Jasmine Tea House
I’ve never been to Jasmine Tea House, but they’ve certainly been to my home. With such a large Chinese population, there are many choices and cuisine types with the abundance, of course, in Chinatown. With delivery, however, one must stick to the local spots. As far as San Francisco Chinese restaurants go, Jasmine Tea House is up there.
Jasmine Tea House specializes in Mandarin cuisine. But, they take a little liberty with their Chef’s Specials. We ordered a number of dishes in order to write about them. It’s always best with Chinese food if you have a large group to have lots of choices and sample various flavors. Jasmine Prawns, a chef’s special as shown in the featured image, is one of our favorites. The prawns are grilled in a mildly spicy sauce and accompanied by woodear mushrooms and snap peas. The textures meld nicely.
For appetizers, we ordered potstickers and spareribs. They are both good, and the spareribs are very tender.
Jasmine Tea House has great Won Ton Soup. As you can see, they have a good variety of ingredients, and the soup has bountiful won tons.
For the main course, in addition to the Jasmine Prawns, we ordered Beef with Broccoli and Mu Shu Pork. The beef was quite tender, and the broccoli ‘al dente’. I just love Mu Shu Pork. The flour wraps that come with it are warm and ready to add a painting of plum sauce, then the Mu Shu to roll it up into a burrito-like roll. There are crispy elements with green onion and cabbage, and everything is cut into small pieces to make it easy to eat by hand.
Deliveries from Jasmine Tea House are nicely packaged and stay warm. All of the accompaniments, like plum sauce for the mu shu pork, vinegar, hot chili oil, soy sauce, chopsticks and fortune cookies are included. And prices are quite reasonable. All of the food in this review cost only $60, not including tip. Although I can’t speak for the ambiance of the place, not having been there, their website shows off a nice looking, simple place. I’m happy with the ambiance of home to eat their delicious food.
Jasmine Tea House Wrap-Up
- Reasonable Pricing
- Quick Delivery
- Packaging Keeps Food Warm
- Dine with More People for More Variety