- Posted November 17, 2012 by
San Francisco, California
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100 places to eat like a local
Yuet Lee Seafood Restaurant
If you're craving for a late night comfort food binge or feeling hungry after club/bar hopping or simply yearning to have some salt and pepper squid, look no further. At the corner of Stockton and Broadway streets in San Francisco, you cannot miss this old classic chinese seafood joint.
Don't let the (faded) "highlighter green" nondescript facade stop you from entering. Surely not known for their interior design, it's ambiance more than makes up with their array of delicious choices. And if a packed crowd on any given night at 1am is any indication, then this might be a really good restaurant. It is!
A hop, skip and a jump from the border of Chinatown and little Italy, Yuet Lee has served San Francisco locals as well as tourists and celebrities alike for years. I consider myself a local having lived in San Francisco for almost twenty one years, and I come here wih friends and family as often as I can.
One of the two faves of mine in the menu is the "Salt and Pepper Squid". I have to pair this with their "Salted Fish and Chicken Fried Rice". I know I know I mentioned salt twice, but it's twice as heaven as you can get with this combination.
It's how they make the salt and pepper squid delicious. I don't know how they do it but it's light, not heavily battered as some places usually do yet there's still quite a bit of a crunch. But it's the flavor that begs you to order once again with your own full plate because you just can't stop. Sharing might be a tough decision to make since you will find yourself at a point wherein you've almost finished half of the serving plate.
You have to dip the squid in soy sauce and jalapeno (the standard procedure). along with this dish. Their salted fish and chicken fried rice will surely hit the spot. the ultimate combination.
This is just one of the many chinese restaurants in San Francisco. And there's also the other award winning local gastronomic hot spots to visit. But for salt and pepper squid and salted fish and chicken fried rice, hands down, this is the place to have it.
So the next time you're in San Francisco, make sure you have "Yuet Lee Seafood Restaurant" on your list.
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