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Where to buy Okinawan Sweet Potato

Ooh, thanks! I'll go check out Nijiya.

Where to buy Okinawan Sweet Potato

Does anyone know of any place in SF that sells Okinawan Sweet Potatoes? I got back from Hawaii recently and I'm hooked on the purple goodness!

Inner Richmond Favorites?

Haig's Delicacies between 7th and 8th has the best hummus you've ever had in your life. Plus other tasty things like dolmas, muhammara, and spanakopita. And don't forget to browse through the plethora of spices and other exotic goodies.

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Haig's Delicacies
642 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

Brunch in San Mateo or Burlingame

Hi everyone. My family will be taking my grandmother out for a birthday brunch this Sunday, but I have no clue as what would be a nice place. Been living in the city for a while, and I'm out of the loop as to what's good in the San Mateo/Burlingame area. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Looking for little restaurants, although we might do a brunch buffet too if it comes down to it. Thanks in advance!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Craving

I had Arizmendi Bakery's chocolate chip cookie once and it was pretty great. It was a huge cookie though, and took me a while to devour.

Buffalo Wings in SF?

Never been here personally, but a friend always brings a box of wings from Orignal Buffalo Wings on Lombard at Divisadero when there's a party, and they're REALLY good!

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Original Buffalo Wings
2499 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123

English shop in the Bay area?

I believe Haig's Delicacies on Clement also carries a wide variety of British items.

Trader Joe's Coming to Stonestown

I've heard a rumor there may be a Whole Foods coming into that spot.

Dutch candy in SF?

No, just food. They have those stroopwaffles, and little chocolate and candy sprinkly things in boxes. I think some other cookies and Droste chocolates too. And something called AppleStroop last time I was there.

Dutch candy in SF?

Never heard of babbelaars, but Haig's Delicacies carries hopjes, and lots of different kinds of Dutch licorice. Lots of other Dutch items. too.

642 Clement St. San Francisco

Dianda's or Delessio's Tres Leches cake? [San Francisco]

Thank you for the photos and glad you liked the cake. Is this from the Delessio's on Market? The one on Broderick had their individual service for Tres Leches in a pan where you just scooped up your slice, but it's a full tray cake. Your photo looks like they're real, individual, small cakes, or slices. It certainly makes for a nicer presentation. Plus you get strawberries!

Looking for mastika,mastiha or masticha Liquor

Haig's Delicacies carries mastika.

Dianda's or Delessio's Tres Leches cake? [San Francisco]

I do love Dianda's St. Honore cake, but their Tres Leches is pretty sad. Those are their only two items I've tried, however. I'd be interested in trying their other Italian pastries.

Dianda's or Delessio's Tres Leches cake? [San Francisco]

That sounds delicious. I thought all meringues had to be lightly baked, but I suppose the hot syrup gradually sets it in this case? I'd love to try it. Thanks for the info!

Dianda's or Delessio's Tres Leches cake? [San Francisco]

I didn't know that. Thanks for the info!

Dianda's or Delessio's Tres Leches cake? [San Francisco]

Hmm, was the meringue not lightly baked? Kind of strange if they just piped on and didn't complete it there.

I picked up the cake from Delessio's right after it came out of the oven, specifically to finish off the soft meringue. It had a nice light, golden brown top which they dusted with powdered sugar. Not weepy at all and held together great.

I still want to try Lelenita's cake but perhaps will go with the full cake instead of a single serving.

Dianda's or Delessio's Tres Leches cake? [San Francisco]

Was your single serving from Delessio's? Interestingly, my mother mentioned getting a slice from the self service flat tray about a month ago, and she absolutely hated it. Couldn't even finish the slice. She didn't elaborate, but perhaps the fact that it's baked and served in a flat tray instead of the traditional tall and round makes a difference? I haven't tried the single serving from the tray, but the full, regular cake is absolutely incredible.

