Thursday, June 23, 2011

amazing in a box called EIJI

After trying Gazen's homemade tofu in Hawaii, I've been on a lookout for more amazingness, especially in San Francisco. And I've finally found it at Eiji, located in the Castro district!

oboro tofu - made to order. soooo creamy & soft. served with soy sauce, sesame seeds, shiso, green onion, ginger, bonito flakes, & spicy sauce

2nd tofu dish - served under a special soy sauce

duck breast

black cod - super tender

miso eggplant

nigiris - white tuna, spicy scallop, uni

strawberry mochi with red bean paste

Monday, June 13, 2011

I could eat this everyday: My Tofu House!

Another one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco is My Tofu House. They are known for their soondubu, or soft tofu soup/stew. There are different types & spiciness to choose from.
small dishes are served with your meal: kimchee, fried fish, beansprouts, pickled cucumber, daikon, small fish, & rice

I always get this one: orginal with beef, mild. All soups come with one raw egg to drop inside, served in a stone pot.

This is the seafood, spicy.

My Tofu House has one of the best kalbi's I've ever tried. It comes simmering on a hot plate, served with grilled onions.

This is the beef & vegetable bibimbop. Also delicious.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Murasaki on Clement

There is a cute little sushi bar in the Inner Richmond district of San Francisco called Murasaki. The sushi chef is an older Japanese man and surprisingly, they open til midnight EVERYDAY! The fish is very fresh, especially the uni, escolar, and amaebi.

miso eggplant

ika legs served with japanese mayo & teriyaki'ish sauce

my love for uni

ankimo (monkfish liver)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

kamaboko dip

Kamaboko, also known as fish cake, is usually sliced thin & added to saimin or ramen. One day I was at a party and someone made kamapolo dip served with Ritz crackers. It was one of the best things I ever ate in my life! So of course I decided to try it myself.

2 logs of kamaboko
1/2 package imitation crab
sour cream
garlic salt

Ritz crackers

Grate kamaboko & shred imitation crab. Add about 1 1/2 cups of mayo & 1/2 cup of sour cream, or as much or little as desired. Add garlic salt & pepper.

I liked how the taste turned out, but next time I want to try it with cream cheese, instead of sour cream & mayonaise.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

THE Caprice in Tuburon

The Caprice is a french fusion restaurant in Tuburon with a beautiful view of the Golden Gate bridge. I enjoyed every dish I had, which is rare!

artichoke bisque with lemon oil

escargots with garlic, herbs, and brandied mushrooms

gruyere potato gratin

lobster risotto with chorizo, scallops, clams, and saffron 

petrale sole meuniere with lemon, butter, parsley, and white wine

the view from our table!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

San Francisco's OFF the Grid!

Every Friday, Fort Mason in San Francisco hosts a bunch of food trucks that are usually at random places in the city during the week. They are sometimes difficult to find because everyday they are usually in a different location. Many people use Twitter to locate them. For people like me who aren't able to make it into the city for lunch, Off the Grid is a good event to do so. It starts at 5pm & goes until 9-10pm, or until vendors run out of food.

spicy, roast pork, & steak tacos

mac & cheese fritter with cheese fondue

beef potsticker with cheese fondue

chairman bao's famous baked roast pork manapua

godzilla hotdog with bacon!

Hapa SF's filipino sisig tacos

chairman bao's steamed roast pork manapua's