And I am baaack! Just wanted to let everyone know that I am still alive. It has been a busy month with my parents and graduation coming. Also the looking for job. I am just glad to be back posting all the amazing and delicious place I went when my parents is here. First stop is a very well known restaurant in San Francisco called Incanto. Amazingly, it is a place I heard from Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservation’s series. It is famous and well known for their pork dishes and being a fanatic of anything with snout and trotters; I have to try it out.
First off, the place has a nice comfy feeling to it and the waitress was extremely nice. For one of the appetizers, we ordered a dish of Pork Trotters with Foie Gras. When you say trotters, I expect the whole pig food on the plate but it is not just so. The trotters has been grind down and deep fried to something that resembles more of the croquette serve with a generous slap of foie gras on top. The flavor is supremely good, the strong taste of the foie gras merge nicely with the crispy texture of the pig trotters. One is simply not enough!
The main dishes consist of: the very mind blowing Pork Belly dish which is my dad’s favorite. Actually is all of us loved it which cause a serious food fight for the last scrap of belly meat. The pork was really tender (I am not kidding, it is so tender that you can cut it with a fork) and the sauce that comes with it only enhances the belly even further. The only negative side about it is that it really isn’t big enough and when you are sharing it with three other hungry people, is better to order two I believe. That said, my father fought very hard to protect his pork belly.
The next dish a Duck with Cherries and some vegetables on the side. Truth be told, I never had duck this tender before where the meat is still plum and red. The ducks that I usually have are the chinese style ones where the skin is drip with old and crispy. Even then, the meat tends to be a little hard and chewy. But not this dish, is soft and full of flavor, clearly one of the best duck prepared dishes I had.
Lastly is the Lamb with A Side of Vegetables. Among all of the dishes, this is the less memorable. I wouldn’t say is not good but it just didn’t stand out from the other two dishes. But it does come in a variety of lamb parts like the slice of lamb itself, a sausage lamb and a meatball lamb. Compared to the duck or the pork, the taste didn’t stand out as much but then again, if you are an avid lamb eater, this maybe the right dish for you!
Overall, I love Incanto, this place is big enough to bring a big family. And if you do, remember to call in advance to order the amazing whole pig dish but you need a party of six of more. :) I am still looking for a giant group for that.