Saturday, December 17, 2005

Dinner at Home

Green Salad and Steak
Simple and good.

Chicken Wings

Broccoli Cheese Soup with Pasta Balls

Breakfast at Home

Cheesy spinach scrambled eggs and bacon.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Dinner at Nihon, San Francisco, CA

More of a lounge than a restaraunt, this brand spanking new whiskey lounge in Potrero boasts a great whiskey menu (with a good selection of scotches). It was also the location of our office Christmas party. As we drank down our Maker's Manhattans and neat Springbanks, the kitchen brought out a dizzying array of sushi and other treats. In general the food was well prepared and fresh, with nice platings.

Kumamoto Oysters
Good, but the sauce did not add anything to the sweetness of the oysters.

Nicely salted and half way between warm and cold. A nice starter.

Chicken Wings
These wings were amazing. They were super crunchy, yet tender, and perfectly flavored. The best wings I've ever had, I think.

Grilled Scallions
Surprising and fresh.

Tempura Root Vegetables with Dipping Sauce
Crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. Good for what they were, but not my cup of tea.

Assorted Sashimi (above 3 pictures)
The fish was quite fresh, and that is really the only criteria for sashimi.

Grilled Rice Balls
Umm, rice...

Assorted Sushi (vegetarian and not)
It was all pretty good, and the addition of pickled veggies was nice.

Yellowtail Stuffed Grilled Mushrooms served 2 ways (above 2 pictures)
These were also amazing. An innovative combo that tasted great. Served with 2 different dipping sauces.

Grilled Chicken Skewers

Grilled Lamb Skewers
These were surprisingly less gamey than most lamb and were also very tender. Yum.

Green Tea Cheesecake
Pretty good, although I think the strawberried had been frozen and thawed...
Food: 1
Service: 1 (Though it's more of a bar, the cocktail waitress was very attentive.)
Decor: 2

Health Code Violations

Dinner at Home

Cauliflower Soup

Chicken with Lemon, Garlic and Basil

Lunch at Home

Giao had the soup from last night.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Lunch at Gold Mountain, San Francisco, CA

It seems like Gold Mountain is becoming our new favorite Dim Sum place.

Fried Shrimp-Filled Wanton
Tasted only of grease.

Jelly Fish
Could have used a bit more seasoning

Fried Noodle with Shrimp

Beef Stew
This was very nice, with the meat almost melting in your mouth.

Shu Mai
We ended up ordering 12 baskets. Enough said.

Pork Dumplings
These were ok.

Roasted Duck
Good, but I always feel it would be better if it were warm instead of cold.

Veggie Stuffed Tofu Skins
A bit slimy, but flavorful.

Shimp Dumplings
Quite good.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Late Night Snack at Home

Chicken Wings

Dinner at Home

Pan-Fried Catfish with Grilled Asparagus

Ponzu Sauce

Lunch at Work

Leftover Lasagna.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Dinner at LJ's Martini Club, San Francisco, CA

We grabbed a quick bite before watching a movie at the Metreon. Sadly, this abomination of a restaurant is the best thing at the Metreon.

Fried Calamari $8
Way too bready, overcooked and not enough dipping sauce.

Chicken Wings $8
Too salty and not enough spice. The sauce was a glorified soy and added nothing but more salt. The citrusy daikon garnish was quite tasty though.

Food: 0
Decor: 1
Service: 1
Health Code Violations

Lunch at Work


Breakfast at Home

Fried Eggs and Bacon.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Dinner at Home

Roasted pork loin marinated in dijon, fresh dill, salt, pepper and apple cider viegar with a mixed green salad w/balsamic vinagrette

After dinner snack of broccoli and cheese.

Lunch from Front Room, San Francisco, CA

Following in the tradition of mediocre 'za joints that our workplace forces on us is the Front Room.

Chicken Parmasean
The chicken was dry, the cheese was sub par and the sauce was flavorless.


Alexis ate leftover lasagna...
Food: 0
Decor: N/A
Service: N/A

Health Code Violations

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Dinner at Home

Low Carb Lasagna
The "noodles" are made with super-thin strips of zuchinni and actually hold up to the ingredients. This version was made with homemade tomato-basil sauce, ground beef, mozzerella, ricotta, homemade garlicky pesto and artichoke hearts. It was quite good, while a bit juicy.

Lunch from Fosters Freeze, San Jose

Lackluster burger from Fosters Freeze for Giao. Chicken Wings (at home) for Alexis.

Breakfast at Home

Fried Eggs and Bacon.

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