Shrimp patties skewered with asparagus, served with sweet and sour sauce. 220 PHP
Mesa, Boracay PHILIPPINES
Ugh, these were SO frickin’ dry! It was like biting into cardboard. Even the sweet and sour sauce couldn’t save these thin shrimp disasters.
Lights decoration strung from coconut trees along the beach strip.
Sup bap mang tay cua. 34,000 VND
Barbecue Garden, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM
This soup was ok, but I was really missing the asparagus. I don’t even remember if there was any in there!
Park in front of the Ho Chi Minh City Hall.
Homemade tagliolini noodles served with chanterelle mushrooms, tiger prawns, asparagus, parmesan in a light white wine garlic sauce. $19
Cafe Renzo, Palo Alto CA
Ugh, where were the chanterelles?! Either they completely forgot to add them or they slyly substituted a bunch of asparagus (which wasn’t indicated in the menu) instead. In either case, that was LAME! Overall, this was just ok anyway. The prawns were on the verge of being tough and the sauce wasn’t all that exciting.
Pacific starflower (Trientalis latifolia, Myrsinaceae), Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.
Set menu £8.20
The Stockpot, London ENGLAND
We wanted to try this no frills eatery located across the street from our hotel. The dining room was basic and cozy, and our waiter was very outgoing and confident. The menu was really eclectic and all over the place so it was a bit hard to decide on anything. I’m always wary of restaurants with large menus filled with random items because I feel like they won’t cook any of the dishes REALLY well. In this case of The Stockpot, I was right. All the food we tried was marginal. This soup looked unappetizing and was really bland.
Cuvee Jean Paul house red wine. Half bottle £7.50
At least the wine was really affordable!
Soho Square. This is such a cute park and a perfect location to picnic with friends. We met up with an old SF friend who lives in London now, and along with a group of his friends, partied with too many bottles of champagne at this park. It was a blast from what I can remember, lol!
2 soft-boiled eggs and black truffle mouillettes served with serrano ham, roasted potatoes and green asparagus. $13
L’appart Resto, San Anselmo CA
Mmm, this was really tasty! I love little tastings of food so this was a perfect meal for me. Everything was delicious and I loved dipping the mouillettes into the soft-boiled eggs.
Beautiful Bon Tempe Lake, Marin County.
Chef’s selection of fresh vegetables, with mixed greens. $11
Liberty Cafe, San Francisco CA
This was the one redeeming part of our brunch. Yes, the service was horrendous and ungenuine and the other food was below marginal, but this frittata was very tasty.
Tree trunk bark with lichen, Potrero Hill.
Zuckerman Farms asparagus, roasted spring onions, popcorn “bechamel”, chips and crisps. $12
Mission Bowling Club, San Francisco CA
Huh, this isn’t what I expected. But the asparagus tasted great (and I loved the shaved bottoms). The popcorn bechamel – not so much. It’s texture was weird and I didn’t enjoy the flavor. I don’t think I’d order this again.
Asparagus, broccoli, collard greens, cedar, lime. $14
Namu Gaji, San Francisco CA
Boy, was this good! I’ve only previously had beef tongue sliced into sandwiches, shredded into tacos, or cut up in different ways as an ingredient in soups and stews. This was large pieces of tongue, perfectly cooked and beautifully dressed, simply presented so as to enjoy the beef tongue in all its delicious glory. Great job, Namu Gaji!
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2013
Banchan. Mung bean sprouts, daikon greens, kimchi. Complimentary
Scallion, ginger, miso, egg yolk, asparagus. $10
The Walrus and the Carpenter, Seattle WA
I’ve never had ling cod tartare before so this was a new experience. I’m glad I tried it, but I’m not sure I would order it again. It tasted fine, but there were a slimey textural element that I wasn’t fond of. I don’t know if it was from the ling cod or the egg and miso combination. Honestly, I’m not sure what the texture of raw ling cod is supposed to be in the first place. 🙂
Moss clumps, Renton.
With sage-truffle beurre blanc, mixed green salad with asparagus and citrus. $12.75
Cafe Chloe, San Diego CA
Omg, another delicious brunch dish from Cafe Chloe! The sauteed wild mushrooms combined with the beurre blanc sauce and runny poached eggs created heaven on a plate. Noms!
“It’s Panda Monium” wall graffiti, downtown San Diego.
Flash fried, nori wrapped tuna, albacore and asparagus with sweet soy, tobiko and scallions. Happy hour $7
Tsunami, San Francisco CA
This tasted pretty good especially since it was half off during happy hour! Most fried sushi tends to quickly get soggy, but this one stayed crispy one the outside.
Catch of the day served over linguine with asparagus and a light cream sauce.
Sansei Seafood Restaurant, Waikoloa HI
Absolut Ruby Red vodka with a splash of soda.
Makalawena Beach, Kekaha Kai State Park.