We each got a small fried fish which was so good! I think it was fried with some kind of a black bean batter.

The food:

Each person got a soup and the total came to $13 per person.

Tofu and Kimchi Soup – We are all fanatics of the 7×7 Big Eat SF 100 Things You Must Try Before You Die list, so a majority of us ordered the spicy tofu and kimchi soup. When ordering the dish, you pick the level of heat and what kind of meat you want in it. I chose spicy with beef. The soup contained a few thin slices of beef, soft tofu, kimchi and tons of chili flakes. The sizzling hot soup is served in a clay pot with a raw egg in which you crack open and cook in the broth. They also give you a side of short grain rice to put in your soup. The bowl of soup itself looks small, but once you add in the rice and egg, you’ll be loosening your belt.

I thought it was good, but I didn’t see why this particular soup was on the 7×7 list. To me, the soup tasted exactly like the free soup you get at Shin Toe Bul Yi on Taraval. The only thing that stood out of the meal was the fried fish. Yum, I’d come back just for that.

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