Kaeng pa. Thai country style curry (no coconut milk) with chicken, bell pepper, eggplant, bamboo shoots, mushroom and basil. $8.99 Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine, San Francisco CA
This was another curry first for me. It was almost like a soup instead of a curry. Is it just the spices that make a curry? Perhaps the term is too broad that it confuses me when I try a variety that is out of the ordinary. Anyway, this “soup” curry was delicious and very flavorful.
Michael A. and Hanna Naify Gallery, Legion of Honor.
Thick broth cooked with black fungus, bamboo shoots, tofu, scallion, vinegar, pepper. Cup $2 Makli Chinese Cuisine, San Francisco CA
I was skeptical of this place at first because it was a random Chinese restaurant that took over the closed down Daimaru Japanese restaurant space. We went here for dinner and had a pretty good experience. The service was friendly and the food was pretty good. These two dollar soups are a great value. I could categorize it as more of a bowl than a cup! The soup was nice and spicy and had a nice, deep flavor.
Onion, garlic, bamboo shoot, green onion. $8.50 Red Jade, San Francisco CA
I know this looks really oily in the pic, but it actually wasn’t that bad. I think the lighting is misleading. I love eggplant dishes at Chinese restaurants and this was pretty tasty. The sauce was garlicky and delicious and the eggplants were nicely prepared. Noms!
Hen and chicks flowers (Sempervivum sp., Crassulaceae), Noe Valley.
Spicy curry with green chilies, coconut milk, bamboo shoots, Thai aubergines and lime leaves. Set Menu A £11.80 per person
Tuk Tuk Noodle Bar, London ENGLAND
Yuck, this green curry was gross! It had a thick, gloppy consistency and was utterly unappetizing. There was also an odd bitter taste that I couldn’t figure out. Definitely one of the worst Thai curries I’ve tasted.
Talk about salt overload! I know that hot and sour soups can sometimes get a bit salty, but this was out of control. I could barely eat much of this because I could feel my kidneys crying for help! $5.60 Jade Cafe, San Francisco CA
Stir fried with lettuce, bamboo shoot, black fungus, and carrot with a flour tortilla. $9.50
Harbor Village Kitchen, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Omg, this was just a large greasy pile of crap! The duck was gross and stringy and I still can’t believe they threw in a flour tortilla to accompnay the mu shu pile. That was laughable! Let’s just say I didn’t eat much of this.
“Wind Portal” art installation, Paul Woolford and Ned Kahn, SFO Bart Station.