Every once in a while, a dish will come along and blow my mind.
Namu’s Gamja Fries are b.o.m.b.
A Korean take on chili-cheese fries (with some clever wordplay on the Korean word for potatoes and the Sanskrit word for a good time), behold, amazingly crispy hand-cut potatoes topped with tasty bits of short ribs, gobs of kimchee relish, green onions, and a secret sauce trifecta of kewpie mayo, teriyaki, and gochujang (a spicy-sweet paste of red chili peppers and fermented soy bean).
Haute Stoner Food at its finest.
The potatoes are fried in rice husk oil, which has a high smoking point of 490 F, making it a great choice for deep frying. Hands down, the best crispies ever. Not a single soggy dud in the bunch.
Chef Dennis Lee, congratulations on creating the perfect dish of fries.
This glorious masterpiece in snackage is served at Namu’s Ferry Building stand on Thursdays and Saturdays, do it now.
Tip: No time to wait for Korean Tasty Goodness? Namu is now taking pre-orders for group lunches at the Thursday market ($75 or more). Order by Wednesday at noon; pick up Thursday between 11:15 am – 12:00 pm. Order 3 Thursdays in a row and get $50 off your next order! Thursday Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market Lunch Order Form
Ferry Plaza Market
Thursdays (10 am – 2 pm) & Saturdays (8 am – 2 pm)
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111