Monday, March 22, 2004

san fran eats

back from a road trip with my bro to SF. great scenes of beauty, awe, and humor. oh yeah.. and the great food...

lunch at fisherman's wharf: fresh crab meat with a little lemon juice on bannock, which is some type of fried bread. oh-so-tasty.

dinner at the Slanted Door: fresh raw st. simon and beau soliel oysters sweet and refreshing tasting(i'd never tried raw oysters before, and was surprised at how good they tasted. the st. simon were better), a viet style beef carpaccio with peanuts basil and lemon juice (you can't tell that the beef is raw, which is good.. b/c it shouldn't taste that way! but it wasn't spectacular.. certainly very interesting to try though), crispy roasted duck legs with baby turnips carrots and fingerling potatoes in a gingery sauce (this was soooo tasty. the duck had the right proportions of fat to meat to make it juicy and was cooked just right so that it wasn't overcooked and the sauce was good and didn't mask the duck's natural flavor), "shaking beef" which was just some sort of peppery filet mignon cubes done in the house style (the beef was cooked perfectly, but sadly, the taste was just like another beef dish.. nothing too special). that dinner i ate of the bounties of the land, sea, and air...

lunch at Potsticker King "Wo-Teep-Dai-Wong": potstickers, xiaolongbao (heh, that's what someone called me after hitting a dragon in dominion), pork chop noodles.. some other usual chinese stuff. the xiaolongbao wasn't that good and everything had lots of msg. guess you can't compare to LA for chinese food.

dinner at The Stinking Rose: a restaurant devoted to garlic, one of my favorite spices! mussels steamed in garlic and a little bit of salt with garlic butter sauce. there was this super potent spread of olive oil, chopped raw garlic, parsley, and some other herbs to go with the rolls.. and just about anything else. the garlic were raw so it was spicy. yum. neon ravioli filled with a creamy smooth potato and garlic and lotsa other stuff mixture in a gouda sauce. the roast rabbit in a tomato based garlic and olive sauce with garlic mashed potatoes was pretty tasty too. the rabbit was just a little bit dry though. then creme and cocoa-covered expresso-soaked layers of lady fingers made up the tiramisu (that, the duck, and the oysters were my favorites) i want some more of that.. it's pure cholesterol =)

breakfast at House of Pancakes: French crepes filled with strawberries and cafe mocha! i regret that i was too full to eat more than one.

snack: lots of dried white nectarines, cherried, pears, etc. from Casa de Fruta

getting hungry now.. time for breakfast