A local San Franciscan wouldn’t typically step foot in the heart of the touristy Fisherman’s Wharf area for Sunday brunch but you know it’s good when Jamie has dined there and recommends it. Enter Surisan—low-key cool vibe, American Korean fusion restaurant. If you’re not feelin’ the clam chowder bowls or fish & chips down the block, there’s breakfast, lunch and brunch here with dishes from the best of both worlds: traditional American fare like benedicts and french toast, or Korean, like Bulgogi Bap or Dolsot Bibimbap.
Here comes my #fattystatus moment. Upon scanning Yelp pics (who also does this?), the Fisherman’s Benedict looked so bomb. And with a name like Millionaire’s Bacon, I had to try it. Oh wait, I also wanted the Blueberry Stuffed Crunch French Toast because of my darn sweet tooth. Ugh, what’s a petite girl with a small stomach to do? ORDER ALL OF IT. Yassss. Jamie ordered her own dish, the Loco Moco, which looked so tasty as well. We decided to just split everything in half and have our own little mini buffet goin’ on in our table.
Eggs Benedict is my go-to brunch dish and my hubby can attest to that. Of course, the Fisherman’s Benedict on the menu jumped straight at me as I’ve never had one before. It was made with dungeness crab which I thought was less filling than a classic Benedict with bacon. Although I wasn’t sure if the crab was fresh, I thought it was still pretty good. They could’ve put a little bit more. The side dishes were crispy yukon potatoes and a tomato slice with cheese baked on it. Yum! I’d get it again.
The Loco Moco was actually first to come out. Me, Jamie and the people next table over just slowly gazed at the plate as it was placed on the table. It was poached egg on a huge wagyu beef cutlet stacked on steamed rice. Once you cut into it, the gravy and runny egg yolk just starts drippin’ in finesse (ayye!). You can tell the cutlet is fresh and made in house. It’s a very hearty and filling dish, I must say.
Millionaire’s Bacon…sooo good they went and trademarked the name. It’s bacon that’s crispy, sweet, spicy, salty, glazed, candied, and the best thing I’ve tasted so far in 2018. The “Most Recent Discovery” on my personal Yelp page currently reads: “Millionaire’s Bacon is amazing! I want to eat it everyday.” That’s how much I love it! I’m sitting here imagining myself eating it with eggs and steamed rice right now. Surisan, do you deliver?
Last but certainly not least, we left the Blueberry French Toast as our dessert. We waited it out a little bit, because man, we were so full from the last three dishes. It’s a fresh out of the kitchen french toast with berries and caramel sauce. I liked the crunchiness from the cornflakes. That caramel sauce, though. I could not stop dipping the toast in it. Legit! Loved it.
|Blueberry Stuffed Crunch French Toast|
By this time, we were overly stuffed that we decided to walk from Fisherman’s Wharf all the way back to Embarcadero then into Downtown (scenic 2 miles). The food was delicious, beautifully plated and served quickly. The service was awesome as well. I’m so happy that I finally have a brunch spot in the wharf that I can refer to. I really want to go back! I want my bacon!
Check out S u r i s a n for their menu and hours!
Written by Mestelle • Photos taken by Jamie