Wood oven shrimp – Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.

Wood oven shrimp - Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.
Jumbo shrimp in spicy sauce with fresh herbs, garlic, butter, and Creole seasonings. Served with French bread. $13
Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co., Memphis TN

I liked this dish. The shrimp were a bit overcooked, but the sauce was SO tasty! It almost tasted like garlic shrimp tapas. Yum!

Boscos Golden Ale - Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.
Boscos Golden Ale. $5.50

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General Tso’s chicken – Eric’s Restaurant

General Tso's chicken - Eric's Restaurant
Green onions. $11.50
Eric’s Restaurant, San Francisco CA

The price of this dish has gone up considerably over the last years, and it’s also less saucy these days. I’m less of a fan of it now. It seems like they’ve changed the recipe for the worse and charge more for it.

Camarones al pisco – Fresca

Camarones al pisco - Fresca
Marinated sauteed shrimp, garlic, pisco, spicy tomato sauce with a touch of cream, grilled garlic toast. $14
Fresca, San Francisco CA

This dish was really tasty! The shrimp were well prepared and the tomato sauce was delicious. I was glad that they gave us more bread because the two dinky pieces was definitely not enough to sop up the yummy sauce. Noms!

Bird house graffiti mural
Bird house graffiti mural, Mission.

Honey lemon chicken – Holy Cow!

Honey lemon chicken - Holy Cow!
Grilled chicken quarter with garlic rice and vegetables.
Holy Cow!, Manila PHILIPPINES

The chicken tasted fine, a little dry in some parts. But the yellow plate really bothered me for some reason. I thought it was an unfortunate color to serve food on especially with an ill-fitting cast iron plate on top.

War time flag of the Philippines
War time flag of the Philippines, Malacanan Palace. During war (I don’t remember which one – it was a long tour), the Philippines swapped the positions of the red and blue sections of the flag, rarely done by any other country.

Garlic and butter prawns – Plato D’Boracay Resto

Garlic and butter prawns - Plato D'Boracay Resto
Prawns 700 PHP, Cooking service 250 PHP
Plato D’Boracay Resto, Boracay PHILIPPINES

This was a new, amazing experience for me! So there’s a great fish market a few blocks from the Boracay Regency called d*talipapa. You’re supposed to go purchase whatever you want to eat, then bring your fresh seafood to the cooking service restaurants in the market to cook it up for you! Awesome, right? Thank goodness my friend Robert is fluent in Tagalog because I don’t think I could have haggled with the fish mongers and then communicated with the cooks to let them know how we wanted the food the be prepared.

These prawns were SO good! They were super fresh and had so much flavor. I guess when you have that much butter and garlic, everything is better. 🙂

Rice - Plato D'Boracay Resto
Rice. 75 PHP

d*talipapa fish market
d*talipapa fish market.

Brass Monkey pizza – Little Star Pizza

Brass Monkey pizza - Little Star Pizza
Sausage, spinach blended with ricotta and feta, mushroom, onion and garlic on a deep dish cornmeal crust.  Large $27.50
Little Star Pizza, San Francisco CA

Brass Monkey pizza - Little Star Pizza
Omg, this pizza is amazing! It’s not on the regular menu, but it’s just the Little Star pizza with sausage added and the servers know it by name. And the result is heaven! Paying almost thirty bucks for a pizza may seem like a lot, but this pie can last me for multiple meals. I find that each deep dish slice is super filling and it’s great to know that there’s some for later. I always reheat individual slices in the oven and they’re perfect as leftovers. 🙂

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2013

Bon Tempe Lake
Bon Tempe Lake.