The Slanted Door Features Modern Vietnamese Cooking

February 20, 2014 by

barbecued willis ranch pork spareribs

Barbecued Willis Ranch pork spareribs

The Slanted Door is a must-visit when visiting San Francisco for those who enjoy Vietnamese cuisine.

For every item on the menu, Executive Chef, Charles Phan returns to the original source region of that item to learn about traditional ingredients used as well as flavors and techniques. He returns to the kitchen where he tests and prefects his recipes with his team to recreate the original while using contemporary methods and fresh local ingredients.

Once they have they have perfected the modernized version, it is added to the menu.

Vermicelli rice noodle

Vermicelli rice noodle salad

The Slanted Door Menu

The Slanted Door Menu features raw bar items from oysters to spicy ahi tuna tartare or wild California uni. They also offer a nice selection of appetizers including a Vietnamese crepe filled with gulf shrimp, pork shoulder, bean sprouts and yellow onion, or a favorite the barbecued Willis Ranch pork spareribs.

The menu offers a small selection of salads like grapefruit and jicama made with red cabbage, pickled carrot and candied pecans, and vermicelli rice noodles with organic chicken, green cabbage, cucumber, mint, red pepper, fish sauce and Thai chile.

They also serve soups, noodle or rice dishes, vegetarian options, and a variety of meats, poultry, game, and seafood.

Desserts at the Slanted Door

All of the work that goes into making each dish delicious is carried over to the dessert menu as well. Diners will want to be sure to save room for a slice of ginger-stout cake made with key lime cream and crystallized ginger, or a slice of Valrhona chocolate and peanut butter pie, or perhaps something lighter such as a sorbet created with concord grapes, melon and pink guava.

The menu offers a nice selection to please just about every palate. To view all they have to offer, visit their website to help you make up your mind before you’re staring at the menu.

Photo credits: stu_spivack, pravin.premkumar

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  1. Julie C. says:

    I shouldn’t have read this post during lunch! Now my stomach is rumbling and I wished I lived closer to this restaurant!

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