While in San Francisco, I met up with a long lost friend from high school and her boyfriend. She let me pick the place for dinner, and I had to go to R & G Lounge in Chinatown. This place is well known for their scrumptious dungeness crabs; I couldn’t leave the Bay without paying a visit.
I arrived a little early and my friend told me I needed to order their lychee martini. It was a great suggestion, the martini was amazing with the lychee liquor and 2 giant pieces of fruit. Needless to say, it was a great way to start off a really fun dinner!
To start of our meal, we ordered the jellyfish salad and the fried egg rolls. The jellyfish salad was served cold with the perfect crunchy texture and the right amount of brininess. I can’t remember the last time I had this salad, probably at an Asian wedding years ago, so I was happy to tease my taste buds with it again. The egg rolls were the standard, but I think there were some avacodo pieces tucked in, so a unique twist.
For the main course, we got the signature salt and pepper dungeness crab along with the seafood garlic stir fried noodles. Now as many of you may know, I tend to eat a lot, so I was a little nervous that 1 order of the crab might not be enough for 3 people. But the crab was huge, there was no need to be afraid that anyone wouldn’t get a fair portion. The breading had the perfect amount of salt and pepper and fried to a super crispy perfection! I couldn’t get over the massive amounts of succulent crab meat I was chewing on. It surpassed my expectations. I’ve always been a huge fan of Maryland blue crabs, but these dungeness crabs from R&G are a close second in my heart! I felt like I could have sat at the table for hours just picking away at the crab meat. The garlic seafood noodles were a great compliment to the crab. It was a mix of clams, scallops and shrimp all tossed in a garlicky sauce with egg noodles. And just as a side note, the noodles made a perfect late night snack, I must admit that when I got back to my room, I thoroughly enjoyed the cold noodles before I turned in for the night. So overall consensus, for those of you venturing out to the Bay area, I have to say this is a great place to go for dinner. I had a great time catching up with a long lost friend, so coupling the great company with amazing food, I was a happy camper!