The Organ Trail of San Francisco: The Best Offal in Chinatown & North Beach

January 9, 2017

    

 

 

Flaming kidney. Explosive intestine. Numbing uterus. Shrieking thymus gland! Are these ideas scrawled on the white board of a Spanish Inquisition spitballing session? A catalogue made by a doctor of gastric illnesses suffered during the Black Plague? Neither. They are, in fact, some of the more weird and depraved vittles offered for brave palates venturing into San Francisco's Chinatown (actually, only the first two are real; I really hope the others exist).  The savage and outré isn't limited to that historic urban zone, lest we be accused of portraying Asian food in an unflatteringly lurid light. Why, just a carriage ride's journey due Northeast in North Beach there's...

 

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