7×7 List: Dry-fried Chicken Wings at San Tung

31Aug09

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Item: #36 Dry-fried chicken wings, $8.00

Where: San Tung, a no-frills casual Chinese restaurant at 11th and Irving St. in the Inner Sunset.

The dry-fried chicken wings from San Tung represent everything that is right in this world. Battered and deep fried to perfection, they are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. They are  tossed in a glossy sauce made with garlic, ginger, and roasted red peppers. The resulting glaze is a sticky, crisp coating that’s sweet, spicy, tangy, and awesome (which is now officially a flavor). With each bite into the moist chicken, the hot juices flow into your mouth with the intense sweet and savory flavors of the sauce.

A bit of advice for San Tung newbies out there, getting a table requires a little know-how. The line can be out the door and waits can be well over an hour any day of the week. If you don’t have a reservation, write your name on the board next to the door and be prepared to wait. Personally, I prefer to call ahead and order a few servings of wings to pick up and take home. Serve them over a bed of steaming white rice and enjoy the party.

Does it belong on the list? Absolutely, yes. It’s one of the things 7×7 editors have actually gotten right.

The full list: The Big Eat SF: 100 Things to Try Before You Die

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2 Responses to “7×7 List: Dry-fried Chicken Wings at San Tung”

  1. 1 Rom

    i think its 9.00 now. i lost my receipt ha. i love how the wings stay crisp no matter how long they’ve bathed in the saucy goodness. i love the wings. and gene. ha

  2. The dry fried chicken at ST is unmatched…definitely one of my favorite foods in San Francisco. By the way, their shrimp & leek dumplings are awesome too.


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