Short rib rice – Revel

Short rib rice - Revel
Egg yolk, sambal daikon, mustard green. $15
Revel, Seattle WA

Mmm, this was really tasty! The short ribs were tender and had a great delicious charred crust. I loved that they used coarse sea salt on the egg yolk and mustard greens for added texture and flavor, and the sambal daikon was yummy.

Shilshole Bay
Shilshole Bay.

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Spicy soy garlic Korean fried chicken – K-pop

Spicy soy garlic Korean fried chicken - K-pop
Breaded Korean style fried chicken thighs in a spicy soy garlic sauce. Served with daikon non-spicy kimchee and a mixed green salad with strawberry dressing. $14.95
K-pop, San Francisco CA

Ugh, I keep thinking that the Korean fried chicken will get better at K-pop, but I’m wrong again. The chicken is way over-fried, has too much breading, and uses tiny sad cuts of chicken with little meat. I like the flavor of the sauces, but that doesn’t make up for the poor quality of the chicken pieces. 😦

Banchan - K-Pop
Banchan. Complimentary

Pax Jerusalemme

Pax Jerusalemme, 1999, painted steel, Mark di Suvero. Legion of Honor.

Pork belly steamed bun – Chairman Bao Truck

Pork belly steamed bun - Chairman Bao Truck
Tender pork belly, turmeric pickled daikon, green shiso. $3.75
Chairman Bao Truck, San Francisco CA

Noms! This is still by favorite item from the Chairman Truck! The glaze on the pork belly is absolutely amazing – it’s salty and caramel-y and SO yummy. I love the turmeric pickled daikon and the steamed bun is always pillowy soft.

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2011, 2012, 2014

Beef banh mi – Little Saigon

Beef banh mi - Little Saigon
Grilled beef, pickled carrots and daikon, cilantro, mayonnaise. $4.50
Little Saigon, South San Francisco CA

Ok, I’m offically banh mi’d out right now, lol! This is probably not true but I have been eating a lot of banh mi’s lately. I can’t help myself!

Aleutian maidenhair ferns
Aleutian maidenhair ferns (Adiantum aleuticum, Pteridaceae), Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.

Chicken banh mi – Little Saigon

Chicken banh mi - Little Saigon
Grilled chicken, pickled carrots and daikon, cilantro, mayonnaise. $4.50
Little Saigon, South San Francisco CA

Mmm, I’ve been on a banh mi kick lately. I really can’t get enough of these delicious Vietnamese sammies!

Yellow redwood violet
Yellow redwood violet (Viola sempervirens, Violaceae), Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.

Pork banh mi – Little Saigon

Pork banh mi - Little Saigon
Grilled pork, pickled carrots and daikon, cilantro, mayonnaise. $4.50
Little Saigon, South San Francisco CA

The banh mi’s at Little Saigon are pretty large and super affordable! And they don’t skimp on the meat either, yeah!

Sword ferns

Sword ferns on the forest floor (Polystichum munitum, Dryopteridaceae), Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.

Shaking beef banh mi – Dinosaurs

Shaking beef banh mi - Dinosaurs
Sliced beef sauteed with onions and vinaigrette, pickled carrot and daikon radishes, cilantro, cucumber, jalapeno, and mayo on a French baguette. $5.39
Dinosaurs, San Francisco CA

This sandwich was good, but not one of my favorites at Dinosaurs. The beef wasn’t as flavorful as some of the other fillings they have available.

Dried rattlesnake grass
Dried rattlesnake grass (Briza sp., Poaceae), Potrero Hill.