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vegetarian dim sum?

Cafe Bunn mi on Clement St. has a lemongrass tofu Banh mi that is pretty tasty. It is vegetarian.

2 days ago
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Hello, I am looking for some recommendations for some store bought marinades,sauces, and pre mixed seasonings for chicken.

I love a jarred tandoori marinade that is mixed with yogurt. it's tasty and it tenderizes. Sukhi's or Patak's

Sep 27, 2014
srr in General Topics

Weekend Trip Report Day 3 and 4 (Maven/Frances/Bar Tartine/The Cavalier)

And describing the potatoes as "mealy" with bbq sauce. We discuss taking an order of those smoked potatoes home with us every time we eat there. They're amazing.

Sep 24, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Weekend Trip Report Day 3 and 4 (Maven/Frances/Bar Tartine/The Cavalier)

Yeah, I think lots of people just don't get Bar Tartine. There are always challenging flavors and textures. My husband and I love it. I really think Nick Balla is a crazy genius. It obviously is not the place for you. That makes it easier for me to get in.

Sep 24, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area
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Who sells Radiatore pasta on the Bay Area?

Either Berkeley Bowl or Rainbow. In the bulk section

Sep 14, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Sliced Meat for Hot Pot in East Bay or SF?

Kukje Market is in Daly City and it's a Korean Supermarket. They have all that stuff. Also, Nijiya in Japantown has high quality sliced meat.

Sep 07, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

What's for Dinner #324 - School's Back in Session Edition [through September 7, 2014]

There's also the appropriately named Smokey Blue from Rogue Creamery in Oregon which is delicious, too.

Sep 06, 2014
srr in Home Cooking

Where to get (tasty) roasted suckling pig?

Do you have any other recommendations at Imperial Garden? I live in the Portola and have been there once. I was not impressed. We usually get up early(we have small children) and get to Koi Palace right when they open so we don't have to wait. And it's only 10 minutes from home! But I'd love to just walk to dim sum sometime.

Sep 04, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Where can I buy live crawfish in the city? [San Francisco]

Manila Market on Outer Mission occasionally has them

Chowdown Report: SF Excelsior Food Crawl Part I (Aug 2014)

I agree on the lack of sauce. It's not a place I'd drive across the city for, but definitely best in the neighborhood.

Aug 25, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Chowdown Report: SF Excelsior Food Crawl Part I (Aug 2014)

Ty sandwich is my new go-to for Banh mi on this side of the city. We live in the Portola and used to occasionally get them at what is now called Mission Noodle. It was originally an outpost of Irving Cafe. It was never as good and the service was awful. But it was closer than driving to the Tenderloin or the Sunset. Surly service,haphazard sandwich, never ever could get jalapeños on it no matter how I asked, sometimes obviously old bread. We tried Ty a few weeks ago and were really happy. Super friendly, delicious sandwiches, great crispy bread and I can even get jalapeños. We've been back a couple of times. Glad to see you all included them!

Steak tartare

I love to sit at the bar at Harris' and order a martini and steak tartare. Classic steak house vibe. Great martinis.

Jul 09, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Seeking large quantity of local avocados

Go to Berkeley Bowl. They will have what you need. HUGE produce section

Jun 21, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area
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where can I find the best local strawberries?

You're probably thinking of Tomatero Farm. They had a variety called Rosa or Rosas on Saturday that were amazing. Pretty much everything they grow is delicious.

May 19, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Muffuletta Olive Salad.

I bought some Central Grocery brand from Calabria Bros. on 17th in SF a while ago. They have since moved to Mission Street in the Excelsior. I recall it being really expensive, but less than flying to New Orleans for my fix.

May 07, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Just moved to San Mateo and loving the ramen joints there. I need suggestions on where to go next!

Himawari. I always get the shio and my husband gets the tantan men. Always add an egg. Their eggs are delicious. We went to Santa recently and they should be ashamed of their nasty overcooked eggs.

