gingerfruit Restaurant in Castro neighborhood was launched on June 8. Exciting! Who are behind gingerfruit Restaurant? My parents! Francis and Anna Tsai.
What do you want to be when you grow up? My answer was always the same since I was a kid. My dream is to run a restaurant. That is because I was growing up in restaurant environment. I had watched my parents running the restaurant since I could remember and I would love to be the one like them. When I announced my ambition of running the restaurant to my friends a year ago, they keep telling me that they remembered my dream when we all were little kids at school. They thought it is awesome that I am still pursuing my dream.
Francis Tsai has been in the restaurant industry for sixty years. Most recently, he, along with my mom, owned and managed the Wu Kong Restaurant at historic Rincon Center before retiring to spend quality time in San Francisco and Hong Kong. Staying away from being a host and making new friends, however, has been challenging and they are back in action. While they are planning their restaurant, I am lucky to get a chance to help out with some projects and work with them. They are great teachers and I have learned a great deal from them. This is something I hope I could pass onto my kids.
I want to send big congratulations to my parents for launching gingerfruit. Come try their delicious Asian Tapas and refreshing cocktails at gingerfruit.
gingerfruit Restaurant & Bar
2029 Market Street