Cole slaw, purple potato salad, pickled red onion, carrot, pea shoot. $21
1760, San Francisco CA
This tasted good, but I think it was overpriced for the portion. I also think that the sour/tart flavors dominated the dish and I hoped for more luscious bbq flavors to rise through. The purple potato salad wasn’t my favorite thing either. I’ve had purple potato salad before but they had better flavor and texture than this one by 1760. Overall, I kinda think that this restaurant is overrated. There were more missteps than successes during this meal.
Sorelle, Bronca, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene ‘Particella 68’ NV. Bottle $45
French fries topped with gravy, mushroom, carrot, scallions, rosemary.
Dear Mom, San Francisco CA
These fries were messy, but delicious! The messier the better, I say. There was so much on these fries that it was a meal in it of itself. 🙂
Mission Dolores at dusk.
Served with a salad of greens, carrots, radish, and wasabi dressing. 480 PHP
Epic, Boracay PHILIPPINES
This tuna salad was really good! The tuna was fresh tasting and seared perfectly on the outside while the center was still pink and tender. I also liked the presentation with the height of the salad.
Weng-weng cocktail. Pitcher 580 PHP
This cocktail was surprisingly delicious and strong! We asked if they could make it less sweet than normal, and they did a great job.
Station 2 Beach.
Bun gao xao tom thit. With carrots, cabbage, onion, green onion, cilantro. 120,000 VND
Nha Hang Ngon, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM
This was pretty good and I liked the slightly al dente texture of the vermicelli noodles. The pork was ok, but the shrimp were really tasty. Overall, it was good but I probably wouldn’t order it again.
Outdoor dining area.
Nga sau Phu Dong Thien Vuong, super busy roundabout!
Served with rice, tomato, carrot, cucumber, and sweet chili fish sauce. 62,000 VND
Hai Lua Food Countryside, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM
I’ve eaten a lot of Vietnamese grilled pork in my life and I’ll have to say that this was one of the best I’ve had. The pork was juicy and had SO much flavor, but wasn’t too salty like others I’ve tried. Noms!
Dining area at Hai Lua (aka the middle of the street). 🙂
Xa Loi Pagoda, Temple of the Buddha’s Relic.
Mussels, crab, squid, and carrots in a sweet garlicky sauce. 449 PHP
Leslie’s Restaurant, Tagaytay PHILIPPINES
This wasn’t my favorite. There was too much sauce for it to be served in such a shallow dish, and the crab was really hard to eat and break apart when it was slick with sauce. The mussels were also on the dry, overcooked side. I wouldn’t order this again.
Taal Lake and Volcano.
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.