Fried onioncake – House of Nanking

Fried onioncake - House of Nanking
Served with house peanut sauce. $4.95
House of Nanking, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this was delicious! I loved the runny peanut sauce, and the filling of the cake with a combination Chinese green onion and red onions was great. The exterior had a nice flour-y flavor and was fried nicely with little grease residue.

Fried onioncake - House of Nanking
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2014

Taco de chivo – El Norteno Taco Truck

Taco de chivo - El Norteno Taco Truck
Corn tortilla with goat, salsa, onion and cilantro. Served with pickled vegetables. Each $1.75
El Norteno Taco Truck, San Francisco CA

Not many taco trucks serve goat tacos. El Norteno doesn’t serve it every day and they often run out when they do. These tacos were really tasty and the salsa was nice and spicy. Goat has a pretty bold flavor so the salsa and pickled vegetables were great in neutralizing it a bit. For less than two bucks each, these delicious tacos are a must-eat (especially if you have jury duty at the court house across the street)!

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

Whimsical graffiti mural
Whimsical graffiti mural, Mission.

Grilled marlin steaks – Plato D’Boracay Resto

Grilled marlin steaks - Plato D'Boracay Resto
With sauteed onions. Marlin 500 PHP, Cooking service 200 PHP
Plato D’Boracay Resto, Boracay PHILIPPINES

I can’t remember the last time I had marlin. It think it was in Seattle, back in the day. The fish tasted good, but it has a tendency to get dry pretty quickly. This was a bit on the dry side, but I think that’s why they suggested it be cooked with a sauce. My friend also requested some chopped tomatoes and onions to add more moisture and flavor.

Chopped tomatoes - Plato D'Boracay Resto
Chopped tomatoes and onions.

d*talipapa fish market
d*talipapa fish market.

Filipina pizza – Paraiso Grill

Filipina pizza - Paraiso Grill
Chicken adobo, salted eggs, onions, tomatoes, white cheese. 410 PHP
Paraiso Grill, Boracay PHILIPPINES

The combination of ingredients sounded very intriguing so we decided to order this. Unfortunately, the pizza didn’t come together as well as we thought it would. And the white cheese was kinda gross.

French fries - Paraiso Grill
French fries. I don’t even know why we ordered a side of these. We had SO much food!

Boracay sunset
Boracay sunset.

Paseo press sandwich – Paseo

Paseo press sandwich - Paseo
Succulent morsels of roasted pork nestled atop sweet banana peppers, draped with sheer slices of smoked ham, Swiss cheese, and caramelized onions, all melted together between a hot press. On a lightly tasted baguette slathered with aioli (seasoned mayo), fresh cilantro, and crowned with caramelized onions. $8.95
Paseo, Seattle WA

Omg, this sandwich was AMAZING! It had everything that I love, and it was overflowing with flavor. I could eat this every day. I’d probably die of a heart attack, but at least I’d die happy. Hehe. 🙂

Large tree with hanging tassel inflorescences
Large tree with hanging tassel inflorescences. Anybody know what kind of tree this is?

Caribbean roast sandwich – Paseo

Caribbean roast sandwich - Paseo
Pork shoulder coated in Paseo marinade and slow roasted ’til falling into succulent morsels. On a lightly tasted baguette slathered with aioli (seasoned mayo), fresh cilantro, pickled jalapenos, crisp romaine lettuce and crowned with caramelized onions. $8.50
Paseo, Seattle WA

Now this is what I call a sandwich! This place is amazing and the sandwiches are killer! The pork is SO tender and flavorful. It’s a messy endeavor to eat this monster, but it’s completely worth it. NOMS!

Shilshole Bay
Shilshole Bay.

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.

Argentine beef empanada – Venga Empanadas

Argentine beef empanada - Venga Empanadas
Natural ground beef, onions, red bell pepper, hardboiled egg. $2.75
Venga Empanadas, San Francisco CA

Omg, the service here was super LAME! The guy at the counter appeared and acted like he was too busy doing nothing than actually wanting to help customers. There was nobody in the frickin’ restaurant! I guess he also assumes that everyone wants their food to-go because he didn’t even ask and just shoved my food into a paper bag. They reheat the premade empanadas before serving, which is nice, but the dough/crust still tasted raw and uncooked. The Argentine beef empanada was boring and very forgetful. It’s like I never even ate the damn thing. Why is this on the 7×7 List?! Ridiculous.

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2012

Serpentine monardella
Serpentine monardella (Monardella purpurea, Lamiaceae), Bon Tempe Lake.

Cheeseburger – Sisters Cafe

Cheeseburger - Sisters Cafe
Minced beef burger with shredded cheese, onion, lettuce, and tomato. Served with French fries. 99,000 VND
Sisters Cafe, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM

We were very good, and this was the only hamburger we had during our entire Ho Chi Minh trip and we even waited til the final day. Yay! It was decent, but they could’ve melted the cheese a bit. The fries were pretty good though.

Saigon Green beer - Sisters Cafe
Saigon Green beer. Bottle 19,000 VND

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica
Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica.

Stuffed falafel – Old Jerusalem

Stuffed falafel - Old Jerusalem
Chickpea fritters stuffed with fried onions, roasted sumac and pine nuts. Each $1.25
Old Jerusalem, San Francisco CA

Wow, who knew stuffing a falafel would taste SO good?! I loved the filling they use – it has so much flavor and it keeps the inside nice and moist. These fried balls are pretty big so one was enough for me to snack on with my shawerma.

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

Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum.