Heritage mixed greens and rice, topped spicy tuna, California roll and ahi poke. Served with avocado, sambal chile sauce, pickled ginger, crispy shallots, cucumbers, cilantro. $8.99
Pei Wei Asian Diner, Sterling VA
I liked the flavors in this bowl, but it was really small and the fish wasn’t the best quality. Thank goodness they put plenty of pickled ginger to help kill off any bacteria.
Ponzu, watermelon ice, sprouting greens, grapes. 10-course chef’s tasting menu $75
Roxy’s Cafe, San Francisco CA
Mmm, I loved this little bright, refreshing dish! The ahi was beautiful and delicious and the other ingredients were fun and unexpected. I’m not sure what the greens were (some kind of creeping succulent), but they had a great texture and added a different dimension to the dish. The Apiaceae flowers were pretty and the ponzu helped join everything together. Noms!
de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park.
Raw ahi, Maui onion, sauteed in rice paper. $12.95
Duke’s Waikiki, Honolulu HI
This starter wass billed as “Hawaii’s favorite pupu” on their menu. I don’t know about that. It tasted ok, but it was super greasy! Who knew it was actually deep fried? I assumed it was a fresh roll from the menu description, and because I don’t immediately think “fried” when poke comes to mind. Hmm, hand me another drink!
Hawaiian song and dance performance, Waikiki Beach.
All the poke at Foodland looked fresh and delicous! This one had amazing flavor and large chunks of ahi. $14.99 per lb
Foodland, Honolulu HI
Jalpak trolley shuttle, Ala Moana Center. I thought it was cool that JAL had its own branded shuttle. I wonder if only Japan Airlines customers can ride on it, lol!
Artichoke, cauliflower, roasted potatoes, muhammara. $25
Lot 7, San Francisco CA
This was delicious! The tuna was beautiful and the vegetables were perfectly cooked too. I’ve never had muhammara before, but this condiment was SO tasty! I guess it’s traditionally made from aleppo peppers, ground walnuts, breadcrumbs, and olive oil and can have additional ingredients. Noms!
Antique wall fixture, US Customhouse, Battery Street. Not really sure what this was used for, hehe.
Ahi tuna ceviche on taro chips topped with aioli and chives. Happy hour $5
Anthony’s HomePort, Seattle WA
These were delicious, refreshing bites. The ahi mixture was a little sweet and perfect to enjoy on a bright sunny day.
View of the Puget Sound from our table at Anthony’s HomePort. It was SO beautiful during my last visit to Seattle. It was great to sit at the Anthony’s back patio and enjoy the sun and water.