Hmm, this was greasier than I like it and also really salty from the soy sauce. I was expecting something flash sauteed in a wok and with lots of garlic or something. I didn’t know they were gonna drench it in soy sauce so I probably won’t order this again. $7.95 Jasmine Tea House, San Francisco CA
Contours in the Air sculpture, Ruth Asawa, de Young Museum.
Broccoli de ciccio, green beans, soft polenta and parmesan. $14 Nopa, San Francisco CA
This was pretty tasty and I loved the smoky flavor of the roasted broccoli, but there really wasn’t much food in this little bowl. I was still hungry after eating this especially after the wait to get seated and then to receive the actual food. Perhaps they could considering adding a bit more food in the future because this wasn’t very satisfying.
Red-tipped echeveria (Crassulaceae), West Field Road.
Ugh, these tasted fine but they were pretty greasy and quickly became limp and sad. Perhaps they were overcooked (as evidenced by their heavily blistered skin) or perhaps they got overly steamed during transport, but I didn’t enjoy them either way. That makes me sad because I love string beans! $6.95 Dumpling Empire, South San Francisco CA
Large artichoke agave (Agave parryi var. truncata, Agavaceae), West Field Road.
With aioli dipping sauce. $3 Jarred SF Brine, SF Street Food Festival 2013, San Francisco CA
These beans were very pickled tasting which was great, but they were SUPER greasy. I ate a couple and didn’t want to finish the rest. It was like chomping on a sticks of oil! And I can appreciate that they’ve prepared a lot of beans for the Street Food Festival, but they could have at least cleaned up the stems. Definitely not one of the highlights of the day.
Commemorative plaque to Japanese Naval Ship Kanrin Maru, Lands End. From here, you can get a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
This dish was pretty tasty and not too greasy. I liked how they used larger cuts of beef so that they’re still recognizable as such. The beef was also properly cut in cross section for ease of chewing. And the was plenty of flavorful string beans. $8.95 Red Jade, San Francisco CA