After we saw this plated trio, we knew we were gonna be full! The items were all really different and very tasty. I thought that the column of French green lentils was creative and beautifully presented. The lamb prepared two ways was good, and the barramundi had a nice flavor. Everything was pretty heavy though so we had to pace ourselves. 🙂
Roasted leg of lamb with lamb shoulder alicha, snap peas and couscous.
Wild barramundi with broccoli, wild rice, pomegranate and pistachios.
Broccoli di ciccio, pluot, brown butter. Tasting menu $95 Luce, San Francisco CA
This was a miss for me. The flavors were there, but the texture of the lamb loin was really rubbery and squishy at the same time. It was off-putting and kind of ruined the rest of the great components on the plate. 😦
Blue trumpet vine (Thunbergia laurifolia, Acanthaceae), Kentfield.
Broccoli de ciccio, green beans, soft polenta and parmesan. $14 Nopa, San Francisco CA
This was pretty tasty and I loved the smoky flavor of the roasted broccoli, but there really wasn’t much food in this little bowl. I was still hungry after eating this especially after the wait to get seated and then to receive the actual food. Perhaps they could considering adding a bit more food in the future because this wasn’t very satisfying.
Red-tipped echeveria (Crassulaceae), West Field Road.
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
Guinea Hen: sweet potato, cereals and salted persimmon butter. $26 AQ Restaurant, San Francisco CA
I’m sorry, but neither of these entrees were very memorable. There was a lot of stuff on each plate but it all lacked harmony and balance. The individual components were nicely prepared, but I wasn’t excited by any of it. Lame…
Duo of Beef: black garlic, broccoli with burnt ends and cheddar. $34
2 item combo with sweet chicken and crispy basil and minced basil chicken with pad thai and steamed broccoli. $9.77
Coriander Gourmet Thai, San Francisco CA
Oh, mall food… We definitely have a love/hate relationship. I love that you’re so convenient but I hate that you’re usually of really bad quality and typically super salty. Coriander Gourmet Thai was decent and a pretty good value so I can’t complain too much.
Seasoned skewer marinated bbq pork with tamarind sauce and steamed broccoli. Lunch special served with jasmine steamed rice, egg roll, soup, and salad with peanut sauce. $7.95 Thai Lotus, Reno NV
The lunch specials at Thai Lotus are such an amazing value! You get a lot of yummy food for very little. The pork had great flavor, but they could have been a bit more tender. Besides that, I had no complaints.
Yellow seep monkey flowers (Mimulus guttatus, Scrophulariaceae), Mount Rose Summit Trail.