San Francisco January 23, 2017
10 Strange Food Combinations Only People In San Francisco Will Love
We take our food very seriously in San Francisco, but we also like to have a little fun with it. Pairing foods and ingredients to make strange food combinations may just be a Bay Area pastime. San Franciscans love their mouthwatering breads, seafood, burritos, ice cream, and fries, all with a truly local, truly awesome spin. And for better or worse, we have no qualms about standing in line or waking up early for them. Let’s take a look at these 10 strange food combinations made best in Fog City.
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1. Garlic Fries
Garlic, olive oil, and fries make any Giants game well worth the ticket price. These special fries at AT&T Park are doused with garlic from Gilroy ("the garlic capital of the world," located a few hours south of SF) and they are loved by many locals.
A sushirito is a large and stuffed sushi roll, packed with veggies, sauces, rice, and raw fish, and eaten with your hands. The Sushirito is a Bay Area restaurant chain by Peter Yen. You can find this delicious hand-held wonder at four locations in San Francisco and one in Palo Alto.
3. Irish Coffee
This popular drink combo was made famous here in San Francisco. It includes coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar, served with a dollop of cream, and was brought to the United States by a travel writer who worked with the owner of the Buena Vista Café, which started serving the drink in the early 1950s.
Cioppino is a tasty seafood soup that is uniquely San Franciscan. This seafood-tomato mélange was born right here in San Francisco by Italian immigrants in the late 1800s and continues to be a must-try dish.
5. Hangtown Fry
Originally from Placerville, Callif., the Hangtown Fry has become a San Francisco staple in old-school restaurants like Tadich Grill. The Hangtown Fry is a world-famous mixture of eggs, oysters, and bacon.
6. Rebel Within
The Rebel Within, an SF original, combines a soft boiled egg within a savory, sausage-studded cake. It's served with a tiny vial of Tabasco salt for an added punch. The Rebel Within cab be found at Craftsmen and Wolves.
7. Caldo Verde
Originally Portuguese, Caldo Verde has become a local San Francisco favorite. This is a soup of shredded greens, potatoes, and sausage with kale. Grubstake is a good place to sample Caldo Verde.
8. Ube Ice Cream
Ube yams have the distinction of having of a purple or lavender color. Mitchell's Ice Cream has combined this yam flavor with its famous ice cream to make their own unique combination.
9. Mission Burrito
The Mission burrito became popular during the 1960s in the Mission District of SF. It is distinguished from other burritos by its large size and inclusion of extra rice and other ingredients.
10. Kimchi Burrito
Yes, we love our burritos here in San Francisco. But we also love a good fusion of Korean and Mexican flavors. We especially recommend the Kimchi and Bulgogi Beef burrito from HRD.
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