Baked bbq pork buns – Good Luck Dim Sum

Baked bbq pork buns - Good Luck Dim Sum
Fried sticky rice dough on the outside and filled with a minced pork mixture. $0.85 each
Good Luck Dim Sum, San Francisco CA

Baked bbq pork buns - Good Luck Dim Sum
These are a bit larger than the usual mini pork buns, and they’re delicious. The filling is perfectly meaty!

Charming house entrance, Noe Valley

Charming house entrance, Noe Valley.

Steamed bbq pork buns – Good Luck Dim Sum

Steamed bbq pork buns - Good Luck Dim Sum
There’s so many cheap dim sum places along Clement Street in the Richmond neighborhood and Good Luck Dim Sum is one of the most popular ones. This is evident by the long line in front of the counter. The good thing is that you can grab a menu sheet and mark everything you want while you wait your turn. 3 for $1.60
Good Luck Dim Sum, San Francisco CA

Steamed bbq pork buns - Good Luck Dim Sum

Colorful botanically-themed mural
Colorful botanically-themed mural, Church Street. I think the plants in this section are probably California soaproot (Chlorogalum pomeridianum, Asparagaceae), rattlesnake grass (Briza sp., Poaceae), and filarees (Erodium sp., Geraniaceae).

Sloppy Jack burger – Fork Cafe

Sloppy Jack burger - Fork Cafe
Giant homemade meatball, marinara sauce and parmesan cheese on a ciabatta bread. Served with French fries. $12.95
Fork Cafe, San Francisco CA

The name of this dish made me think of “sloppy joe” the entire time, so I was a little disappointed when the meatball did not resemble a sloppy joe in anyway. Even though the menu description spelled out what it was, you can’t help but think of a sloppy joe. Also, they must have run out of ciabatta bread because this was just a regular bun. The fries were really tasty and perfectly cooked though. Maybe they should add a sloppy joe burger on the menu so I can satisfy my craving, hehe.

Drunk and stoned creature on a mushroom mural

Drunk and stoned creature on a mushroom mural, Haight Street. Oh, The Haight! I snapped this pic because I thought this artwork was SO colorful, but the subject matter is funny to me. I love that this fictional character is sitting on an Amanita muscaria mushroom – very fitting.

Do Brazil chicken burger – Do Brazil

Do Brazil chicken burger
For spice lovers! Large strips of fried chicken on a sesame bun with lettuce and tomato, served with French fries. €22
Do Brazil, Gustavia, SAINT BARTHELEMY

Geez, this was large! I don’t think anybody at the table expected a burger this size, and a few people had ordered it. It’s advertised “for spice lovers”, but it actually wasn’t that spicey. It was definitely more flavorful than the mahi mahi burger though. Again, the fries were delicious.

Gustavia
Gustavia. The red-roofed homes in Gustavia immediately reminded me of Australia. I think the consistency is very cute and the color pops against the island landscape. Oh, to own one of those yachts in the harbor. 🙂

Mahi-mahi burger – Do Brazil

Mahi-mahi burger Do Brazil
Grilled mahi mahi steak on a sesame bun with lettuce and tomato, served with French fries. €25
Do Brazil, Gustavia, SAINT BARTHELEMY

If I remember correctly, this burger was a little dry and bland. The fries were pretty tasty though. Even with a mediocre dish like this, we couldn’t help but be merry since we were all having a great time on the island.

Shell Beach Gustavia
Shell Beach. You can see why this beach gets its name – there are shells all the way up to the restaurant. It was sporadically raining all day and people would have to run for cover. Fortunately, we had purchased the use of lounge chairs with umbrellas so we just laid there and drank cocktails. Hehe. By far, the most relaxing day of the trip.

Baked bbq pork bun – Tung Sing Restaurant

Project 365: Day 82

It still feels weird to be back to work and not on a warm sunny cruise ship. I’m stressing out already because I just found out that I have to go to Charleston for 2 weeks in both April and June to teach a course. ARGH! I leave in a week and haven’t received much information on the course and logistics. Oh well, gotta make it work! This means that between all my other travel, I’ll only be at the office for 2 days in April. That’s realy weird for me!

Baked bbq pork bun Tung Sing Restaurant

I love bbq pork buns and while this one was quite large, the meat to bun ratio was not what I wanted. It had SO much bun and not enough yummy bbg pork. $1.95
Tung Sing Restaurant, San Francisco

Baked bbq pork bun Tung Sing Restaurant