Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Steve Le - Birthday dinner

I haven't posted in a while because I was waiting to get some pictures from Steve from his weekend birthday bash but I don't know if I will ever get those. Check them out on facebook I guess.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hot - Spring Nights?

San Francisco is hot hot hot! And nothing to eat like something spicy.
A concoction of soffritto, chorizo, hot chili peppers, processed tomatos, thyme, and pecorino.

A funny thing happened at work today. Really, REALLY by coincidence, at around 4:20pm today, April the 20th, I sent an email out at work titled "Fun Grass" which linked to this page. It was just going to be "Grass" in the title but I thought, that is a boring email title and since our non work related emails are called "fun" I thought Fun Grass will work. My legendary unintentional humor strikes again...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mushroom + Cheese + Pasta

Haven't cooked in a while.

These roasted mushrooms go into...

Three cheeses on top. It could have been more cremey but I melted the cheese in the oven instead of making it as a separate sauce. Would creme work? For the amount of pasta I had, I didn't make enough of the mushrooms (they shrunk a lot).

Oh yeah, I totally forgot to go to the Big Wheel Race this Easter! D'oh!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Cherry Blossom Festival 09

2009 - the food (albeit the same every year) was disappointing and the festival itself was super crowded. I should go hang out in Berkeley next time. The price of a beer has also gone up to $4. =P

Rep'n the Guns of the Asian Art Museum. Samurai tattooist Jenn.

Kevin, you have finally been released. Let yourself enjoy the glories of meat from this day forth.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Kappou Gomi with pictures this time.

Future warning. 6 oz of hot sake can really numb your taste buds. Avoid or wait till the middle of the meal before you start!

That's some green tea. I haven't been served tea like this since New York. And this one is free!

This is the Anago Yuba Tempura. The Anago is wrapped in a soy skin and then fried with tempura batter. The dishes all sort of came out at once this time and I neglected the tempura at first so by the time I got to it, the batter started getting a little soggy or rather, not as crisp.

This is an eggplant tempura piece. !!! There were also mystery stalks. I think a pink fish cake thing... Herb leaf? Shitake mushroom. Served with a side of grated daikon and a bit too much ginger.

Toujiro - pork and Japanese vegetable soup.

Yay, you don't normally get these sort of vegetables. Well, kobacha maybe.

Kampachi Yuzumiso Ae. very yum! Yuzu is a Japaanese lime so this had a great citrus bouqet. The celery confused me at first but I figured out (as is always the case with these multi-item dishes) you have to eat them all together. The celery was for just the texture since celery is very blah. The green on the right is the bitter content. Anyways, this is a good one.

Eggplant Orishi Ni. I didn't know I ordered two soups! oh well. I guess I have to learn the menu. Apparently, all four of these dishes take a while to prepare so I ended up waiting awhile to get my food so another element to learning the menu.

Thursday, April 09, 2009