Memphis pulled pork sandwich – Roadside BBQ

Memphis pulled pork sandwich - Roadside BBQ
Slow-cooked and served lean and tender. Served Memphis style – topped with homemade coleslaw and a side of mac ‘n cheese. $8.95
Roadside BBQ, San Rafael CA

I’m back!!! Sorry I’ve been away for over a month. I had family obligations and then was traveling for work. But it’s nice to be back in San Francisco. Hope you all have been doing great!

This sandwich was very tasty. The pork had a nice smoky flavor to it, but it definitely benefited from a few healthy doses of bbq sauce while eating. I liked the mac and cheese but thought it could have been creamier.

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010

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Teriyaki chicken plate – Ono Hawaiian BBQ

Teriyaki chicken plate - Ono Hawaiian BBQ
Grilled boneless chicken with house teriyaki sauce, served with two scoops of rice, one scoop macaroni salad, and vegetables.
Ono Hawaiian BBQ, San Francisco CA

Meh, I wasn’t too impressed with this. The chicken was a bit dry and the teriyaki sauce too salty. I think I’ll stick to their regular bbq items next time.

Jessie Square
Jessie Square.

Chicken and beef combo plate – Ono Hawaiian BBQ

Chicken and beef combo plate - Ono Hawaiian BBQ
Bbq chicken and bbq beef, served with two scoops of rice, one scoop macaroni salad, and vegetables.
Ono Hawaiian BBQ, San Francisco CA

Ugh, the beef was really dry and gristly! The chicken was ok. I appreciate that Hawaiian bbq is fatty but I think these were especially greasy, yuck. The scoop of macaroni salad did help to ease my disappointment.

Sissy^2 sidewalk stencil, Noe Valley
Sissy^2 sidewalk stencil, Noe Valley.

Chicken caldereta – Philippine Airlines

Chicken caldereta - Philippine Airlines
With rice, steamed vegetables, macaroni salad, chocolate chip bread, and pound cake. Complimentary
San Francisco (SFO) to Manila (MNL), Philippine Airlines

This was the first time I’d flown Philippine Airlines and I was pretty impressed. I was way back in Economy, but the seats were still comfortable and there was a surprising amount of leg room for the back of the plane. The food was decent too. I don’t eat much Filipino food, but I definitely crave it now and then. I enjoyed that the PAL food was distinctly Filipino. 🙂

Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), Terminal 2.

Pork rib and catfish combo – Sandra Dee’s Barbeque & Seafood

Pork rib and catfish combo - Sandra Dee's Barbeque and Seafood
String beans, mac & cheese, hush puppy, cornbread muffin. 2 item combo $16
Sandra Dee’s Barbeque & Seafood, Sacramento CA

I liked most of the items on this plate. The bbq pork ribs were delicious, tender, and the bbq sauce had a nice heat to it. The mac and cheese was oozy-gooey and just the way I like it! The catfish strips were tiny and not properly cleaned (there was a lot of that gross silver crap that gives it a metallic flavor), and the muffin was a dense, dry hockey puck. The beans were fine, and the hush puppy was slightly greasy. I don’t know if I’d go running back when in the Sacramento area because there are other bbq places to try first.

Open flame chicken meal – Goood Frikin’ Chicken

Open flame chicken meal - Goood Frikin' Chicken
Marinated over night in an herbal marinade, cooked slowly on open flame til tender and done. Served with macaroni and cheese, side salad, olive oil pita, and garlic dip. Half chicken $11.75
Goood Frikin’ Chicken, San Francisco CA

I love the marinade that they use for their chicken! It’s SO delicious and I end up devouring the entire chicken, skin and all. Actually, the skin is my favorite part, hehe. Although their mac and cheese isn’t oozy-gooey I still love it. It’s full of cheesy flavor and works well with the Mediterranean spices used on the rest of the food. And of course I could eat stacks of their pita and garlic dip. Noms!

Loco moco – L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

Loco moco - L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
Savory hamburger patty placed over rice, covered with brown gravy and topped with 1 egg over easy. Served with macaroni salad. Mini $5.75
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, Millbrae CA

OMG, I love loco moco! I justify ordering this by saying that at least I only buy the mini size instead of the regular, lol. L&L’s version is great and comforting. I also love their macaroni salad so it’s a win-win!

Macaroni salad - L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
Macaroni salad.