2332 Clement St, San Francisco, CA(415)386-8266
So couple days ago, my boss told me about my work rating and bonus for 2010, and I was super thankful and happy. I went home, told my mom and decided that the first thing I wanted to do with the money is to treat my family to dinner since they always have to deal with my cranky self after work. I asked my parents where they want to go, and told them about Vietnamese style crab restaurants, dumpling restaurants, and bunch of restaurants in our home areas. Ten minutes after my dad got home, we decided to go PPQ Dungness Island.
Parking was super hard around that area, even on a Wednesday night around 8pm. We were seated immediately since the restaurant was half empty that night. But I can see the restaurant would be very spacious even when it's packed. The service wasn't too great in the beginning because they lacked staffs. Awhile later though, more staffs came out to help, and then the service was pretty good.
My family and I decided to order the "Dinner for 4" and an Imperial Roll because my little brother loves that.
Oh yes, I heard their Roasted Crab and Peppercorn Crab are their most popular dishes.
The "Dinner for 4" includes:
Steamed Shiitake Sea Bass - Sea bass steamed with garlic and shiitake in soy sauce, topped with green onions
I never knew sea bass could be cooked this way! This was my favorite dish of the night. The natural buttery flavor and texture of the sea bass paired super well with the garlic. The meat was so soft and rich. The shiitake taste was pretty strong and apparent too. I think my mom and I are going to try to remake this dish some times soon.
Smokey Pork - Marinated grilled sliced pork placed on top of a sizzling platter
My little brother loves ordering this whenever we go to a Vietnamese restaurant, especially at PPQ Noodle House, which was a brother restaurant of PPQ Dungeness Island. But to our disappointment, this one at PPQ Dungeness Island was super salty! The meat was also rough. I didn't eat much of this even though it has a nice smokey flavor.