Brandy Ho’s Hunan Food www.brandyhos.com
When we were in San Francisco, we stayed in Chinatown.
We ventured out to check out a local place for dinner. Of course, we wanted Chinese food.
We found Brandy Ho’s Hunan Food. This is a family owned and run restaurant located in San Francisco’s old red-light district. They are known for their authentic, deliciously spicy Hunanese cuisine. From their website, they explain, “Hunan cuisine is infamous for its use of the chili pepper. They are also known for using smoking techniques in their cooking as well as mixing in lots of shallots and garlic.”
When we entered the restaurant, it did not seem too crowded. After looking at the menu, we decided to try it.
I ordered the Shredded Pork With Celery $11.95 and added Jasmine Rice + $1.95 . This dish consisted of pork sauteed with celery, carrots, bamboo shoots in a spicy ginger sauce.
I also ordered Egg Rolls $6.00 (Stuffed with vegetables & tree ear mushrooms).
Hubby ordered what he orders at every Chinese restaurant: beef and broccoli.
TOW: The food was tasty but spicier than anticipated. I like spicy food, but was not prepared for the heat. Even hubby mentioned that his food had more chili pepper in it than he was used to having.
I thought the business was slow (since it was not crowded), but as we sat there, I saw a lot of pickup orders. I guess most people chose not dine in but carry out.
If you are in the area, check them out!
217 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94113