Banana, chocolate, almond croissant – Coffee Mission

Banana, chocolate, almond croissant - Coffee Mission
$3.50
Coffee Mission, San Francisco CA

Omg, this croissant was really delicious! I loved the combo of banana, chocolate, and almond. The croissant was also so flaky and buttery. Noms!

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Fruit plates – Pineapple & Pearls

Fruit plate - Pineapple & Pearls
Banana chocolate lollipop and candied gooseberry. Bar seating $180
Pineapple & Pearls, Washington DC

This was a fun ending to a fabulous meal! I loved all the different fruit, flavors, and textures in this dessert fruit plate. Thanks Pineapple and Pearls!

Fruit plate - Pineapple & Pearls
Candied rhubarb and pineapple.

Warm banana bread – 1760

Warm banana bread - 1760
‘Chunky monkey’ ice cream, peanut butter crunch. $9
1760, San Francisco CA

This was probably one of the better dishes I tried at 1760 and I’m not even a huge dessert person. That doesn’t mean that this dessert completely rocked, just that the other dishes weren’t all that good. I’m also a sucker for caramelized bananas! Although the plate was a little messy and chaotic, this dish tasted pretty yummy! (The banana bread could’ve been a little warmer though).

Americano - 1760
Americano. $3

Chicken inasal – Philippine Airlines

Chicken inasal - Philippine Airlines
Grilled chicken, steamed vegetables, rice, chicken jicama salad, dinner roll, mango parfait. Complimentary
Manila (MNL) to San Francisco (SFO), Philippine Airlines

Chicken inasal is a well known Ilonggo dish of marinated chicken that’s grilled. I don’t think I’d ever had it before, but this airplane version wasn’t very good. I don’t know what spices they used, but it was kind of sour and unpleasant tasting. I’m not sure how authentic the PAL version was, but I don’t think I’d eat it again if that was how it was supposed to taste.

Filipino street food cart
Filipino street food cart with banana cue, potato wedges, and what I think are large lumpias?

Mango ice – Halowich

Mango ice - Halowich
Shaved ice with mango soft serve, mango, banana, pineapple, watermelon, jackfruit, red bean, powdered milk, condensed milk and chocolate sauce, topped with a cherry. 150 PHP
Halowich – Boracay PHILIPPINES

Omg, it’s been really hot here in San Francisco this week so I thought I’d post this awesome halo-halo dessert from Boracay! This thing was monster and so delicious to eat on a hot sunny day. I’m not sure how much sugar is packed in this cup, but I don’t want to know! Just shove it into my belly. 🙂

Station 2 beach
Panorama shot of Station 2 beach.

Brownie a la mode – Mozzeria

Brownie a la mode - Mozzeria
Banana, walnut, vanilla ice cream. Pre fixe menu
Mozzeria, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this was pretty good and I’m not even into really sweet desserts. The brownie was moist and not super sweet as brownies go, thank goodness. I also liked that they bruleed the bananas individually. A great way to finish off a less than stellar meal. 🙂

Coast live oak
Coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia, Fagaceae), Bon Tempe Lake.

Lunch buffet plate – Villa Escudero

Lunch buffet plate - Villa Escudero
Grilled fish, pork and chicken, pork apritada (stew), kangkong (water spinach) with shrimp paste, pinakbet (calabaza squash and string beans), pancit, and banana cue (deep fried banana coated in caramelized brown sugar).
Villa Escudero, San Pablo City PHILIPPINES

I was amazed at the variety of food they had especially since the service area was directly in the water! They also kept everything nice and warm, and had servers bring drinks to your table. This was a really fun, new and exciting dining experience. Everyone was just really happy and thankful to be eating at such a great location. And the food was really good too!

Villa Escudero waterfall dining area
It’s SO cool that you get to eat lunch in the water from a waterfall!

Villa Escudero waterfall dining area
The stream flows down through the entire dining area.

Villa Escudero waterfall dining area
You have to be careful though because some of the rocks can be slippery especially closer to the waterfall. Everyone is taking pictures of their experience. 🙂

Villa Escudero waterfall dining area
I would go back just to eat in this amazingly beautiful setting again!