Sunday, July 30, 2017

Your Neighborhood Taiwanese Style Food

Every time we walk into 5 Joy Restaurant, we feel like we are going over to our aunt’s house for dinner.

5 Joy Restaurant is a small restaurant in the Beach Park plaza strip mall bordering the San Francisco Bay in Foster City, just south of the Highway 92 San Mateo Bridge. 

They serve Taiwanese style Chinese food along with some Shanghainese.

Do not let this seemingly unremarkable, noisy restaurant fool you. It is a popular get together for family and friends where people exude joy and embrace the culture. If you are hoping to have a romantic date here, be prepared to turn your date off with deep fried Stinky tofu.  This place serves up tons of it and wrecks of it when you walk in sometimes.

Our absolute favorites are:
Fried chive “ravioli” is like a Scallion pancake with chives, egg and rice noodles stuffed inside. Served very hot out of the fryer. Yum!

Scallion Pancake is super-hot and full of scallions.  Crispy crust and subtle flavor made it good.

Dry Fried String Beans -Simple, fresh and good veggies. Not too greasy and just enough flavorings.

And much more! It’s delicious food which guarantees ultimate comfort!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants

How many of these places have you been to?

Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants 2017

An Introduction from Michael Bauer So many high-quality restaurants have opened in recent years that it feels as if we're in the golden age of dining. The downside: It can take a lot of gold to eat out these days.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Well Deserved Michelin Star

As evidenced by all those Teslas, Mercedes and BMWs parked out front, this is a posh spot for fine-dining and people watching in the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel. It’s a place where it draws a crowd of local techies, VCs and startup peeps.

The grand open kitchen exhibits chefs ambition and pure talent with the magical cuisines they put together. Each dish is contemporary, thoughtfully composed with unexpected ingredients. 
Wood Grilled Monterey Bay Squid was oh so tender, and the roe adds an extra layer of sensible luxury.

Yukon Gold Potato Gnocchi was bursting with flavors and the pistachio and truffle create a surprising texture.

Oak Grilled Dry Aged Ribeye was beyond approachable and satisfying.

Kung Fu Tea Chocolate was insanely creative and challenges you to step out of your comfort zone in a very good way.

Wine selection was beyond imagination as it is designed to court those where having a budget is not an option. 


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wasabi-ish Ice Cream???

Have you ever had wasabi-ish ice cream? If not, you are in luck as you can find such flavor at Salt & Straw in San Francisco.

Wasabi Flowers & Green Apple Sorbet - Salt & Straw

REAL WASABI! Most of the wasabi you've probably had in your life is green colored horseradish, but this here is the real deal. Frog Eyes Farm grows wasabi on the Oregon Coast and we are so excited to get to use it in this eye popping flavor.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Grab a Cocktail and Roll the Dice for a Good Cause

Should be lots of fun!

High Stakes for Habitat Gala in San Francisco |

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