Papalotes Mexican Grill

On our way out of San Fran to LA, we stopped over at Papalotes, that has soyrizo tacos & burritos --perfect for the vegan/vegetarians in our crew. I had the fish tacos. The hot sauce they give with the comp...

Little Star Pizza

We met up with Pavan's friend, Jeff, for pizza dinner. Pavan had planned that we'd go to Delfina (a popular San Fran Neapolitan-style pizza place), but because it was Jeff's choice since he's moving out of town...

Hu Tieu Nam Vang

Pavan and I walked all around Chinatown in search for what I was looking for --big noodle soup bowl. I've been interested in the west coast noodle since my friend Jimmy raves about the Oakland Chiu Chow noodle ...

Eastern Bakery in Chinatown San Fran

Eastern Bakery, "The First Bakery in Chinatown." A couple of small old Chinese ladies taking orders alongside trays of mooncakes and red bean and lotus cakes filling the tiny shop. I first ordered a steam pork...

Chinatown San Francisco

My grandfather used to live in the heart of Chinatown, San Francisco on Grant St before he was insisted on moving to Orlando with the rest of my family so they can take care of him in his later years. I've alwa...

Tartine Bakery Treats in the Park

Brunch picnic in Dolores Park. Pavan and I picked up some tea cakes and quiche from the popular Tartine bakery (James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef 2008). I dread long lines, but it went relatively qu...