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Northern Chinese @ House Of Xien Bing (San Francisco)

OK, the English name of this place is actually House Of Pancakes, but if I labeled this event with that, your mind would be picturing the wrong thing.

Grilled lamb or chicken skewers, handpulled noodles with mustard greens and pork, and lamb potstickers are available as well as such things as sesame pancake with beef, green onion pancake, and more! (Did I mention the pig ears?)






















A tip of the hat to self-proclaimed noodle whore Dave, who clued me in to H.O.P.



- Cash only

- Waiting lists in this group are not automatic. When you become aware of an opening, go to the event page and manually change your RSVP to "yes".

- You're expected to honor your "Yes" commitment.

-Ground rules of the group




-It's in San Francisco's Parkside area. Street parking should be available. Use to plan out a Muni trip.


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  • Edynn

    Thank you, Mike, for organizing this dining experience; I enjoyed it and plan to go back! No-frills, welcoming and friendly service. Never felt rushed and appreciated the time to savor the food. Hand-pulled noodles with mustard greens were delicious--a delicate, flavorful broth with noodles that had a fantastic consistency (only when hand pulled!)...but, I suggest eating this before bolder-flavored dishes to really be able to appreciate its more subtle flavors. The spice rub/marinade on the lamb skewers was delicious, as were the garlic string beans--fresh, crisp, clean. And, given it's the "House of Pancakes", I'd say the place lives up to its name--the pancakes were great. I particularly enjoyed the crispy crust and moist, savory center of the onion pancake. As always, the company of my fellow Gastronomers made for a delightful evening. Thanks to all!

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • Frank

    Although I feel sad for those poor pigs who are missing their ears now, I loved the full range of exotic treats, esp. the aforementioned aural appendages, the skewers, and the al dente noodles in a subtle broth. Thanks Mike!

    2 · September 18, 2013

  • Adam

    Really good food, fun group & cheap!

    2 · September 18, 2013

  • Mike

    Oh, so THAT's what pig ears are like. (I could take it or leave it). I could have just eaten the cumin marinated skewer meats all night, but I also really enjoyed the lamb dumplings. Simple yet flavorful. The mustard green & pork soup with hand pulled noodles wasn't a unanimous favorite, but I really liked it. I need to go back to get around to some other dishes I had my eye on.

    Thanks for coming, everyone, and making it a fun night!

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Mike

    I hope you all paid attention to the "cash only" part. ;-)

    September 17, 2013

  • Mike

    Adam's going? This can only mean one thing. There will be pig ears.

    1 · September 6, 2013

    • Adam

      ...all body parts are "on the table".

      September 7, 2013

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