Sunday, December 30, 2012
Hai Ky Gi Mia - 707 Ellis at Larkin St., SFCA
You won't see a lot of that cuisine here either because the focus is on noodles, and not just pho. Pictured here is the Braised Duck Leg Won Ton Ho Fun Noodles (6.95). I asked to have it served 'wet' with the broth mixed in; you can order it 'dry' with the broth served separately. The menu says it comes with egg noodles, but you can have any noodle you like. The other trick is seasoning. You have soy sauce, sriracha, fish sauce, sugar, vinegar, jalapeno juice, white pepper, hoisin, etc. If you have time, dig around on Yelp for a write-up from about a year ago, by a regular customer who explains what noodles go with your choice of meats and other toppings. He lists his favorites and tells you his method of seasoning for each.
The duck leg is braised in soy sauce and spices. The won ton are pork and shrimp. The broth is light but flavorful. If you're looking for a filling bowl of goodness for less than $10, this is it!