Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant

San Francisco, United States

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Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant

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Fiery northern Chinese fare in The Outer Sunset. Bite for bite, la si ni at old mandarin Islamic is one of my favorite dishes in San Francisco. Easily in my top 10. I crave it so much that I’ll happily make the 22-min trek from mission across sloat for the goat.Translates to spicy enough to kill you—not quite but it’s up there. Scrambled eggs five diff chilies and chopped chicken — could substitute tofu for the vegetarians and probably wouldn’t notice the difference. So savory so umami so spicy, the heat level for me isn’t past the point of pain per se, but has you sweating, has you reaching for water. Can’t stop eating it.Can go so many different routes at this northern Chinese spot. Hot pot, stick to your rib braised sticky lamb ribs , those fun “gnocchi”. I did cumin lamb and chive pancake this time around. Promove is to open up pancake and stuff with la si ni — proprietress Fatima aka Feng Wang gave me that one. Her food is so fire! I Love it so much.

Fiery northern Chinese fare in The Outer Sunset. Order La Si Ni

3132 Vicente St, San Francisco, CA 94116, USA

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