March 6, 2007

Eiji [Mission SF]

Eiji is a tiny hole in the wall smack dab in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the Mission. Make sure you make a reservation because the 10 tables fill up quickly.

They are known for their tofu, which is cooked over a portable gas burner right when you order it. It is served with a variety of condiments for your enjoyment and has a very mellow and subtle flavor.

We ordered a spider roll, which we weren't expecting much from, but were pleasantly surprised. The eel and avocado were cut with an exacting precision, which left for a gorgeous and fresh presentation. The roll was also slightly chilled, which I prefer for my sushi.

The best part of the meal was the homemade ichigo daifuku, which is a strawberry-covered mochi with a thin layer of red bean in between. Between all of my mochi shops, I haven't yet found a version that compares to these heavenly homemade treats.

317 Sanchez Street
(between 16th St & 17th St)
San Francisco, CA 94114 (415) 558-8149

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