Financial District workers in San Francisco have a range of food to choose form for lunch, from sit-down restaurants to sandwich shops to specialty food stands to gourmet takeaways. And now when they want a bit of Asian diner food, they can head to the Street Food Dojo kiosk.
Opened late last year, Dojo took over the spot held for years by Zog’s, which served up a variety of hot dogs. And while the style of food has shifted east with Asian influences, they still lean toward what I consider the unhealthy, from kung fu fries to katsu (deep-fried pork cutlet) curry bento to Spam musubi.
When I had the chance to check out the stand awhile back when I had the day off from working in Oakland, I ended up ordering the kalua pork sliders ($8), which gets its inspiration from Hawaiian slow-cooked pork that’s simply salted, served up with a pickled slaw. Even though it was salted pork, I found it to be mild in flavor. The buns were Hawaiian bread-style dinner rolls, which made it a bit hard to pick up and eat.
I don’t know if I’ll run back to Dojo the next time I’m in the city, but its novelty menu will probably have a few fans craving for what comes off as Asian stoner street food.
Street Food Dojo, 1 Post St., San Francisco. PH: 415.361.6610. Open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. hayahonsf.com
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