1. Happy New Year!

    Today marks the first day of the Lunar New Year!  New to New Years?  Check our video on How To Say Happy New Year In…

    Lunar New Years is very important to us because it also marks our second year in business.  We’ll be spending the day relaxing with our loved ones and resting up for our the Lucky Mission Festival, a month long Lunar New Year celebration.

    For now, here is a look at New Years past.  


    KK slinging Chicken Pho and Imperial Rolls at Pop Up #1, Tet Holiday Pop Up, Febraury 2011.

    Val + The Cha Ca Menu

    Valerie showing off the one item menu at Cha Ca Va Long, Hanoi February 2012.

    Let this new year bring you good health and good food. 

    - RPS


  2. 2012 in Pictures

    Our visit from Anthony Bourdain aired on TV

    Traveled to Vietnam


    Landed our first office and commercial kitchen (where we did an awesome shoot with Refinery29)

    Had our first interns


    Who helped us produce our spread in Food & Wine


    And a music video

    Which we made to try to get voted into the SF Street Food Festival (it worked!)


    Afterwards, went on tour with The Bold Italic (and Allan, who snapped this pic)


    Came home and gave Eddie Huang a tour of the Asian side of the Mission

    Squeezed in a few end-of-summer camping trips


    Which inspired The Camp-In movie night


    Brought back the Dungeness Crab House


    And said goodbye to the Underground Market, which started it all.

    2012 was an adventure. We look forward to 2013 being a year of more first’s, popping up in crazy locations, traveling and learning new dishes — and doing it for all of you guys.

    Come celebrate the beginning of 2013 at our New Year’s Day Brunch tomorrow at Whiz Burgers!


    Valerie + Katie + the RPS team


  3. New Year’s Day Brunch @ Whiz Burgers


    New Year’s Day Brunch
    Date: Tuesday, January 1st 
    Time: 11am-5pm
    Location: Whiz Burgers - 700 South Van Ness Avenue (at 18th)
    Eat in / grab & go

    We’re popping up for our annual New Year’s Day Brunch at Whiz Burgers, the iconic burger joint on the corner of 18th and South Van Ness avenue.

    On the menu: fried egg banh mi’s and pho and Vietnamese coffee and everything else to make life feel alright (and maybe even awesome.)

    Excited to start the new year with y’all.

    Valerie + Katie + Zoe



    Pâté Chaud - 5 
    puff pastry filled with ground chicken, pate, and wood ear mushrooms

    Salt-and-Pepper Tofu - 5
    Crispy fried tofu, served with wok-fired shallots, green onions and jalapenos


    Breakfast Banh Mi - 9
    Two fried eggs and cha lua (Vietnamese ham) with housemade pate, mayo, daikon pickles, cucumbers and cilantro

    Adds-ons: + $2 housemade bacon

    Vegan Banh Mi

    Soy-based “duck” with Vegannaise, housemade daikon pickles, cucumbers and cilantro

    Hanoi-Style Beef Pho - 12
    fresh rice noodles in a housemade beef broth with hanger steak and stewed beef shank. served with shaved onions, cilantro, scallions, and limes.


    Vietnamese Yogurt w/ Grapefruit Marmalade - 5
    housemade yogurt sweetened with condensed milk and topped with grapefruit marmalade and candied kumquats


    Vietnamese Iced Coffee - 3
    slow dripped Trung Nguyen Coffee with sweetened condensed milk over ice

    Invite your friends here.

    See photos from last year’s inaugural New Year’s Day Brunch.


  4. Happy New Year!

    Happy Vietnam/Chinese New Year! It was this holiday that brought Katie and I together last year for our very first pop-up, and we wanted to thank you all for still coming out one year later.

    In the Asian tradition, we wish you happiness, wealth, and longevity in the Year of the Dragon.

    Sure, we wish you lots of dolla bills, but we also take that to mean a year of numerous long feasts with good food and good friends (and hopefully Rice Paper Scissors too!)

    In little red stools and red envelopes,

    Valerie + Katie

    Photo taken by Valerie @ Vegiworks