Best Thing We Ate
Craftsman and Wolves Hides Kimchi in a SandwichBy Tamara Palmer
March 12, 2014
Mission District patisserie Craftsman and Wolves blows the lid off of its kimchi sandwich. First off, the kimchi is blended straight into the bread for a warm, orange-hued and crumbly pain de mie loaf. There's no fermented cabbage to crunch through here, just the subtle tang of vinegar, which is enhanced by a smear of sesame butter. A tangle of barely brined bok choy, roasted shiitake mushroom slivers, not-too-spicy chile-spiked peanuts and shredded nori make up the meat of this satisfying sandwich. It's served open-faced, because a second slice of bread would just be overkill and would distract from the delicate balance of flavors at work. Needless to say, this beauty is best eaten with a fork and knife.