Giants roll – Miyabi Japanese Cuisine

Giants roll - Miyabi Japanese Cuisine
Filled with spicy sake (salmon) and cucumber, topped with avocado and fish roe (eggs). $12.95
Miyabi Japanese Cuisine, San Francisco CA

Named after the San Francisco Giants baseball team (I assume), this roll gets its Giants orange from the spicy tuna inside and the fish eggs on top. It was good, but I wish the sake was spicier!

The Castro parklet in the morning

The Castro parklet in the morning. The tables and chairs are still chained up in this corner parklet, awaiting the roaming pack of naked locals to take a seat, hehe!


Double hamachi roll – Miyabi Japanese Cuisine

Double hamachi roll - Miyabi Japanese Cuisine
Filled with hamachi and cucumber, topped with hamachi, avocado and sesame. $12.95
Miyabi Japanese Cuisine, San Francisco CA

This was just ok, nothing special. It wasn’t exciting or exceptional fresh tasting. Overall, I was a little underwhelmed by the food here.

Smoking Indian worm graffiti mural, Bryant Street
Smoking Indian worm(?) graffiti mural, Bryant Street. This is a random mural in The Mission, but I do like its colors.

Green mussels – Miyabi Japanese Cuisine

Green mussels - Miyabi Japanese Cuisine
Three pieces of mussels with house spicy sauce, served with lemon slices. $2.95
Miyabi Japanese Cuisine, San Francisco CA

Mmm, I liked these because there was at least some spice in the sauce. You don’t often see green mussels on menus, mostly black PEI mussels, so I had to try them. You couldn’t taste much of the mussels themselves because of the sauce but they were meaty and tender.

Sunrise from my balcony
Sunrise from my balcony. It’s mornings like this that I wish nothing more than to be exactly where I’m at.

Katsuo tataki – Miyabi Japanese Cuisine

Katsuo tataki - Miyabi Japanese Cuisine
Seared bonito tuna with bonito flakes and ponzu sauce. $10.95
Miyabi Japanese Cuisine, San Francisco CA

This was ok. I thought it was going to be a warm dish so I was a little disappointed when it turned out to be a cold one. It was also messy looking with all the toppings thrown on and there was way too much ponzu sauce everywhere.

Women's Building, 18th Street

Women’s Building, 18th Street. Another beautifully decorated building in the Mission.

Edamame – Miyabi Japanese Cuisine

Edamame - Miyabi Japanese Cuisine
Boiled green soy beans with salt. Standard. David always orders these for the table. I’m of the belief that they just take up tummy room that could be better filled with other yummy items. $3.50
Miyabi Japanese Cuisine, San Francisco CA

California poppy (Eschscholzia californica, Papaveraceae)
California poppy (Eschscholzia californica, Papaveraceae). Our state flower in a sidewalk garden on Dolores Street.