Parra Bay oysters – Oyster & Chop

Parra Bay oysters - Oyster & Chop
Mignonette, lemon. Happy hour, each $2 NZD
Oyster & Chop, Auckland NZ

Hmm, I liked that these oysters were super affordable during happy hour, but they didn’t seem very fresh or tasty. They seemed like they could have been previously frozen which is never a good thing. Oh well, you win some you lose some.

Red wines - Oyster & Chop
Elephant Hill Syrah ($13 NZD) and Mills Reef Cabernet blend ($12 NZD).


Japanese rice bowl – Bamboo Asia

Japanese rice bowl - Bamboo Asia
Tuna and hamachi with fried eggplant, cucumber, tamago, pickled ginger, jalapenos. $11
Bamboo Asia, San Francisco CA

Mmm, I love the Japanese bowls at Bamboo Asia. The fish are usually pretty fresh and they have a good selection of toppings and sauces.

Oysters on the half shell – B Restaurant and Bar

Oysters on the half shell - B Restaurant and Bar
Mignonette, cocktail sauce, lemon. Happy hour, 1/2 dozen $15
B Restaurant and Bar, San Francisco CA

These oysters tasted good, although they were not shucked very cleanly. Their mignonette also had a harsh flavor. It wasn’t my favorite so I ended up just using the lemon since I also don’t use cocktail sauce for fresh oysters.