Pasted below is my latest article on Namu and Chef Dennis Lee from SF Station’s Yum blog. Yum blog focuses on restaurant reviews, food events and other newsworthy items to whet your appetite. You can also click this LINK to access the actual article on the SF Station YUM page.
Most San Francisco locals have heard about Namu, the small, hip Asian-fusion restaurant opened by the Lee brothers, who have inspired a fan club with their Korean bulgogi seaweed tacos — only Chef Dennis Lee does not stop with tacos.
His dashi broth shitake mushroom dumplings, tempura shrimp with handmade ramen (arrive early and order quickly as there are only about 6 bowls a night), and Namu fried chicken deserve their own special attention. Yet there are also a couple other surprises the Lee brothers have in store for you. Dennis is a humble chef, a man of few words, but when he talks you know, he is going to say something worthwhile. His culinary craft is respected among many local chefs in San Francisco, and after spending a day with him you will begin to see why. (more…)