|Our long line of yummy curries at Aslam’s Rasoi|
Late last year, my friend Alex N. (there are two main Alex’s in my life and it’s important to distinguish between the two), brought to my attention the idea of Alphabet Dining. Alphabet Dining, as it’s name suggests, is the plan to visit a variety of restaurants in alphabetical order. The first week you go to a restaurant that starts with A, and the following week you dine out somewhere that starts with B, and so on. The catch is that you must go in order, and our group of friends decided to make it even more tricky by only choosing restaurants that none of us have been to. Given the fact that we are ALL San Francisco natives, this is not the easiest of tasks. Luckily San Francisco is a busy, bustling city with a multitude of delicious and diverse restaurants to choose from. Even for natives looking for new eateries. In alphabetical order.
To recap, here are the official rules of Alphabet (aka ABC) Dining:
Restaurants must be visited in alphabetical order
No one present may have visited the restaurant previously
Everyone votes on their top 3 restaurant choices for each letter
Most popular vote wins
Restaurants should vary in price, cuisine, and neighborhood
Aslam’s Rasoi – The Mission
The best and worst thing about Aslam’s was their enormous selection of delicious curries. We probably spent more time deciding what we were going to order than actually consuming our food. But that may have also been because it was really good and we were really hungry.
I’ve always heard that you can tell the true quality of a restaurant by how packed it is at any given time. Luckily we had made reservations ahead of time, because though Aslam’s was a relatively large venue, every table was filled with people. Mind you, we went in the middle of the week, so I can’t imagine how packed it would be on the weekend! Definitely a good sign.
The food did not disappoint, from the meat plates to the veggie options. We asked for mild to medium spices, and nothing was too spicy or too bland. No complaints here!
Shoutout to Chester who didn’t tell us until after dinner that he does not care for Indian food.