We first heard about Rice Paper Scissors when watching one of our favorite web food shows, Vice’s Fresh off the Boat featuring Eddie Huang. Through their pop-ups, Katie and Valerie are trying to bring that fun, street-food culture you find in Vietnam to America. Having spent a lot of time in Asia, the one thing I constantly talk about is the exciting, nighttime, street-food scene. It’s bustling with energy and, of course, amazing eats. Kim is Vietnamese and, although she doesn’t have many ties to her Vietnamese heritage, the food is an aspect of Vietnamese culture that resonates with her. Rice Paper Scissors’ cooking struck a personal chord, and she was excited to sample some of their comfort foods.
We were thrilled to visit one of their recent pop-ups at Dear Mom in San Francisco. It was a great experience to chat with them in the kitchen and watch Katie concoct some of their fun creations, especially the standout Bo Kho Gravy Fries. Katie puts the spicy, Vietnamese beef stew atop fresh fries with a sprinkling of white cheese and green onions. It’s a beautiful dish to look at, and Kim immediately commented on its perfect combination of yumminess and comfort. Thanks to Katie and Valerie for letting us come by, and if you’re ever in SF, make sure to check them out.
Written by Phil, Edited by Terri
The infamous red stool.
Yes, that says Crack Oil!
Paté Chaud with a Fried Egg
Bo Kho Gravy Fries
Garlic Noodles with Shrimp
Breakfast Banh Mi
Mushroom Spring Rolls
Rice Paper Scissors - San Francisco
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