While walking down the street towards Chase the other day to discuss a loan with them, I happened to come across a San Francisco hidden gem; The Crème Brûlée Cart! The city is well known not just for restaurants that operate at an address but also for small vendors that roam the streets. These vendors are unique because they may only serve a single signature dish due to it’s size that allows for portability. As such, some just serve a dish so well that coming across them is like finding $20 on the street instead of a dollar.
The Crème Brûlée Cart was something special. After selecting a flavor from his refrigerated cart, the man put on a small show of torching the sugar. I always found this process mesmerizing. He sprinkled the special sugar on my vanilla crème brûlée and took his time with the torch. I was throughly impressed with the flavor of the crème brûlée and can make out the tiny specks of the bean in the pudding through caramelized shards. To be able to have restaurant-quality brûlée right here on the street is convenience at it’s best.
I hope to run into the Crème Brûlée Cart again. To find him, we can look at his twitter feed.
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