Nettle and ricotta gnocchi – A16

Nettle and ricotta gnocchi - A16
Pioppi mushrooms, bianchetti truffles, mushroom brodo, herbs, caciocavallo. $14
A16, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this pasta was delicious and it had a great earthy quality. The ricotta gnocchi were perfect pillows of goodness, and it was cool that it was served with mushroom broth. I haven’t had gnocchi this way before and it was refreshing.

Capri cocktail - A16
Capri: Cocchi americano, lemonade, rosemary, sparkling wine. $12

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Chilled spring onion soup – Rich Table

Chilled spring onion soup - Rich Table
Bay shrimp (chips), green strawberries. $7
Rich Table, San Francisco CA

This was a very interesting soup. It had a thick, smooth consistency which was very pleasant. The crispy shrimp chips were great with the velvety soup and the sliced green strawberries were surprising and delicious. The soup felt rich and refreshing at the same time – pretty cool.

Crankshaft sandwich – Machine Coffee & Deli

Crankshaft sandwich - Machine Coffee & Deli
Albacore tuna melt, arugula, house pickles, Shelbourne cheddar. $11
Machine Coffee & Deli, San Francisco CA

While I liked the flavors of this sandwich, I didn’t like the bread to filling ratio. I like sandwiches using baguettes, but there was almost no filling in this sandwich especially since it was a tuna melt. The baguette was also on the hard side. I was not impressed.

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Potato chips - Machine Coffee & Deli
Served with potato chips.

Crankshaft sandwich - Machine Coffee & Deli

Jamon iberico de bellota – Coqueta

Jamon iberico de bellota - Coqueta
Imported. $29
Coqueta, San Francisco CA

Omg, this is the best quality of cured Spanish ham around! I loved the super thin slices and they had such a wonderful flavor. I didn’t like the tiny, dry breadsticks though, and the twenty nine dollar price tag was pushing it for me especially for the modest serving size. But that didn’t fully detract from the amazing quality.

Sea urchin in egg – Izakaya Roku

Sea urchin in egg - Izakaya Roku
Uni tamago toji. With scallions and nori. $13
Izakaya Roku, San Francisco CA

This was a new and interesting dish for me. I’d never had uni this way before. It was pretty good, but I kinda wish that the uni was less cooked. I’m still trying to get used to eating sea urchin, but I would rather have a really great raw uni than low quality cooked uni. This uni wasn’t of the best quality, but it was ok and it definitely gross horrible uni. Here’s to trying new food!

Chicken salad sandwich – Boudin Bakery and Cafe

Chicken salad sandwich - Boudin Bakery and Cafe
All natural chicken, lettuce, celery, scallion, slivered almonds, grapes, dijon, mayo, sliced sourdough. Best of Boudin combo $7.79
Boudin Bakery and Cafe, San Francisco CA

I’m not a huge sandwich fan for lunch, but this was pretty good! Boudin is just around the corner from my office so it’s convenient. Now it’s nice to know that I actually like their chicken salad sandwich. I think it’s the addition of ingredients such as the almonds and grapes that makes it really good. I also like their clam chowder!

Clam chowder - Boudin Bakery and Cafe
Clam chowder, New England style.