After the commercial and critical failure of the film Big Trouble in Little China, John Carpenter became very disillusioned with Hollywood and became an independent filmmaker. He said in an interview, “The experience [of Big Trouble] was the reason I stopped making movies for the Hollywood studios. I won’t work for them again. I think Big Trouble is a wonderful film, and I’m very proud of it. But the reception it received, and the reasons for that reception, were too much for me to deal with. I’m too old for that sort of bullshit” [wikipedia]. I'm not so old, but recent reviews of some exciting restaurants--make me feel like the traditional system doesn't recognize talent the way it should.
This Saturday we are serving dishes that are San Franciscan on the surface with a fantastical undercurrent of ancient Chinese mysticism.
MSF profits will go to the Chinatown Community Development Center's Food Pantry, which provides groceries for 190 Single Room Occupancy Tenants each week: "The food distribution is special to Chinatown CDC because many tenants are willing to volunteer. The elderly and teenagers work side-by-side and get acquainted at the same time."
Also, in order to provide better service and avoid running out of food, we are now taking reservations for the entire night, starting at 6:00pm. Email MSFreservations@gmail.com with your name, party size and time.
Hama Hama Oyster with oyster sauce and dill-tomatillo granita - $5
*Asian Pear Salad with watercress, chinese celery, chili oil, roasted peanut - $6
*Crispy Tofu with slow egg, sauteed greens, garlic-sesame glaze - $6
Salt & Pepper Cod with guacamole, sweet corn, bacon, mustard greens, - $11
*Aged Angus NY Strip Steak with goat cheese, seared cherry tomato and shishito peppers, and black bean demiglace - $13
Peking Duck Flatbread: duck confit, duck cracklins, cucumber, cilantro, scallion and spicy hoisin - $8
*Lung Shan's Vegan Delight: shitake and oyster mushroom dumplings in miso soup - $5.5
Strawberry cake with lychee, buttermilk pannacotta, pop rocks - $6
* = vegetarian or vegetarian option available
$190 to Jewish Family and Children's Services