Our city's two largest immigrant populations form a beautiful union in one uniquely San Francisco treat: The Asian burrito. Like the classic Mission staple, most of these foil-wrapped gut bombs use rice and a flour tortilla as a canvas for flavors, but the similarities to taqueria fare stop there. Here are four great Asian burritos that are worth checking off your to-eat list.
7x7 is looking for someone who dreams of carnitas, snubs the steamer, finds themselves at El Farolito for a super carne asada at 10 am and back again at 4 in the morning, knows everyone by name at Cancun and thinks SoCal burritos are for losers. We're looking for someone that uses the word slab, has special foil unpeeling techniques and has created personal Excel file ranking their favorite burritos in the city. We want someone who thinks they can name a burrito with their eyes closed.
The chosen burrito expert will be called upon to be on a panel of five esteemed judges—including two of SF's best chefs—for a 7x7 burrito-off and photo shoot, which will run in our February food issue.