Broccoli beef cheek – Mission Chinese Food

Broccoli beef cheek - Mission Chinese Food
Whole beef cheeks with gai lan (Chinese broccoli), poached oyster, smoked oyster sauce, sesame seeds, served with steamed rice. $13
Mission Chinese Food, San Francisco CA

I really enjoy the taste and texture of Chinese broccoli – it’s delicious! There’s a slight bitterness to this dish that I like. It’s not for anyone on a diet though. The whole beef cheeks are super fatty and, therefore, tender and yummy. The poached oysters and smoked oyster sauce add even more textures and flavors to this plate. Noms!

Sprinklers at Dolores Park
Sprinklers at Dolores Park. Another beautiful San Francisco morning on my way to the gym.

Spicy bbq pork bowl – Sorabol

Spicy bbq pork bowl - Sorabol
Thinly sliced pork (dwegi gui) smothered in spicy chili pepper paste. Served with steamed rice, chap chae (Korean style glass noodles) and vegetables. $6.95
Sorabol, San Bruno CA

This probably wasn’t the best thing to eat after getting a teeth cleaning at the dentist, but I was starving and craving this yummy pork. Sorabol definitely isn’t authentic Korean by any means, but it somehow hits the spot nonetheless.

Stained glass window, San Bruno Bart Station
Stained glass window, San Bruno Bart Station. As you descend onto the station platform on the escalator, look up and witness this colorful stained glass.

Sampler dinner – Captain D’s

Classic batter dipped fish with 2 buttermilk breaded chicken tenders, 2 premium breaded shrimp, hush puppies, macaroni & cheese, and steamed broccoli. $5.28
Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen, North Charleston SC

Be still my heart and clogged arteries! This was A LOT of fried food, but I did get steamed broccoli so that makes it all ok, right? LOL! This plate was a mess. The fish was super greasy, the chicken strips and shrimp were super dry, and the broccoli was mushy. I did like the mac & cheese though.

General Tso’s chicken – Xiao Long Bao Kitchen

General Tso's chicken Xiao Long Bao Kitchen

Battered and deep fried chicken pieces in a special suace, with carrots and broccoli. Includes daily soup and steamed rice. Lunch special $6.50
Xiao Long Bao Kitchen, South San Francisco CA

Mmm. This totally fulfills my random cravings for salty, fatty, deep fried food. This was pretty tasty and the batter to chicken ratio was decent – more chicken than batter per bite. And you can’t beat the price!

Vegetable deluxe – Sai Jai Thai Restaurant

Vegetable deluxe Sai Jai Thai Restaurant

Sauteed fresh broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, carrot, and fried tofu with oyster sauce. We requested that they add chicken. $7.95
Sai Jai Thai Restaurant, San Francisco

Silverfox wanted something on the healthier side, so we ordered this vegetable dish and had some chicken added to it. It was pretty good but nothing spectacular. Hadn’t eaten fried tofu in a while so this was a nice treat.

Sweet and sour spareribs Shanghai style – Xiao Long Bao Kitchen

Project 365: Day 33

My liver hates me right now! Since Codes has been here, I’ve been going out and drinking too much. This must come to an end! I’ve seriously thought about not drinking for the next few weeks and see how long I can actually last.

I also got a street cleaning ticket this morning – $55! So lame, I totally forgot that the car was parked on our side of street. Money down the drain. 😦

Went to XLB Kitchen to celebrate Mats’ birthday. Rapunzel and I ordered the lunch combination again with an order of xiao long bao and it was SO much food. We didn’t finish everything.

Sweet and sour spareribs Shanghai style Xiao Long Bao Kitchen

Pork spareribs in a sweet and sour sauce with sesame seeds and steamed broccoli. 2 person lunch combo $14.95
Xiao Long Bao Kitchen, South San Francisco CA

These were ok. I liked the sauce and how fatty they were, but they were also dry, over-cooked, and tough. Don’t think I’d order these again.

Sweet and sour spareribs Shanghai style Xiao Long Bao Kitchen

Bean curd with wine sauce – Chef Wang Restaurant

Bean curd with wine sauce Chef Wang Restaurant

Fried tofu with broccoli, bok choy, zucchini, carrot, onion, peas, mushrooms, water chestnuts, and garlic. $6.95
Chef Wang Restaurant, Millbrae CA

You never sure what you’re gonna get from some Chinese menus because certain dish names aren’t very descriptive. Who knew this dish would have such a variety of vegetables in it!? Pleasant surprise. 🙂

Governor’s chicken kew – Eric’s Restaurant

Governor's chicken kew Eric's Restaurant

Sauteed boneless chicken with broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, baby corn, and peas in a spicy garlic sauce. $8.75
Eric’s Restaurant, San Francisco

This was the first time I’ve tried this dish and it tasted pretty good! The chicken was tender and there was a lot vegetables to balance out the rich garlic sauce. I’ve never actually eaten at the restaurant, but I’ve had plenty of to-go orders since it’s SO close to my house. They don’t deliver, but the walk over helps to get me hungry, hehe!