Green tea and vanilla ice cream – Izakaya Yuzuki

Green tea and vanilla ice cream - Izakaya Yuzuki
A great way to end a dinner – with not too-sweet ice cream with a thick, creamy texture. Noms! Tasting menu
Izakaya Yuzuki, San Francisco CA

Large elephant ear leaves

Large elephant ear leaves (Alocasia ‘Portora’, Araceae), Castro.

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Kakiage – Izakaya Yuzuki

Kakiage - Izakaya Yuzuki
Shrimp and root vegetable tempura with green tea salt. Tasting menu
Izakaya Yuzuki, San Francisco CA

This dish was very new to me – whole shrimp with shredded root vegetables fried tempura style! I liked the flavors especially with the dipping sauce, but the texture was a little limp and chewy. The pieces looked crispy but they really weren’t. Hmm…

Iochroma purple flowers
Iochroma ‘Royal Queen’ purple flowers (Solanaceae), 18th Street.