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Reverse osmosis, Ionized or... tap water ?

If you are concerned, have your tap water tested and get someone knowledgable to interpret the results. Otherwise, don't be an idiot and just drink it.

about 5 hours ago
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Report on Yemeni's [San Francisco]

Unfortunately I am not a regular - I have only been once but hope to change that. I had the haneed which I thoroughly enjoyed. There's a spicy green-chilli mush that goes really well with it whose name I cannot recall (I was with a friend who asked for it).

1 day ago
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Looking for some new spots in Mission/Noe Valley area [San Francisco]

Izakaya Yuzuki!

Jul 12, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area
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French Laundry and Meadowood on the SAME day?!?! [Napa Valley]

lol at your first sentence

Jul 12, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Saha - bursting with creativity [San Francisco]

I will check it out! Tuba in the Mission also offers it as a dessert, but it's only ok.

Jul 08, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Saha - bursting with creativity [San Francisco]

There isn't! Sorry, I should not have put the word 'cheese' in there - it looks like a confusing qualifier.

Jul 07, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Saha - bursting with creativity [San Francisco]

Ravioli, bastilla, mansaf, suidiyeh (A+ for this one), and kanafe for dessert. Unfortunately cheese kanafe is a rare find in the city (I am a kanafe fiend so this makes me rather sad).

I am yet to properly try their chicken/duck dishes.

I love maklouba but unfortunately theirs is made with tofu (San Francisco, sigh) rather than mutton, so I haven't tried it. Perhaps next time I'll ask them if they could switch the tofu for mutton.

Not to derail the conversation but Yemeni's down the street from Saha is also delicious though on the other end of the spectrum - rustic in both food and atmosphere. I had dinner there once and momentarily forgot I was in America.

Jul 06, 2014
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Saha - bursting with creativity [San Francisco]

I love this place. It's one of my go-to's for a group dinner. The food is very much 'fusion' but who cares - it's delicious.

Jul 06, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Yume Wo Katare Style Ramen in NYC

Nope. You won't find it anywhere else in the US, except one place in LA that seems weak judging by the pictures.

(as others have said, it's Jiro Ramen that originated in Tokyo; nothing to do with Kyoto. The only relation the food at Yume has to Kyoto is that the owner comes from there)

Jun 20, 2014
mutton biryani in Manhattan

Report on Yemeni's [San Francisco]

Yes.

Jun 06, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Moving to SF - Critique my list of neighborhood must-trys?

What is your favourite for burgers in the city? I love Mission Bowling Club's.

May 26, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

9 best sandwiches in the Mission, SF - what do you think?

Pal's is A+ doubleplus good

May 07, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Benkyodo in San Francisco's Japantown [San Francisco]

Thanks for pointing this out! I take a Japanese class nearby on Saturdays so I will check it out next time.

May 05, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Kansui Ramen in San Jose [Goat Pastrami, Pumpernickel Noodles, Willow Glen]

Seems to match my experience in the US.

Apr 18, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Kansui Ramen in San Jose [Goat Pastrami, Pumpernickel Noodles, Willow Glen]

Very informative Melanie; you are a boon to this board.

Your last question cracks me up. Sadly I am yet to have decent biryani anywhere I have lived in the US (DC, Boston, and now SF). I am convinced that Indian/Pakistani food in the US is rather mediocre. If the gems exist, they are probably difficult to find.

Apr 17, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Kansui Ramen in San Jose [Goat Pastrami, Pumpernickel Noodles, Willow Glen]

I love ramen but having only moved here 6 months ago I am yet to find a decent bowl. I really appreciate your ranked list!

Apr 14, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

J-town Cherry Blossom Fest [San Francisco]

Trust me, you would be wasting your time.

Apr 14, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

J-town Cherry Blossom Fest [San Francisco]

I did. It was indeed very crowded. The food scene was a joke due to its mediocrity (an even bigger joke than SF's 'Japan Town' itself).

Apr 13, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Where can I buy alphonso mangoes in San Francisco?

Thanks Melanie. I called Milan after seeing Robert's post, and they said 'maybe next month'.

Apr 08, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Where can I buy alphonso mangoes in San Francisco?

Or the Bay Area in general.

Apr 02, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Is it true that SF restaurants barely make profits?

smatbrat,

I'm the guy who started this whole thread. You sound like someone who has direct experience with this stuff.

I would love to know more about running restaurants. Do you have an email address I can send questions to? In case you don't want to share it in public, feel free to email it to me at ghalib@sent.com.

Apr 01, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Is it true that SF restaurants barely make profits?

Very interesting comparison between NY and SF diners; thanks for sharing that!

Mar 29, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Is it true that SF restaurants barely make profits?

What does 'B&T' stand for?

Mar 28, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Is it true that SF restaurants barely make profits?

Why don't high-end places increase their prices further, to get a higher profit margin? I would think that their clientele is less price-sensitive. Perhaps Saison is at the ceiling of what people would pay - but others?

Mar 28, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Is it true that SF restaurants barely make profits?

Or maybe this only applies to restaurants in a certain segment? Are there any restaurateurs willing to talk to me about this? I've always been curious about this but I don't know any in real life.

Mar 28, 2014
mutton biryani in San Francisco Bay Area

Do you hate organizing dinner outings?

Are they always happy with your first choice? You never get into the volley of suggesting something, only to have someone say 'no, pick something else'? Perhaps you don't mind that part as much as I do.

Mar 27, 2014
mutton biryani in General Topics

Do you hate organizing dinner outings?

This does sound rather formal. Are these regular events? Or is it spur-of-the-moment, but two weeks in advance?

Mar 27, 2014
mutton biryani in General Topics

Do you hate organizing dinner outings?

This is basically my situation.

Mar 27, 2014
mutton biryani in General Topics

Do you hate organizing dinner outings?

Yes me too.

Mar 27, 2014
mutton biryani in General Topics

Do you hate organizing dinner outings?

Haha, yes, that is very similar to me, except it's more than one person at the other end. Thanks for the solidarity.

Mar 27, 2014
mutton biryani in General Topics