Last night at Mission Street Food was great. Sylvan did an excellent job, and as I predicted, the croquettes were a sleeper hit (neither of the two people I was dining with wanted to order them and we ended up getting a second order). Here’s my evening in pictures:
Above is the facade of the restaurant known as Mission Street Food every Thursday and Saturday evening.
On each Thursday and Saturday evening a simple laminated sign that reads “Mission Street Food” is posted on the hostess stand.
And on each Thursday and Saturday folks line up three and four deep and down the block for their dinner.
The lovely hostess takes names.
This Saturday Sylvan Mishima Brackett (in blue) prepared the steelhead salmon for the Ochazuke (a bowl of rice with green tea and dashi, salt-cured steelhead salmon, scallions and nori).
This Saturday Sylvan Mishima Brackett described the Oshinko (cucumber with shiso, napa cabbage with kombu and red chili and green pepper and katsuobushi pickles) to the team of servers at a menu meeting.
It was too dark for great pictures, but we ate some amazing halibut (Hirame kombu-jime: local halibut cured with kombu; with little lettuces and radishes).
Here is the transformation of the steelhead you saw Sylvan pouring over above.
The croquettes and pork belly went too fast for the shutter (we ate two orders of both), as did the scallion pancake with duck and apricots (x2) not mentioned on the previous menu (it turned into a beautifully refined taco when folded).