Pork sisig nachos – Senor Sisig

Pork sisig nachos - Senor Sisig
Corn tortilla chips topped with nacho cheese, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, and pickled jalapenos. $9
Senor Sisig, SF Street Food Festival 2013, San Francisco CA

This time I asked for “light” nacho cheese, and it was SO much better. I usually like plenty of nacho cheese but there are so many other flavors in these nachos that you really don’t need a lot of the cheese to dominate everything. Definitely as calorie splurge for lunch.


Chicken adobo burrito – Papalote Mexican Grill

Chicken adobo burrito - Papalote Mexican Grill
Chicken thighs, garlic fried rice, tomatoes, flour tortilla. $8.75
Papalote Mexican Grill, San Francisco CA

This is one of the best Mexican-Filipino fusion food items I’ve tried thus far. I loved that they used chicken thighs instead of breast to keep it more authentic. It’s packed with flavor and the burrito and pretty big. Mmm…

Pork tocino BayRitto – Hula Truck

Pork tocino BayRitto - Hula Truck
Sweet cured pork, egg, tater tots, pico de gallo, shredded cheese, sour cream, and Hula Verde sauce. $9.50
Hula Truck, San Francisco CA

This Filipino burrito was really tasty! I loved the flavor of the pork tocino, and everything else added to the flavor party in my mouth. Albeit, this wasn’t the healthiest thing to eat, but it certainly filled me up with goodness during lunchtime.

Pork adobo & bbq chicken skewer – Inay Filipino Kitchen

Pork adobo & bbq chicken skewer - Inay Filipino Kitchen
Skewer with Ma’s calamansi bbq sauce. Served with garlic fried rice. 2-item combo $9.75
Inay Filipino Kitchen, San Francisco CA

Filipino food is so comforting! It’s fatty and salty and super unhealthy, but boy does it taste good! I liked the pork adobo and garlic rice especially with more adobo sauce poured on top. The chicken skewer had a good flavor, but it was a little dry.

Book of Mormon, Orpheum Theatre
Book of Mormon, Orpheum Theatre.

Filipino adobo pork bowl – Go Bistro

Filipino adobo pork bowl - Go Bistro
Grilled pork marinated in savory Filipino adobo sauce, served over rice with cucumbers and onions.  $11.99
Go Bistro, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Meh, this tasted only faintly like pork adobo. That’s probably a good thing because the pork was more lean and less salty than regular adobo. The dish was more reminiscent of a Filipino adobo and an actual example of one. I probably wouldn’t order it again.

Pork sisig taco – Senor Sisig

Pork sisig taco - Senor Sisig
6″ corn tortilla, onions, lettuce and cilantro cream sauce. $3
Senor Sisig, SF Street Food Festival 2013, San Francisco CA

Ugh! I was really excited to try the sisig taco because I’ve read quite a bit about this food truck. I was sadly disappointed because the pork had an odd flavor and it was WAY too tart. I love sisig, but this didn’t do it for me. Perhaps their burritos are better, but then again it’s the same sisig filling inside. 😦

Senor Sisig truck
Senor Sisig truck at the SF Street Food Festival.

Kare kare – Tastebuds

Kare kare - Tastebuds
Stewed oxtail in peanut soup, with Chinese long beans, eggplant, and bok choy. $12.95
Tastebuds, San Bruno CA

Kare kare - Tastebuds
Hmm, this wasn’t my favorite preparation of this dish. I think the peanut stew was thicker than I prefer and there wasn’t enough oxtail. A bit disappointing.

Steamed rice - Tastebuds
Steamed rice. $1.75

Bagoong alamang - Tastebuds
Bagoong alamang (fermented shrimp paste) is a condiment typically served with this dish. It’s super salty and I enjoy it, but it’s definitely an acquired taste.