Fresh rolls with pork and prawns – PokPok Thai Restaurant

Roti bread - PokPok Thai Restaurant
Caramelized pork and prawns, bean sprouts, ginger, shallots, coriander, mint, sesame soy dressing. $10 NZD
PokPok Thai Restaurant, Auckland NZ

This was the weirdest Thai spring rolls I’ve ever seen. I have never seen Thai food wrapped in flour tortillas before. Definitely not authentic – sad like the service.


Bbq combination – Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse

Bbq combination - Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse
1/3 rack baby back ribs, 2 chicken thighs, baked beans, brussels sprouts. $17
Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse, Rancho Mirage CA

Hmm, this wasn’t very good. The ribs had a weird texture and so did the chicken for that matter. The bbq sauce wasn’t very good either. Lame.

Pork sisig with steamed rice – Senor Sisig

Pork sisig with steamed rice - Senor Sisig
Topped with fried egg, onions, jalapenos, side of achara. $10.50
Senor Sisig, San Francisco CA

This food truck is always popular during lunch so it’s important to get here early. I normally get the sisig nachos, but decided to it over steamed rice this time. I like the flavor of the sisig and it’s nice to have the achara and jalapenos on top to cut through the fattiness. Yum!

Grilled pork ribeye – Le Pigeon

Skate fish of the day - Le Pigeon
Garlic soy glaze, polenta, roasted pineapple, Maui onions, foie gras teriyaki butter. 5 course tasting menu $85
Le Pigeon, Portland OR

Mmm, this was a really tasty dish too! The pork was really flavorful and I liked all the components. After the really salty skate dish though, this teriyaki glazed pork tasted super salty as well. I think my salt tastebuds were shot at this point.

Spicy pork belly bibim bowl – BibimBar

Spicy pork belly bibim bowl - BibimBar
Japchae, lettuce, red cabbage, carrot, pickled radish, bean sprouts, grilled onion, and spicy sauce. $9.95
BibimBar, San Francisco CA

The prices have gone up for the bowls here, but I still crave them every once in a while since there aren’t many Korean food options in the FiDi. BibimBar is a decent option for a quick, satisfying lunch.

Kara miso cha-shu ramen – Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

Kara miso cha-shu ramen - Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Spicy miso ramen with double portion of pork cha-shu. $15.80
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Toronto CANADA

This was tasty! I loved the spice level of the broth, and the ingredients were great. The ramen noodles also had a nice bite to them. I just wished the chasiu was cut a little thinner so it would’ve been easier to eat. These were pretty thick and harder to eat.

Niman Ranch pork chilaquiles – The Restaurant at JUSTIN

Niman Ranch pork chilaquiles - The Restaurant at JUSTIN
Salsa roja, rancho gordo beans, creme fraiche, sunny side up eggs, goat feta. $22
The Restaurant at JUSTIN, Paso Robles CA

I thought that the pork was great and tasty, but there really weren’t enough tortilla chips to make this a substantial chilaquiles. It was pretty to look out though and the eggs definitely made for good yolk porn. 🙂

Lemongrass pork salad box – Asian Box

Lemongrass pork salad box - Asian Box
Asian salad, bean sprouts, pickled vegetables, jalapeno, scallion oil, crispy shallots, chopped peanuts, fish sauce. $8.75
Asian Box, San Francisco CA

I love the flavors of their boxes, but they’re just not filling for me especially when it’s salad instead of rice. This time around, the lemongrass pork was a bit on the dry side. I’m glad that I got the fried shallots though – they tasted good.