Rotating cuts of Hornbrook Heritage Farms 100% red wattle pigs, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, white turnip, kale, shaved brussels sprouts, smoked bacon, and natural jus. $25 Citizen’s Band, San Francisco CA
Mmm, this pork was super tender and delicious! The mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables were the perfect accompaniment to this huge cut of pig, hehe.
Two corn tortillas filled with marinated pork, cilantro and onion. Served with caramelized onions, salsa, and rice and beans. $7 Chilango, San Francisco CA
Yuck, I did not enjoy this! The al pastor marinade the used was way different from anything I’ve tasted before. It was way too vinegary and super strong tasting. Even drenching the tacos in salsa didn’t really help. I don’t think I’ll ever order this from Chilango again.
Rice and beans.
Emerging Prunus tree with pink flowers, Dolores Street.
Rich beef, pork and porcini mushroom sauce tossed with rigatoni, topped with shaved pecorino. Lunch epxress with casesar salad $5.50 Pasta Pomodoro, San Francisco CA
I don’t know why, but the pasta at Pasta Pomodoro is always super comforting. Maybe that’s just the power of pasta, but I don’t think so. For a local chain restaurant, Pasta Pomodoro definitely presents a very tasty product!
Grilled focaccia with pesto and olive oil. Complimentary
Japanese pot stickers with pork and vegetables inside. $5.95 Wasabi Bistro, San Francisco CA
I came here for a random weekday lunch after hitting the gym and it was pretty empty. The food was pretty good though and decently priced. These gyoza were delicious, but I rarely meet a gyoza I don’t like. Hehe.
Place setting. Omg, I just noticed that the chopsticks are from a different restaurant. Perhaps the same owner? Tacky…
Korean style marinated pork mixed with onion, scallion, and sesame seeds served with vegetable wraps. $14.95 K-pop, San Francisco CA
I didn’t realize this dish was going to be SO paleo-friendly when I ordered it, but it was a nice bonus! The flavors were good but this thing was WAY too salty! Geez, I could barely eat it after a while. Too bad because It looked and smelled amazing.
Ban chan. Complimentary
Mmm, I love ban chan and seven different kinds is decent at this price point.
Hue style spicy noodle soup with tendon, sliced pork ball, and blood cubes. $7.25 Little Saigon, South San Francisco CA
Hadn’t had this type of soup before but I really liked it! The broth was rich abd amazing and the ingredients were different enough to make it interesting. I will say that there were a lot of blood cubes in there – too many for me to comfortably finish. But the tendon and pork balls were yummy enough to finish.
Szechuan spiced baby back pork ribs and firecracker teppan-yaki local shrimp, Malaysian garlic fried rice, pea shoots. $35 Roy’s, Waikoloa HI
Mmm, now this is what I call surf and turf! Ribs and whole shrimp, noms! My favorite part was the shrimp of course because you could suck on the heads – heavenly. The ribs were also tasty, but the sauteed cabbage and bok choy were plain and forgettable.
Imperial rolls (deep fried stuffed with minced pork, taro root and carrot) with rice noodles. Served with shredded lettuce, carrot, mint, bean sprouts, green onions, peanut, and house fish sauce. $6.75 Little Saigon, South San Francisco CA
Mmm, I love Vietnamese imperial rolls! I enjoy the crispy, almost hard texture of its fried wrapper and the salty fish sauce that it always comes with. Almost as good as lumpia, hehe.