Come down to the Tenderloin in San Francisco to celebrate the 10th Annual Cambodian New Year Festival, Saturday, March 31st from 10:00am to 5:00pm. This intimate street gathering presented by IHDC- Indochinese Housing Development Center of San Francisco, is located at the Tenderloin playground at 570 Ellis Street, between Leavenworth and Hyde. Enjoy a morning blessing, a Khmer live band, Khmer fashion show, dancing, games and food. There is no entrance fee.
Afterwards walk over to Sao Bien at 701 Larkin for a great meal. This space formerly known as Vietnam Too features a fresh fish tank and dishes made from the freshest ingredients. Start with crispy imperial rolls made to order ($5.95) and crab and asparagus soup ($10.95). Enjoy an outstanding wok-fried beef chow fun with sautéed baby bok choy ($7.50) and roll your own rice paper wraps with the special sampler of sugar cane shrimp, meatballs, bbq pork and prawns that is enough to feed two for only $15.95. Splurge for a whole crab roasted with garlic and butter, price seasonal. Extra napkins, please!
Sao Bien is open everyday from 10:00am to 11:00pm. Delivery is available to a select area. Call 415-885-1274 for more details.