Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Monday, November 29, 2010

Plow's Pumpkin Pancakes

Posted By on Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 7:30 AM

click to enlarge Pumpkin pancakes at Plow, $9. - JOHN BIRDSALL
  • John Birdsall
  • Pumpkin pancakes at Plow, $9.
Monday, November 29, 2010

Canned puree is the blood pulsing through the pumpkin spice cookie, sticky tea loaf, and clammy pancake, staining all a muddy orange we think of, simply, as pumpkin. And the taste? Well, nobody should pretend they can actually taste Cucurbita pepo through all that cinnamon, allspice, and ginger.

Plow's Maxine Siu takes a different approach with her pumpkin pancakes ($9). Instead of reaching for the can opener, Siu roasts sugar pie pumpkins - halved, seeded, and smeared with olive oil - till they've softened, then scoops out the meat. The result is pancakes threaded with bits of marigold-yellow flesh, unspiced, and with a very subtle vegetable sweetness. They taste, well, real. Make them sweet as cake, if you want to, with maple syrup. Me, I'm content to eat my squash.

Plow: 1299 18th St. (at Texas), 821-7569.

Follow us on Twitter: @sfoodie. Contact me at John.Birdsall@SFWeekly.com
  • Pin It

Tags: , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook

Slideshows

  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"