Pad makur. Sliced chicken breast, eggplant, red and green bell pepper, onion, garlic, basil and chilies, ordered “hot”. $9.50 Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine, San Francisco CA
Again with the eggplants, yay! It’s a toss up whether I prefer Chinese or Thai eggplant dishes more, but this one was really good and spicy! The vegetables were cut nice and large and the flavors were amazing. Noms!
The Edward E. Hillis Gallery, California Palace of the Legion of Honor.
Two eggs, roasted red pepper coulis, arugula. $13 Hilltop 1892, Novato CA
This dish was such a disappointment! I asked for my eggs to be cooked “a runny over-medium”. Another person also asked for their eggs to be runny. What I received was FRIED eggs! They weren’t even cooked over-hard – they were completely FRIED. The other guy also got rockhard fried eggs. I would have appreciated runny eggs with this dish because the short rib hash underneath was stringy and dried out. There really was no saving this dish. LAME!
Pink rock purslane flower (Calandrinia spectabilis, Portulacaceae), Kentfield.
With cheese, roasted red bell peppers, rice, sour cream, smoky chile salsa, pico de gallo and fresh cilantro and onion. $9.95 The Little Chihuahua, San Francisco
Wow, this burrito is definitely filling! I guess you don’t find a lot of fried plantain burritos in The City and maybe that’s why it’s on the 7×7 Big Eat List, but this isn’t my favorite item on their menu. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good but I actually expected it to be a little more flavorful.
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2013
Chips and with habanero and chipotle salsas. Complimentary
I like that Little Chihuahua has a salsa bar, but I’m not impressd with the options. All the salsa tend to be on the sour side.
Tossed with homemade potato chips. $17 Region, San Francisco CA
This was another first for me – Mongolian beef with potato chips. Most Mongolian beef dishes come with the fried noodles that add a crispy texture, but these had potato chips. They were only somewhat crispy because the sticky sauce had soften them a bit. Believe it or not, I found this dish oddly amazing! Perhaps it’s because of the fact that I was eating potato chips with my entree. I felt guilty and happy at once.
Savory crepe with avocado, bell peppers, tomatoes, sauteed onions and cheddar topped with salsa fresca and sour cream and spicy chipotle on the side. Served with house potatoes and mixed greens with vinaigrette. $9.50 Crepevine, San Francisco CA
To me, these crepe places tend to be cookie-cutter and predictable which is both a good and bad thing. You always know what to expect, but nothing is ever new and interesting. That’s why quality is the deciding factor when comparing these establishment. Crepevine is pretty good. The food is yummy and the ingredients are of nice quality.