SFVS presents a Dining Out on Saturday, April 22, 6:00 p.m.
- at Medicine New-Shojin Eatstation
161 Sutter Street (between Montgomery & Kearney), near Union Square,
This unique Japanese style food is based on Zen monks of Japan
featuring a seasonal cuisine called New-Shojin incorporating western
nutritional ideas with traditional menus with exotic names and
ingredients developed over half a millennium ago. Appetizers range
from $4.50 to $6.50 and feature intriguing items like: Jade Nuggets,
tempura of natto-filled shiso leaves with lemon & sea salt $5;
Mountain Monk Te-Maki, two hand-rolls: Chrysanthemum leaf, pickled
gourd/natto, 9-grain rice, flax seeds $5.50; Inari & Napa Cabbage
Roll, napa cabbage roll with pickled melon, avocado, shichimi/sweet
inari with 9-grain rice $6.50. The Salads are just as interesting
ranging in price from $6.50 to $7.50 featuring common veggies in an
uncommon way: Warm Spinach-Persimmon, baby spinach tossed in warm
ponzu dressing, fuyu persimmons, shitake, toasted cashews $7.50;
Sesame Lotus-Shitake, simmered woodear & shitake, crisp shaved lotus
root, fuji apples, creamy sesame dressing $8. In addition to Soups &
Noodles from $6 to $8, there are unique Entrée choices ranging from
$15 to $18 like: Broiled Ikomi Dengaku, whole oven-roasted red bell
pepper filled with yomogi-fu, eggplant, brussel sprouts tofu, shiro
miso glaze $15; Raw Nigiri Sushi, 8-piece nigiri plate accompanied by
silken tofu and winter miso soup $16.50; Fried Tempura, deluxe basket
of seasonal vegetables and mushrooms in light batter tendashi,
dipping broth, & meyer lemon $16. They also offer Tasting Menus (with
6 or 9 course Samplers). Their dessert menu from $3 to $6 offers:
Chilled Coconut Cup, creamy coconut milk with maple syrup, kanten
cubes, silverear mushroom & toasted buckwheat $4; Green-Tea Tofu,
mildly sweet soy custard, infused with bitter matcha green tea powder
$4; or slightly decadent Chocolate Mousse, exquisite valrhona
chocolate blended with silken tofu & toasted pistachio shavings $6.
They have a variety of Drinks, Housemade Juices, Teas, Coffee, Beer,
Organic Wine and a variety of exotic Premium Sakes with delightful
names: Ohyama "big mountain," Sogen "pride of samurai,"
Kikuhime "chrysanthemum princess," or Tamanohikari "brilliant jade".
RSVP: 441-273-5481 by April 19th. Maximum 10 people. Call the
restaurant for other information 415 824-4652. Their hours are M-F
11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sat 5-9 p.m.; closed Sundays.