Not gonna lie… starting to run out of clever titles for my posts. Maybe that means I should write posts per restaurant again as I eat at them! (If only I had that much time on my hands…)
Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, SF
Foccacia. With Olive Oil & Garlic, Olive Oil, Olive Oil & Pepper Dip. This was pretty bomb, nice soft bread with olive oil, my fave! I also loved the one with the garlic, made my bread extra delish ‘cuz garlic makes everything taste better!
Meatball Gigante. With Wild Mushroom, Pancetta, and Robiola Sauce. This was SO good! The best meatball I’ve ever eaten in my life! They also limit their offering to 25 of these per day, they’re pretty damn special and pretty damn delicious! They actually have 3 other sauces to choose from but we ended up choosing this one based on our server’s recommendation and it was nommy in my tummy!
Margherita Pizza Napoletana. San Felice Flour, San Marzano Tomatoes, Sea Salt, Mozzarella Fior di Latte, Fresh Basil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This 900 degree wood fired pizza is hot stuff! Literally one of THE BEST PIZZAS I’ve ever tasted in my life, definitely rivaling those of the birthplace of pizza, Naples, Italy. There is a reason why it won the world pizza cup, it is THAT legit! The crust was just as crispy yet airy yet doughy just like the one I had in Naples. The ingredients were also super fresh and very delicious! This is my favorite pizza! I crave it all the time and I don’t even like pizza that much, that is how good it is!
Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant, SF
Combination Platter (Small Size). Soybean Sheet, BBQ Pork, Tofu, Sweet & Sour Wheat Gluten. This was super good, we actually regretted getting the small size and wished we had gotten the large one instead, it was THAT GOOD! The flavors of everything was really good, reminded me of the tofu and soy “meats” I had in China.
Eggplant With Sea Bass. This was nommy too. The pieces of “sea bass” and eggplant blended in together so well me and my friend both had difficulty deciphering which was which on the plate. The soy protein pieces were delish and even had the fishy fragrance and texture of sea bass in them!
Fragrant Crispy Chicken. Om nom nom! So good! This reminded me a bit of orange chicken except in soy form! Like the sea bass, it too, had the taste and texture of chicken. Yummy in my tummy! Definitely going to try their chicken nuggets next time!
Eos Restaurant & Wine Bar, SF
Super cool napkin ring.
Got a Yelp Deal for an 8 course prix-fixe meal with wine, pretty good deal! We went for the meat option rather than the vegetarian.
Spanish Sparkling Wine. Cava Brut Reserve Gran Gusta. Alright wine, definitely have had better sparkling wine, but whatevers, it came with the deal so ya can’t be picky!
Bread. With Olive Oil. Loved their olive oil, green olive oil = best olive oil. This olive oil definitely had a refreshing taste of good olive oil and wasn’t acidic at all, extra good with nommy bread!
Oyster. Topped with Miso Sauce and Caviar. Amuse Bouche. This was nommy! The oyster was fresh and sweet. It was extra delish with the caviar. Noms!
Wild Arugula Salad. With Fully Belly Farm Melon, Chevre and Pistachios. This was super good!! I love me some arugula since I love how fresh and green it tastes. The melon and the pistachios were a nice touch, it added more texture and flavors to the dish.
Lemongrass Crusted Ahi Tuna Tower. With Crispy Wontons and White Miso. It reminded me of a ahi tuna nachos I had at another restaurant previously. Except this dish was much better here because the crispy wonton chips were actually freshly fried. This was alright, but I have to admit I was slightly disappointed that it wasn’t actually a “tower.” I expected something with more height to it. The tuna itself was okay, not horrible, but nothing to write home about either.
Crispy Chicken. With Potato Glaze and Plum Glaze. This was not my favorite dish of the night. The chicken was very flavored, meaning salty, but not very “crispy.” It was also a bit too dry for my liking. I have a personal preference for moister chicken.
Sweet Corn Risotto. With Apple Salad. This was delicious! One of the best risottos I’ve eaten to date, flavor-wise. Ingredient-wise I was disappointed in the fact that they used canned corn. I mean corn isn’t THAT expensive and with the prices they’re charging I’m sure they could afford to use frozen corn at least, if not fresh corn. Skimping on ingredients makes me one sad panda!
Grilled Summer Squash. With Citrus Vinaigrette and Thai Basil Ricotta. This was really good, but super rich and since I was getting full by this course I wasn’t able to eat too much. However, I love summer squash and I could tell it was really fresh. I ended up taking this home and my parents finished it in 5 minutes, just a testament as to how good it was.
Slow Cooked Pork Belly. With Creamy Grits and Stone Fruit Chutney. This was alright, also super rich and fatty. It was well cooked and very tender but by this point I was so full, I couldn’t eat that much more and it wasn’t THAT great.
Ice Cream Sampler. (Top to bottom) With Mint, Peanut Butter, Passion Fruit, Coffee and Coconut. This was nommy goodness! I’m usually not a fan of ice creams at restaurants for dessert unless they’re either really good or they’re a special flavor I can’t get elsewhere. My faves were the mint and the passion fruit, the others weren’t all that special. I usually don’t like mint ice cream because I tend to think it tastes like toothpaste but this one didn’t and it was really good, more like vanilla with a hint of mint. The passion fruit was also super delish, tasted really fragrant and fresh.
Napoleon Super Bakery, Oakland
Meat Floss Bun. This was alright, I’ve definitely had better elsewhere. I also didn’t like how the bun had butter inside, I wish it was just bread inside since the meat floss by itself has enough flavor for me already.
I also tried their chocolate layer cake, egg tart and pineapple bun. I thought their cake was really good, haven’t had a chocolate cake that good in awhile, so I liked it a lot. Their egg tarts and pineapple buns could be improved though. I’m not really a fan of their buns since I feel like there isn’t enough substance to them. Their egg tarts are alright but I’ve definitely had better from Ruby King.