Kitted Out

The culinary interwebs (Eater, Thrillist, SFoodie, Inside Scoop, et al.) have been bubbling with news of this new SoMa joint that just opened yesterday, ~SPICE KIT~. As owners Wilfred Pacio and Fred Tang put it, their offering is “chef-driven Asian street food” (they are both alums of high-end kitchens, like Per Se, the Laundry, and the Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco).

The quick-service menu includes bánh mì (with an optional add-on of housemade pâté); ssäm (the classic Korean wrap) with rice paper, red leaf lettuce, cucumbers, seasoned rice, marinated bean sprouts, meat/tofu, kimchi, and their signature ssäm sauce; salads with your choice of meat or tofu; and steamed pork buns with pork belly (check out the entire menu here). Nothing is over $8. Hours are Mon-Fri 10:30am-8pm, and Sat 10:30am-3pm. 4505 Howard St. at 1st St., 415-882-4581.