San Tung has become beloved with Inner Sunset residents for Chinese comfort food.
The Sunset district, just south of Golden Gate Park, is teeming with Asian restaurants. Few are as popular as San Tung, named for a province in northern China. Today, there was a line out the door, so we grabbed some signature wings to go.
Original Dry Fried Chicken Wings ($9) were battered and deep-fried, with crisp coatings. The sweet, syrupy sauce was scattered with scallions. Wings were topped with diced garlic, ginger and whole red chilies, all of which imparted different spice facets.
The half-dozen Potstickers ($6.50) were filled with a “tasteful blend of ground pork and Napa cabbage delicately seasoned with fresh ginger and garlic.” Ginger added some kick. Something was definitely lost in transit from San Tung to the apartment. The wok-fried dumplings were browned on the bottom, but weren’t crispy, probably because they steamed in the takeout container.
Today, I stopped by San Tung after a hefty brunch. If the wings and crowds are any indication, it’s worth re-visiting the restaurant with an empty stomach.