SF sourdough recommendations

Just wanted to mention that I found Raymond's sourdough at Falletti's between Oak and Fell. They had several varieties, including a cute very mini baguette that I'd never seen before.

Dianda's or Delessio's Tres Leches cake? [San Francisco]

Ok, here's the update! I ended up purchasing the Tres Leches cake from Delessio's mainly for convenience, since I'm in the inner Richmond and I had a few other items to pick up from Falletti's, in the same complex. The cake had just had it's meringue piped on and I only had to wait a few minutes until it browned in the oven for me to pick it up.

Wow. This was truly a decadent cake. Incredibly moist, deeply satisfying and yet not cloyingly sweet. Some of the milks had oozed out along the bottom while it had been sitting in my fridge until it was taken out for cutting. I loved the meringue which was light, soft and creamy, and lightly sweetened. I'm not a big whipped cream or buttercream fan, so this was a plus for me, and I thought it worked quite well to help balance out the dense richness of the cake.

The little bit of meringue on top at the very center was swirled around to create a small "well," and nestled within that was a healthy dallop of dulce de leche like a little golden treasure. You would get a little bit with every slice, and it was quite simply a little punch of over-the-top goodness. The remaining dulce de leche on the cake started to ooze slowly down the cut half, and it was tempting to just swipe it up with your finger to savor. It's a very "sensual" cake if that makes any sense at all.

All in all, I was incredibly impressed and would highly recommend this cake. This was NOTHING like the Tres Leches I had from Dianda's which was dry toast compared to this. But I am excited to try the cake from Lelenita's, as I'm sure Delessio's is probably not quite the authentic version. Thanks for everyone's recommendations!

Dianda's or Delessio's Tres Leches cake? [San Francisco]

Absolutely! Thanks for all the recs.

Dianda's or Delessio's Tres Leches cake? [San Francisco]

Thanks, I may give Lelenita's a try. Sounds like a good bet.

Dianda's or Delessio's Tres Leches cake? [San Francisco]

Oooh yes, I'm a huge fan of the St. Honore cake! Divine.

Dianda's or Delessio's Tres Leches cake? [San Francisco]

Mmm, I would love to try the chocolate tres leches from Neldam's! I need to stick to SF for this particular cake, but I'll need to make a trek over to Oakland to try this out. Thanks for the tip! Is Lelenita's in the Mission?

Dianda's or Delessio's Tres Leches cake? [San Francisco]

Yes, I attended a birthday party for a friend, and I was informed the Tres Leches cakes was bought from Dianda's in the Mission. I haven't been in there lately myself to check this out.

Dianda's or Delessio's Tres Leches cake? [San Francisco]

Thanks, I'm kind of leaning in your direction. I've only had this kind of cake once and it was from Dianda's. I wasn't very impressed with it, but then again it was my introduction to tres leches, so I can't be a good critic. Just wondering if there was an overwhelming consensus out there.

Dianda's or Delessio's Tres Leches cake? [San Francisco]

Which one of these spots makes a better or more authentic tres leches cake? Or is there another recommendation for someplace else? I checked the boards and although people used to rave about Platano's, its no longer an option. This will be need to be a whole cake by the way, for the boyfriend's birthday.

Strawberry season starts - stand & shortcake sightings?

New Mey Wah grocery on Clement had some baskets which I picked up on two different occasions. The first one was surprisingly sweet and delicious! The second time I went and picked up a basket, they were a little on the bland side. I think they were $2.99.

SF sourdough recommendations

Someone on yelp mentioned finding it at Cala Foods. I've noticed Haig's on Clement. carries them. I grew up in the San Mateo area and used to go to their deli for sandwiches. I think it spoiled me!

SF sourdough recommendations

I'm a huge fan of Raymond's sourdough. Naturally fermented, nice tang, soft fluffy texture with a perfect crust. This stuff really does it for me!

http://www.raysbread.com/

Hungry for Armenian Bbq

No kebabs at Haig's Delicacies but the dolmas are amazing.