Just yesterday we had the awesome opportunity to hit up the KQED hosted M.Y. China Lunar New Year Event just outside their restaurant under the big dome in the San Francisco Westfield Mall, and it was incredible to say the least! The decor was out of this world with the lanterns hanging all the way from the top of the dome, the wine selections, the performances, and of course, the FOOD!
They were definitely keepin’ it classy with the presentation of everything and we almost didn’t want to get any wine in order to preserve this amazing glass setup… but of course we gave in.
M.Y. China never disappoints. And we mean never. To be completely honest, we’re not exactly sure what everything we ate was since we just grabbed a plate, went through the line, and got one of everything as quickly as possible, but it was all super bomb. The dumpling in the photo below was probably our favorite of everything we had, although the bun behind it (with pork, we think??) was also ridiculously on point!
They also had these awesome bite-sized shots of noodles, diced cucumbers and carrots in what tasted kind of like a ponzu sauce. We would definitely recommend this as a lighter option if you love your carbs, but also enjoy getting your veggies on.
Another restaurant called Tap 415, that’s actually right next door to M.Y. China, also joined in the festivities and brought several finger foods to the party. Our favorite by far was their skewer that consisted of tuna, avocado, and cucumber. It was light, refreshing, and totally did its job as an appetizer, making us hungrier and ready for the next dish.
Last up, we had Tap 415’s pretzel balls. They were warm, fluffy and an interesting change of pace from the rest of the (mostly) Asian style foods we had been having up to that point.
Towards the end of the night, Executive Chef Tony Wu put on an incredible show where he made noodles from scratch while dancing around on stage (even throwing in a Gangnam Style dance!). Check out a few shots of his performance below.
A big thanks to KQED for giving us this opportunity and, of course, to M.Y. China and Tap 415 for providing the awesome food, music, and performances! Till next time, Nomsters!