We cherished our final order of PB & J sandwiches, savoring the interplay between fatty pork belly and crunchy jicama, as well as the imagination that continually twisted expectations at MSF.We also tried the Peking Chinito, a fried Chinese doughnut wrapped in a rice noodle and stuffed with duck and crispy skin, cucumber, cilantro, and spicy hoisin sauce. We enjoyed the contrast between the soft doughnut and the subtle give of the rice noodle; it tasted like the end of a dim sum meal, when you combine bites of everything together. The couple who sat across from us, communal style, were less impressed.
"I've had better," said our new friend, "because I'm Chinese." She was far more enamored of her plate of Monterey Bay squid stuffed with marrow and served with fried chickpeas, tamarind pork, and Castelvetrano olives.
We're not allowed to let the cat out of the bag just yet, but we have a strong suspicion these two dishes will resurface very soon after Myint and Mission Burger cohort Danny Bowien announce one of their new summer projects. With that, the opening of Commonwealth, and the hopeful eventual return of Mission Street Food, there are quite a few reasons to be excited about the next moves of this crew.