Ice cream, tapioca, blackberry, pineapple. 5 course tasting menu $85
Le Pigeon, Portland OR
This matcha cake was really good. I liked that this dessert wasn’t too sweet, but there were plenty of different textures and flavors to make it interesting. Yum!
The Cheesecake Factory, San Francisco CA
My office got me a cheesecake for my birthday – they are so sweet! I told them I love tiramisu so they decided to combine to wonderful dessert and got this cheesecake as a surprise. It was very tasty. Thanks guys!
How Sweet Bakery, Shanghai CHINA
This was decent, but nothing special. I liked that it wasn’t too sweet and the texture wasn’t too dense. It was just as expected.
How Sweet Bakery box.
2 beef patties, cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce. $4.19
Dairy Queen, Port Orchard WA
This was my nephew’s birthday cake and it looks pretty crazy. He plays soccer, baseball, and track so apparently they tried to fit everything in. I’ll just say that it definitely tasted better than it looked, lol!
Cream cheese icing, buttermilk ice cream, walnuts, fennel. $10
Farallon, San Francisco CA
This was probably the most moist carrot cake I’ve ever had, and that’s a good thing! I will say that with the cream cheese icing and the buttermilk ice cream, it got really heavy after a few bites. I think they could have kept this simpler and it would have been better.
7×7 Magazine’s Big Eat SF: 100 Things to Try Before You Die
Flourless dark chocolate cake, Guittard dark and milk chocolate mousse, housemade candied milk jam, chocolate crunch. 1/4 sheet $98
Tout Sweet Patisserie, San Francisco CA
This was delicious! It was definitely on the rich side so I small piece was enough to satisfy me. I loved all the different textures in this cake. Noms!
An ice cream cake from a family gathering. Wow, how quickly family members grow up! 🙂
Baskin Robbins, Silverdale WA
Pave chocolate creme brulee and raspberry key lime mousse. Three course dinner prix fixe $35
Cafe Bastille, San Francisco CA
These desserts were decent. They weren’t super fancy or delicious, but they were different enough from each other to hold my interest.
Holocaust Memorial by George Segal, California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Chocolate layer cake with strawberry frosting, lemon cookie, peach crepe with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce. Buffet
DADS Kamayan Saisaki, Manila PHILIPPINES
The cake and cookie were throw-away dessert, but the peach crepe was pretty good because they make it to order and it’s got ice cream on top. Ice cream makes any dessert better, duh! 🙂
AERA Memorial Museum, Villa Escudero.
Traditional pound cake with caramelized apples and brown sugar. $2.45
Starbucks, San Francisco CA
As far was “American” Starbucks pastries go, this was actually ok. It’s not the best cake ever, but it was at least moist and didn’t taste like cardboard (like most of the crap the pass off as pastries).
California poppy (Eschscholzia californica, Papaveraceae), Bon Tempe Lake.
With candied carrot and caramel.
Incanto, San Francisco CA
This carrot cake was moist and delicious with a great carrot-y flavor. The caramel sauce put it over the top! Noms!
Redwood trees, Bon Tempe Lake.
With rice, steamed vegetables, macaroni salad, chocolate chip bread, and pound cake. Complimentary
San Francisco (SFO) to Manila (MNL), Philippine Airlines
This was the first time I’d flown Philippine Airlines and I was pretty impressed. I was way back in Economy, but the seats were still comfortable and there was a surprising amount of leg room for the back of the plane. The food was decent too. I don’t eat much Filipino food, but I definitely crave it now and then. I enjoyed that the PAL food was distinctly Filipino. 🙂
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), Terminal 2.