Mission accomplished! Have you eaten at the New York City location of Mission Chinese, San Francisco’s nationally-known food destination? I have. And I was so lucky. This place is a true feast for both the eyes and the palate. There seems to be a glittering wall and ceiling made of crinkled aluminum foil that is…well, it’s really quite beautiful. The resin-topped tables are inlaid with colorful swirls and golden beads. And a long looooong hallway on the underground level is lined with dark mirrors on the walls and ceiling which is both exotic and disconcerting.
Here she is, Best Friend Tara. Our favorite activity together is sharing meals, and at Mission, we ate until we were stuffed, and continued, and then became uncomfortable, and still, we continued. Pictures of the dishes in the post include: Green Tea Noodles, Mongolian Long Beans (really spicy, really delicious), Koji Fried Chicken, and an enormous bowl of Lobster and Coconut Fried Rice.
As I am a Mission amateur, I did not know to order the Beggar’s Duck, which comes inside a clay block that you crack open with a steel mallet. I should have read this great review with ordering tips from Eater before I went. It’s too late for me, but YOU can: How to Ace a Visit to Mission Chinese 2.0