Camarones al pisco – Fresca

Camarones al pisco - Fresca
Marinated sauteed shrimp, garlic, pisco, spicy tomato sauce with a touch of cream, grilled garlic toast. $14
Fresca, San Francisco CA

This dish was really tasty! The shrimp were well prepared and the tomato sauce was delicious. I was glad that they gave us more bread because the two dinky pieces was definitely not enough to sop up the yummy sauce. Noms!

Bird house graffiti mural
Bird house graffiti mural, Mission.

Crab and tomato noodle soup – Soup Junkie

Crab and tomato noodle soup - Soup Junkie
Bun rieu. Signature noodle soup topped with crab omelette, curled cabbage, housemade pork meatballs, tomatoes, fresh herbs, and silky rice noodles. $9.50
Soup Junkie, San Francisco CA

This soup was really tasty and surprisingly light even with all the different toppings. The crab omelette was a winner and really took me back to childhood when we would makes these for days after a crabbing outing. The pork meatballs were also very good and added another dimension to the delicious soup.

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

Villaincourt Fountain
Villaincourt Fountain, Justin Herman Plaza.

Fritto misto – Pesce

Fritto misto - Pesce
Calamari, shrimp, fennel, green beans, zucchini, marinara. $14
Pesce, San Francisco CA

Mmm, I love fritto mistos! Who doesn’t love a plate of battered and deep fried seafood and vegetables?! I thought the marinara sauce was a little lame, but I’m not gonna complain too much. 🙂

Fall Smash cocktail - Pesce
Fall Smash: George Dickel rye, maple, lemon, mint, fresh cranberry. $10

Famous star with cheese combo – Carl’s Jr.

Famous star with cheese combo - Carl's Jr.
Beef patty, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, special sauce, mayo. Comes with French fries and soda. $6.60
Carl’s Jr., San Francisco CA

Ugh, another gross burger from Carl’s Jr. The beef patty is SO small that you can’t even see it! Remind me never to come here again!

Diet Coke - Carl's Jr.
Diet Coke.

The Hotel Utah Saloon
Live band at The Hotel Utah Saloon.

Super cheeseburger – Super Duper Burgers

Super cheeseburger - Super Duper Burgers
Two 4 ounce patties, ground daily all natural Niman Ranch beef, with cheese. “Everything on it” with lettuce, tomato, red onions, Super sauce. Each $7.50
Super Duper Burgers, San Francisco CA

I really do love Super Duper Burgers. The smallish burgers are packed with flavor and the beef patties are always cooked to juicy perfection. Noms!

Homemade pickles - Super Duper Burgers
Homemade pickles. Complimentary

Super cheeseburger - Super Duper Burgers
March 5, 2015. $7.75

San Francisco Giants World Series trophies
San Francisco Giants World Series trophies.

Champ burger meal – Jollibee

Champ burger - Jollibee
1/3 pound beef patty, lettuce, tomato, cheese, ketchup and mayo. Served with French fries and soft drink. 145 PHP
Jollibee, Manila PHILIPPINES

This burger tasted pretty similar to those in the States. I’ve found that sometimes hamburgers can taste drastically different depending on the country and the local ingredients used. This was one was decent and hearty enough. The French fries were pretty tasty too!

French fries - Jollibee
French fries.

Diet Coke - Jollibee
Diet Coke.

Malacanan Palace
Malacanan Palace.

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.