San Tung's specialty is Fried Chicken. Select from chicken that is prepared dry or wet, diced or wings. The dry wings have a lot of flavor, probably because the meat is on the bone. The word I thought of as I took a bite was "immaculate." It is beautiful to bite into the wing, since there's tender white meat that is juicy and delectable. Watch out, because the sauce and batter are spicy, and require many napkins.
The devil's in the details: the sauce is made with garlic, ginger and roasted red Sichuan peppers. It was hot out, but I began to sweat from nibbling on the leftover peppers washed down with hot tea. If I lived close to San Tung, my belly would swell from constant visits to get more of those dreamy wings. Sometimes, it's good to wing it.
San Tung, 1031 Irving Street, between 11th & 12th Avenues, SF. T: 415-242-0828 or 0837. There can be long waits for a table, so be prepared.
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