Rock cod filet in black bean sauce – Grand Palace Restaurant

Rock cod filet in black bean sauce - Grand Palace Restaurant
With green and red bell peppers, onions, served with steamed rice. Lunch special $7.25
Grand Palace Restaurant, South San Francisco CA

Mmm, fish in black bean sauce is always a winner for me! Soft fish filets with a salty sauce with juicy veggies, heck yeah!

Rock cod filet in black bean sauce - Grand Palace Restaurant

"47 til infinity" girl and giraffe sidewalk stencil
“47 til infinity” girl and giraffe sidewalk stencil, San Francisco Bay Trail.

Green chives shrimp dumplings – Grand Palace Restaurant

Green chives shrimp dumplings - Grand Palace Restaurant
Mmm, I love Chinese green chives. They have a strong garlicky flavor that’s delicious with the shrimp filling. $3.20
Grand Palace Restaurant, South San Francisco CA

Green chives shrimp dumplings - Grand Palace Restaurant
Grand Palace actually keeps their shrimp pieces chunky as opposed to completely minced, yum!

Artwork on the platform, South San Francisco Bart Station

Artwork on the platform, South San Francisco Bart Station.

Steamed tofu skins with minced pork – Grand Palace Restaurant

Steamed tofu skins with minced pork - Grand Palace Restaurant
I love tofu skin rolls! They sometimes have a shrimp filling, but this minced pork filling was really good too. $3.20
Grand Palace Restaurant, South San Francisco CA

Yellow flannelbush flower (Fremontodendron californicum, Malvaceae)
Yellow flannelbush flower (Fremontodendron californicum, Malvaceae). This California native makes for a lovely and hardy garden plant. This was along the San Francisco Bay Trail.

Bbq pork fried rice – Grand Palace Restaurant

Project 365: Day 96

Argh, it’s back to work and teaching. At least there’s only a few more days before I fly back to San Francisco. I hope a get good reviews, hehe. After my weekend of yummy, low country food I’ve been craving fried food again, lol! I guess when you’re surrounded by it, it’s difficult not to think about it. I think for dinner I’ll try some chicken fingers from Raising Cane’s. Chicken fingers aren’t anything special, but we don’t have this chain in the Bay Area (or California?) so I wanna give it a try. I think I’ll also grab dinner at Smokey Bones for some bbq. You think I’d be bbq’d out by now!

Bbq pork fried rice Grand Palace Restaurant

Fried rice with eggs, green onion, and bbq pork.  $7.50
Grand Palace Restaurant, South San Francisco CA

Meh, kinda dry and not very flavorful. I’ll pass on this next time.

Lemon chicken – Grand Palace Restuarant

Project 365: Day 95

Went for another morning workout this Easter Sunday morning. It sucks to be away from San Francisco on a major holiday but I gotta do it for work. I’m gonna treat myself to a tourist/beach day. I plan on driving to Sullivan’s Island and grab lunch at Poe’s Tavern. Then I’ll look around Fort Moultrie before heading back to downtown Charleston to grab an early dinner at Anson Restaurant. I’ve been craving their delicious she crab soup that I had last time I was in Charleston. Mmm, can’t wait!

Lemon chicken Grand Palace Restaurant

Slices of fried chicken served with a lemon sauce on the side and lemon slices. $8.50
Grand Palace Restaurant, South San Francisco CA

Ew, this was kinda gross! The chicken was overcooked and the lemon sauce had a really bad chemical aftertaste. I don’t know how they make the sauce, but I doubt it’s made from all natural ingredients.

Ma po tofu – Grand Palace Restaurant

Project 365: Day 94

Went to the gym with my co-instructor this morning. It was nice to get a good workout in before heading out to downtown Charleston for some real food. I’ve decided that I want to hit Magnolias for a late lunch. I went there last time I was in Charleston so I know that the food and service are good. For dinner, I want to hit The Bar at Husk. The restaurant was recommended by a friend, but they had no availability and I don’t really mind eating at the bar especially when I’m dining by myself.

Ma po tofu Grand Palace Restaurant

Fresh tofu in a spicy sauce, topped with chopped green onions. $8
Grand Palace Restaurant, South San Francisco CA

This was a little spicier than the XLB Kitchen version, but definitely not near as spicy as the Mission Chinese Food version. MCF has forever ruined my taste for non-spicy versions of ma po tofu. Ugh!

General Tso’s chicken – Grand Palace Restaurant

General Tso's chicken Grand Palace Restaurant

Wok sauteed chicken with onions, green and red bell peppers, and black fungus in special sauce over steamed white rice. To go special $6.75
Grand Palace Restaurant, South San Francisco CA

Like I’ve said in a previous post, every place has their own version of General Tso’s chicken. Grand Palace’s version uses sauteed sliced chicken instead of deep fried breaded chicken bits.  Their sauce also isn’t sweet or sticky. So what I’m saying is that, I don’t like this version very much – LOL! But it true, after all the guilty from ordering General Tso’s chicken, I want the satisfaction of biting into fattening, fried chicken pieces.