Hon’s WunTun House – Cheap Chinese Noodles in Old Chinatown
Hon’s WunTun House, Ltd.
Kearny & Clay
San Francisco, CA
Kittycorner from Portsmouth Square lies this non-descript hole in the wall. I’d passed by this many times while en route to a Vietnamese noodle place, but never stopped inside until yesterday.
A co-worker and I slipped in here for lunch, and we got a pretty good lunch deal. The pace was fast & furious – the faded menu taped onto the front door is pretty much the menu. The menu on the wall inside appears to be for noodles that they sell in bulk. My point is that you better have your order ready when you meet up with the lady behind the cash register.
The spartan room had good lunch traffic. There was no wait for seating us at the counter. The clientele was a mix of downtown professionals and Chinatown locals.
Wu-tun in soup – $3.40. A decent amount of meat in each won-ton. And if you got wun-tun & noodles in soup, it’s only $3.15 (since you’re getting less meat with less won tons). And no, I don’t know why they spell it “wun-tun” – I’ve never seen it that way before.
Barbecued Pork on Rice – $3.95. A bed of white rice covered with some steamed lettuce, and slices of the BBQ pork on top. It came with a bowl of the soup broth, sprinkled with green onions.
Definitely hits the spot, good bang for buck. I did get a bit thirsty once I returned to the office (thanks to the MSG, I guess), but if you can live with that, I recommmend visiting Hon’s.