Food & Drink

Say hello to your new Japanese lunch spot in the Mission

Because, as St. Francis of Assisi said, "Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and can be of service to him. And double blessed is the servant whose brother sells awesome bento boxes in the Mission", Ken Ken Ramen's getting its double blessing on with a new bento-serving little bro: Suika, now open.Slinging what's essentially the Japanese version of Lunchables, this new across-the-street-from-KKR box-ery's set up in a long-and-narrow interior that looks sorta like a sauna, with blonde wood-slatted walls and just three tables. The bentos're obviously Japanese, but twisted for American palates; there's minced beef katsu, pork kimchi, or karaage (which's lightly fried chicken, but with a soy ginger marinade), and all of 'em come with assorted veggies, rice, and an omelet cake called Tamagoyaki, but not Tomagatchi, because your fifth grade teacher confiscated all of those.And since you still miss your electronic kitty, eat your feelings with their delicious snack and dessert options, which count a Japanese cheese bread bun, Land of the Rising Sun cheesecake, and Kawashima macarons available in flavors like Chestnut-Matcha, Caramel Sea Salt, and Pistachio, which, yes, tastes like where St. Francis of Assisi hangs out now (heaven).