Chocolate, coconut, raspberry, citron, caramel, pistachio. 8,70€
Paul, Paris FR
I grabbed these macarons at Gare du Nord. I had bought some fancier ones from Pierre Herme as gifts. I later found that the Pierre Herme macarons didn’t survive the hot weather though, aww. The Paul macarons did survive. I ate some on the train leaving Paris and they were pretty good. They definitely weren’t as soft and delicate as the ones from Pierre Herme. Those were super fancy and expensive.
Gare du Nord train station. I love the public transportation in Paris, it’s SO much more extensive and efficient than what we have in San Francisco (Muni and Bart both suck!).
Cake donut with sprinkles.
Donut King, San Pablo CA
My co-worker sometimes brings these donuts to work. I always try to control myself, but I eventually eat more than I need to. I guess I can’t be trusted around donuts!
Strawberry glazed donut.
Apple cinnamon donut.
Soy caramel, mandarin orange, pickled pineapple, shaved coconut, macadamia nuts. $10
Mission Chinese Food, San Francisco CA
Mmm, this pork belly was SO tasty! I just wish there was more of it, hehe. The thick pieces were pretty fatty but the soy caramel sauce was absolutely addictive. I also loved the fun tropical additions.
Octopus and the Bay Bridge.
A sampler of their most popular pupus: two chicken sate pot stickers, two grilled shrimp with Thai coconut sauce, and two pieces of kalua pork quesadilla. Served with rice and green salad.. $15.95
Bamboo Restaurant, Hawi HI
Wow, this was a lot of food! But the item that I was most excited about, the chicken sate pot stickers, were the least memorable – lame. Everything else was pretty good and had good flavor. I sadly likened this to an Applebee’s sampler platter though. All the food was just piled onto a small plate and it didn’t look very appetizing.
Bamboo napkin ring.
Stacked rocks, Lololu Valley.
Tropical Dreams Ice Cream. $3.50
Waimea Coffee Company, Waimea HI
This ice cream was gross! It was uber soft and had a nasty texture. If I wanted a milkshake, I would have ordered one. It’s a flat-out abomination to serve ice cream this soft! Lame.
White beach naupaka flower (Scaevola sericea, Goodeniaceae), Lololu Valley.
Thai coconut lemon grass soup with chicken, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, Chinese parsley and Thai herbs. Cup $6
Original Thai Cuisine, Kailua-Kona HI
Mmm, very flavorful and filling. I enjoyed this very much.
Decorative gate at the Hulihee Palace, Ali’i Drive.
With spicy lilikoi sauce. $10.95
Duke’s Waikiki, Honolulu HI
This had good flavor, but it was a bit greasy – lame. The sauce was very subtle tasting. (lilikoi is Hawaiian passion fruit). Our bartender was super cool though so that made up for the mediocre food.
Waterfall and alpinia flowers (Zingiberaceae), Polynesian Cultural Center.
Warm brownie topped with Mitchell’s coconut ice cream. $7
Zadin, San Francisco CA
This was ok, but then I’m not a huge dessert person. I did love the Mitchell’s coconut ice cream though!
Tawny 10 year port. $5
Una Pizza Napoletana flyers, 16th Street. I love that restaurants in SF will canvas on flyer boards, lol.
Seared sea scallops served on a bed of spinach noodles in a spicy galangal coconut green curry sauce. Toppped with green papaya, zucchini, and fried basil. $20
Zadin, San Francisco CA
This was a weird dish, and I’m not sure it was a successful one. The spinach noodles and green curry sauce didn’t taste amazing together, and the seared scallops just seemed like an afterthought.
Mr. Bluebird came to visit my balcony.
Petite scoop $4.45
Fentons Creamery, Oakland CA
This was definitely light and airy with an almost whipped texture. The flavor was good, but OMG, almost five bucks for a this TINY thimbleful of ice cream! Wow, what a rip off!
Croissant bread pudding with coconut and chocolate sauce. $3
Whisk, Charleston SC
This bread pudding was SUPER sweet! I like sweet things, but this was a little too much – it made my teeth ache. The combination is great, but they need to take it easy on the sugar.
Iced coffee. $3.25
Charleston Waterfront Park Fountain. There are usually kids running around the center of this fountain, but I was able to snap a quick unobstructed shot.
Baby coconut flavored ice cream. Yotopia serves Mitchell’s ice cream! This flavor is so creamy and smooth with delicious, tender coconut bits. 1 scoop $3.25
Yotopia, San Francisco CA
Jesus Loves You!, Valencia Street. This tile mosaic message is in front of the Templo De La Fe Asamblea.