San Francisco Pride was on all our bucket lists. Pavement steaming, terrible tank top tan lines, sometimes wooping/laughing and then crying from being so moved from signs of support from parents and people from all walks of life. We loved every second of it.
Of course, we had to eat in between all the great sights of San Fran, one of which was at Dragoneats. Offering “a taste of Vietnam,” there were banh mi, fresh bowls, and salad rolls on the menu. We all opted for various banh mi. (Can you tell we missed Vancouver??)
Nellie got the 5-spice chicken with all the usual pickled veg. What’s interesting is that 5 spice is a very common Chinese seasoning, so seeing it here in a banh mi was a bit unexpected. Still yums though. Does this count as Asian-Asian fusion?
Mell grabbed the teriyaki tofu.
This wasn’t super traditional with the teriyaki sauce and all (yet another Asian-Asian fusion??), plus a little too much mayo for her liking.
Grace got some pork meatballs in her banh mi, mainly because she was curious about what this would taste like.
It was pretty dang good, had a firmer texture than the usual seasoned Vietnamese ham in Vancouver’s house banh mis.
Rona and Jo both had roasted pork, which looked preeeetty juicy and delicious. The veg was consistently fresh in all our banh mis, which we appreciated because it was a particularly hot day as well and we really needed it.
A quick little takeaway (bonus points for being an affordable meal compared to a lot of the other overpriced food in SF) for chilling + chatting at Dolores Park.