September 15, 2011

Feast Your Eyes: Wooly Pig Cafe

As a Sunday tradition, Mr. W. and I nurse our hangovers by ordering good take up and staying in Ed until we absolutely must get up! The Wooly Pig Cafe has been in my bookmarks for quite some time now and I'm glad to get it crossed off my list!

The Wooly Pig Cafe
205 Hugo St
San Francisco, CA 94122

Everything we had was so deliciously fresh. While $6 for a dinky Vietnamese sandwich is quite steep, I have to say that every penny was well spent. From the bread to the house sauce on the banh mi, everything was of highest quaility-- it's almost unfair to categorize it with your typical Viet sandwiches!

Everything in the cafe had the wooly pig mascot and it was so adorable! I'd be lying if I say that I wasn't initially attracted to the place solely because of the cute name and mascot! I originally wanted to try their praised Shitake mushroom chowder but since they ran out, I decided to give Mr. W. a little Leigh-style waffle treat. D-licious with a capitol D!

We couldn't help it but give their lychee black tea and blackberry lemonade a try as well. The lychee black tea was a bit of a disappointment. It was unsweetened and the lychee shaped ice cubes had me fooled! I thought they were so generous with the lychee pieces but they were only ice cubes!

The two sammies we got were heavenly! The banh mi was perfectly crispy with a house sauce that is tangy with a hint of spicy. It definitely justified the hefty Viet sandwich price tag! Mr. W. had the Wooly Pig Cafe special which is a pork belly sandwich. I'm not usually a big fan of pork belly but this pork belly sandwich got my taste buds singing! The was so tender and juicy in a soft soft hamburger-like bun.

They have a small but all-star menu! I can't wait to go back to try their other items!

Hope everyone is having a good week! I started the week off with terrible flu-like symptoms but now I'm in much better shape!

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