Apr 11, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Dishes w/ tongue in the Bay Area

You can buy corned tongue from Robert's Corned Meats in SOMA and cook your own if you're up for it. I've done it a couple of times and it was delicious.

Apr 11, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Sources for andouille?

I live in San Francisco and I have ordered from Bailey's in LaPlace a few times. Delicious stuff. I ordered my New Orleans-born husband a box of andouille and chicken andouille for our anniversary last year. (We both benefit from that gift!) My sister-in-law introduced us to the chicken andouille a few years ago. We were skeptical, but it's awesome. We try to go to LaPlace and stock up on Tasso and regular andouille when we go home for a visit, but had never bought the chicken. If you're ordering, have them throw in a couple of extra sticks of the chicken. Just grill and eat. The regular is best used in dishes, in my unprofessional opinion.

Mar 20, 2014
srr in New Orleans

where to find star funghi porcini bouillon cubes?

I bought them at Far West Funghi in the Ferry Plaza quite a while ago. Don't know if they still carry them or not.

Mar 05, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Muffaletta Bread

We always use an Acme Green Onion Slab. Sometimes an Herb Slab if we can't get to the Ferry Plaza. It's not the same, but it holds up to the olive relish.

Feb 25, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Canton Dim Sum or Yank Sing (Stevenson)? [San Francisco]

We usually go to Koi Palace and I can take or leave the tripe there. My husband likes it and I usually have a bite or two. We actually discussed ordering a second order at Canton because our 5 year old daughter took a shine to it as well.

Feb 17, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Canton Dim Sum or Yank Sing (Stevenson)? [San Francisco]

We went to Canton yesterday morning and had delicious tripe. It said "broiled tripe" on the menu and it definitely tasted smokey, while still being super tender from braising. Everything else we had was good to great, with the exception of some pretty thick, doughy skins on the potstickers.

Feb 17, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Kingdom of Dumpling on Noriega Moving [San Francisco]

I buy their pork and shrimp wontons often to keep in the freezer for a quick and delicious dinner. They always keep their shape, which is a pet peeve of mine when cooking frozen wontons. We've tried a couple of the other flavors of wontons (chicken & spinach and another one I can't quite remember) but we like the pork and shrimp the best.

Feb 09, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Croissants - SF Dish of the Month February 2014

Oh, my daughter and I shared a croissant from Sandbox last Saturday and it was excellent. We were covered in delicate shards of the layers which I consider a good sign.

Feb 06, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Crown Prince or similar canned anchovies 5/10/12-pack cheap?

Yes, I have found that too. They didn't have any at Smart and Final on Bayshore either. I miss buying them at Costco.

Feb 05, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Do any of you guys ever bring your own Chopsticks into Chinese Restaurants/Buffets?

I carry a pair of wood chopsticks in my purse for my 5 year old daughter. We eat pho and dim sum often and the plastic ones are too slippery for her. When she was littler I had a special pair of kid's chopsticks and a small pair of scissors to cut up noodles and dumplings.

Jan 02, 2014
srr in Not About Food
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Thanksgiving San Francisco 2013: Open restaurants

I have been to Tommy's on Thanksgiving. It's packed! We were just there for drinks, but the line for dinner wrapped all the way around the dining room. Very festive crowd

Nov 26, 2013
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Where Does One Get Fresh Turkey near Bayview? [San Francisco]

Whole Foods in Potrero on Rhode Island

Nov 24, 2013
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Where's the soul stirring Caldo de Pollo in the S. F. Bay area?

Any place that is known for Mexican soups better have their A-team in on Sunday mornings.

Nov 20, 2013
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Where's the soul stirring Caldo de Pollo in the S. F. Bay area?

How long has it been since you were there? We used to go all the time, but hadn't been in a couple of years, until recently. We went on a Sunday morning. My chicken soup(my normal order)was terrible. Watery broth, dirty unpeeled vegetables and we had to ask for chopped onion and cilantro. Sad. We have started going to San Jalisco on S. Van Ness. Great service, great soup, great atmosphere.

Nov 19, 2013
srr in San Francisco Bay Area