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Recipe: Cucumber salad

Snixy Kitchen’s sesame ginger miso cucumber salad was a bit of an adventure to make the first time. It was also the first time I used a spiralizer, and I’d bought the wrong tool for the job: a $5 single piece of plastic found on a standee at the grocery store, closer in function to […]

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Tekka House

Tekka House, near the Glen Park BART, is kind of a fish out of water. It’s inland a bit, but the interior would have you believe it’s oceanfront: The menu is partly traditional and partly inventive. Boyfriend said his ramen was possibly the best he’s had stateside. I have never tried whitefish with mango and […]

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Recipe: Sahlab

It’s a strange thing to remember so vividly, and maybe a stranger thing to be sentimental for – but made with almond milk and left in the fridge overnight, Spice Tribe‘s sahlab takes on the exact texture of a Snack Pack. From a food science perspective, I find this fascinating: a basic pudding with no […]

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Fuji

Fuji is open, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s a great location for rarer seafood specialties (salmon collar and o-toro, complete with gold leaf, to name a few) and, as it turns out, the lighting is extremely appropriate for photos. For an excellent Japanese meal, show Fuji some love!

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Photo roll 9/21

I went to the Castro two days in a row and both times, it was the only sun I got that day: Boyfriend walked around Lake Merced instead:

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Izumiya

Japantown’s Izumiya is open for dining in! The glaze on the bento box I had was delightful, rich and smoky. If there’s an al dente equivalent for shellfish, the squid was cooked just to it – nothing rubbery here. My friend got an impressively loaded okonomiyaki that came with a wide array of accoutrements. The […]

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Recipe: Thai basil chicken

Food Fashion Party describes this recipe as better than takeout, and I agree! It’s more customizable, safer, and probably faster to make as well. I’m not very versed in Asian cooking. All of the flavors involved in this are very strong, and it was fascinating to watch them blend to a cohesive umami finish. Delightful! […]

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Little Green Cyclo

Little Green Cyclo – whom you likely know from Off The Grid, where they serve banh mi – also offers smooth and incredibly potent canned Vietnamese coffee. We bought the complete set and have been passing them out to our programmer friends like they’re candy on Halloween. Reports are in: delicious. They taste a bit […]

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Recipe: Molasses cookies

The molasses cookie recipe from Oaktown Spice Shop is both incredibly easy and delightfully spicy. Boyfriend said they tasted like gingerbread, and thus the holiday season, but I’m inclined to think of them as all-rounders. Have them with your caffeinated drink of choice. Divine. Spice up your day with Oaktown Spice Shop’s recipe!

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The Baconer

East Bay specialty shop The Baconer does not disappoint. Pray for my arteries. The XXL Bacon Steaks sold us, so we made them first, and the images really speak for themselves: Second place goes to the maple sugar strips, which smell like almost exactly like sweet potato casserole as they cook. It’d be a great […]