Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bento Lovers!

Ahhhhh, the word bento brings happiness to our taste buds! If you live in the San Mateo Area, you are in luck! There are several grocery stores that offer convenient bento at a great price!

Suruki Supermarket in Downtown San Mateo, 71 E 4th Ave have a great selection of bento, including sush, sashimi. They also have donburi as well!



Sozai Corner is right next to Suruki Supermarket. Not only they have great bento, they also cater as well!!!



And there is Nijiya Market located on 1956 S El Camino Real. They have lots of selection as well.



An abundance of choices!!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Outside Land Festival in San Francisco

Three days packed with music, food, art are set to begin in the far reaches of Golden Gate Park Friday, 8/8 afternoon.

The three-day music festival kicks off Friday with performances at stages at the Polo Fields and surrounding area. The event continues through the weekend.



There are some amazing  attractions at this festival including wineland, beerland, chocoland and our favorite-Gastromagic…………………sounds super magical and it’s a must “check out”!!!


Saturday, August 2, 2014

BBQ Party

Entertaining our friends and clients is one of the things we love to do!

Here in the Bay Area with this beautiful weather, we took advantage of entertaining outdoor!

Getting ready!


Here is a  look of our menu and it’s so simple, anyone can do this in the comfort of their backyard!

Horderves
·        Crispy endive w/ spinach dip
·        Hot crab dip w/ crackers (This was a HIT!!)
·        Cherry Tomato with Mozzarella and sprinkled with basil, olive oil and vinaigrette



Main dish
·        Cilantro marinated chicken thigh 
·        Garlic roasted filet mignon
·        Whole grilled fish with rosemary and lemon stuffing


Side Dish
·        A variety of grilled vegetables (including corn, eggplant, asparagus, zucchini, bell pepper, red onion, and squash). The key is to marinate with Ponzu sauce, garlic powder, rosemary, thyme, pepper flacks and onion flakes
·        Potato salad with cucumbers

Dessert
·        Petite cakes and macaroons


We also had a variety of wines, beer. Our guests always appreciated infused water with mint, strawberries, lemon and cucumber!

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