Crispy tilapia – Mesa

Crispy tilapia - Mesa
Fried boneless tilapia served with four sauces. 290 PHP

Crispy tilapia - Mesa
Hmm, the tilapia actually wasn’t that crispy when it arrived to our table. The fried chunks of fist were getting soggy from sitting out too long perhaps. I liked that they garnished the dish with the deep fried fish heads and attached bodies. The sauces were also fun to mix and match. I just wish the tilapia had been crispier and less mealy.

Red torch ginger
Red torch ginger flower (Etlingera elatior, Zingiberaceae), Boracay Regency grounds.


Basil tilapia – Basil Thai Restaurant

Basil tilapia - Basil Thai Restaurant
Lightly floured, deep fried tilapia fillets, topped with vegetables, stir-fry sauce, side of carrots, cabbage, and lettuce. $16.95
Basil Thai Restaurant, Charleston SC

Mmm, this was very tasty! Having traveled through Thailand, I think I can say that this wasn’t authentic Thai food, but it certainly had a lot of flavor and was nicely prepared.

View from the Rooftop Bar at the Vendue Inn

View from the Rooftop Bar at the Vendue Inn. You can see Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church in the distance.

Mini ceviche tacos – Barracuda Sushi

Mini ceviche tacos - Barracuda Sushi
3 tacos – lime cured izumidai (tilapia), diced ahi tuna, and ebi with wonton shells. Happy hour $5
Barracuda Sushi, San Francisco CA

Mmm, these were very good. Although the food at Barracuda isn’t traditional Japanese, I do like their flavors, service, and convenience. You really can’t beat their happy hour prices either!

Coit Tower from the Embarcadero

Coit Tower from the Embarcadero. The Lillian Coit Memorial Tower is perched atop Telegraph Hill and was designed by Aurthur Brown Jr. and Henry Howard in an art deco style.