Seared steelhead salmon – Contigo

Seared steelhead salmon - Contigo
Roe, cured mojama, parsnip puree, brussels sprouts, capers, cava butter sauce. Tapas tasting menu
Contigo, San Francisco CA

This was an interesting dish for me. The combination of ingredients was one I hadn’t experienced before, and I’d never had mojama either. I actually thought it was dried prosciutto before I looked at the menu description again. The salmon was good, but I thought it was a bit overcooked. I liked the crispy skin though and the overall flavors of the dish were pleasant.

Noe Valley home, Dolores Street
One of my favorite homes in Noe Valley.

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Ceviche tostadas – Frida’s Mexican Grill

Ceviche tostadas - Frida's Mexican Grill
Three tostaditas with fresh fish ceviche and avocado. Happy hour $4
Frida’s Mexican Grill, Napa CA

These definitely weren’t the best ceviche I’ve ever had, but I will say that they were a steal at only four bucks. The fish was a bit on the grainy side and it was overall¬†on the acidic side. Thank goodness for the avocado slice that helped mellow it out.

Grapevines
Grapevines.

3-piece fish ‘n chips combo meal – Ivar’s Seafood Bar

3-piece fish 'n chips - Ivar's Seafood Bar
Original recipe Pacific true cod, French fries, white clam chowder, diet Coke. $12.99
Ivar’s Seafood Bar, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

3-piece fish 'n chips combo meal - Ivar's Seafood Bar
This definitely isn’t the healthiest option at the SeaTac Airport, but Ivar’s is such quintessential Northwest food that I couldn’t resist. Their fish is actually really good and the fries come out piping hot. I also love the consistency of their clam chowder. Noms!

White clam chowder - Ivar's Seafood Bar
Cup of white chowder.

Breakfast #4 – Boracay Regency

Breakfast #4 - Boracay Regency
Longanisa (pork sausage), garlic rice, fried egg, chicken tocino, fish nuggets with tartar sauce.
Boracay Regency, Boracay PHILIPPINES

Argh, the final breakfast in Boracay! It was an awesome island visit and I hope to be back in the future. AND this was probably my favorite breakfast options during our stay at the Regency, so it was a great to end on a positive note.

Crocodile Island
Crocodile Island.

Crispy tilapia – Mesa

Crispy tilapia - Mesa
Fried boneless tilapia served with four sauces. 290 PHP
Mesa, Boracay PHILIPPINES

Crispy tilapia - Mesa
Hmm, the tilapia actually wasn’t that crispy when it arrived to our table. The fried chunks of fist were getting soggy from sitting out too long perhaps. I liked that they garnished the dish with the deep fried fish heads and attached bodies. The sauces were also fun to mix and match. I just wish the tilapia had been crispier and less mealy.

Red torch ginger
Red torch ginger flower (Etlingera elatior, Zingiberaceae), Boracay Regency grounds.