Wednesday, July 16, 2014

All About Ramen

We used to get our ramen out of a “Cup O Noodle” and now there are gourmet ramen shops all over the Bay Area!! Some of our favorite Ramen Ya made it to “THE 21 BEST RAMEN SHOPS IN THE COUNTRY” list. http://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/best-ramen-shops-ramen-noodles

However, some of our favorite that didn’t make to the list are Ramen Dojo-805 S B St in San Mateo and Santa Ramen-1944 S El Camino Real in San Mateo.



If you truly love Ramen, you are in luck! This Saturday July 19th and Sunday July 20th, there is Ramen Festival in San Francisco!!!!!! This event will feature six ramen purveyors from LA, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Japan. It’s going to be Epic!!! http://www.thebolditalic.com/articles/5254-epic-ramen-festival-coming-to-sf




Sunday, July 6, 2014

Edible Garden

The beauty about living in the Bay Area is that we can grow all kinds of fruits and vegetables in the back yard (or front yard!) thanks to the great weather! 

We’ve begun taking this fun endeavors to the next level. We are experimenting with a variety of edibles and cannot wait to see how things turn out.

Here are the newest addition to the family: self watering planters!
In these beautiful containers we have sage, mint, broccoli, zucchini, bok choy, bell pepper, asparagus, brussel sprouts....and much much more!



And we have RED tomatoes that's ready to be eaten!

Here is a baby orange tree


And a variety of herbs here such as thyme, cilantro, rosemary plus eggplant and more tomatoes!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ahi Tuna

We have a thing for ahi tuna…..we love anything that incorporates ahi tuna and we found ahi tuna heaven at Pacific Catch!


There is the original poke (sushi-grade ahi tuna in a sesame-soy marinade, spicy seasonings), Ahi Macadamia Nut (sweet onions, fresno chilies and macadamia nuts), Ahi Salad with avocado, cucumber, daikon sprouts, ginger & sesame seeds with soy-wasabi vinaigrette and finally, Wasabi Ahi Sandwich with ginger, avocado, daikon sprouts & ginger-wasabi aioli!!! (Ultimate favorite!!!)

This place has a fun and chill vibe and the menu is truly unique. Gotta check out the “Poke” Bar as well!!


Sunday, June 22, 2014

SF Pride Celebration

San Francisco has it all! The sights, the scenery, the one-of-a-kind events, the world-class food, the welcoming people, the diversity, the rich history and the Pride Parade!


SF Pride Parade has been said to be "one of the last remaining pride events that can truly be called a rite of passage." according to http://www.sfpride.org/

The SF Pride Celebration will be held over the weekend of June 28 and 29, 2014, in downtown San Francisco. There will be exhibitors, parade contingents, stages, venues and it’s truly going to be a BLAST!!

Here is the link to 2013 parade, courtesy of https://www.flickr.com/photos/alucinante/sets/72157634622405421


Friday, June 13, 2014

Dishcrawl

What is Dishcrawl? “Dishcrawl is the premier walking food tour that takes you on a culinary adventure”.

We had the pleasure of attending Dishcrawl in Redwood City Secret Supper, oh mine, it was absolutely amazing!!!!! 6 surprises courses with wine pairing at a secret location. We were looking forward all day and the wait was truly worth the wait. We were in culinary heaven!!!!

Here are some highlight of the night (curtsey of  http://www.dishcrawl.com/blog/23919/secret-supper-in-redwood-city).






                                                                                Happy Us!!!


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Downtown Los Altos

What an adorable town filled with boutiques, cafes and restaurants! Downtown Los Altos is a quintessential small town America.

It’s a great place to bring your bike and take the time to explore this lovely place.

We started off by having Sunday brunch at Opa! Authentic Greek Cuisine.
We decided to order bottomless mimosa (well deserved after a busy work week) which had the perfect balance between sweetness and fizz.
For entrĂ©e, we ordered Greek Steak Chilaquiles (if you are not a carb eater, don’t order this because there are lots of pita chips), and Seafood Souvlaki (which was juicy and tender).

For dessert, we decided to stop by Satura Cakes….boy, we were so happy that we discovered this place!!!! The desserts are beautifully made like a piece of exquisite art and they tasted light, not too sweet and we felt like there was a dessert party on our taste buds! We also tried their mocha and I have to say it’s one of the best mochas I’ve ever had. We are on our mission to try all of desserts in the next few months!!!



And there is going to be a Pet Parade on May 19. A beloved community tradition for the past 60+ years. Take opportunity to explore and enjoy this great city!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Gourmet food, delivered!!!

April has been a busy month, so busy that we didn't have a whole lot of time to cook!

However, one of the advantages living in the San Francisco Bay Area is that there are a lot of companies that deliver gourmet food right to your front door.

We have been experimenting with several companies:

Jessie et Laurant: http://jessieetlaurent.com/
We love the fact that there is plenty of sauce that comes with each dish and we can just cook pasta and add it to the dish. It’s organic, healthy and delicious!!
They deliver once per week so need to plan ahead!




Ahhh, it’s like eating at a 5 star restaurant every night! We can order food the day of delivery. There are numerous chefs featured with lots of selection. They deliver daily and will text you 10 minutes before arrival. There is a delivery fee.



We love that they deliver daily and it’s based on 5 meals a day concept. We especially love all their breakfast, it’s like going to a bed and breakfast every day! 


There are several companies we have yet to try, such as:

Plated, HelloFresh and Blue Apron. We like to keep things interesting!!