Taste Samoa in northern Calif

A combo plate with mussels, corned beef, chop suey, bananas, and taro. [photo: Tamara Palmer]

All of you out there in northern California, try out the South Pacific Island Restaurant located on the border between San Francisco and Daly City.

Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the cash-only establishment serves food cafeteria-style, dishing out mainly to-go orders, though there are a few tables inside the festive room.

Mains included mussel soup, fasi povi (corned beef), and sapa sui (a salty take on chop suey). According to reviewer Tamera Palmer, "The beef was moist, tender, and flaked apart easily, a juicier take than what we'd typically encounter on St. Patrick's Day, while the soup was creamy and comforting, with whole mussels swimming in their own broth."

Read Tamera Palmer's review at San Francisco Weekly


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