sort of interesting food

a little while back, I wrote a post about ‘branching out’ (3/13/2013) and trying new kinds of food.  In recent years, I’ve begun to like Filipino food.  Okay, that might not be an entirely true statement, as my exposure to Filipino food has been very limited..I’m talking Jollibee (YUM) and the 24 hour cheap eats joint, Lingnam in South San Francisco.

Anyhow, we were in the peninsula area, South City, San Bruno, etc one day, and what do I think of while in that area?  Filipino food!  I’ve had take out from Patio Filipino (www.patiofilipino.com/) one time years ago, and thought it was time to go back.  Forgot how big the portions were again.  The waiter, tried to cut us off while we were ordering….this sure is becoming a common occurrence!

the server recommended the shrimp appetizer…which was in deed delish…nice and hot on a sizzling platter!

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Gambas al Ajillo | shrimp and bell pepper sautéed in olive oil, garlic, paprika; served on a sizzling plate

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Chicken (or/and Pork) Adobo | simmered in soy sauce, vinegar and garlic sauce topped with fried plantain

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Mmmm…Garlic Rice

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Kare Kare* | oxtail, tripe, eggplant, green beans and bokchoy cooked in thick peanut sauce — Actually wasn’t too fond of this dish..I think it was the peanut sauce

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Sizzling Bangus Sisig* | boneless shredded milkfish topped with spices and served on a sizzling plate — I liked this one too! Sour and Crispy flavors!

Even though we were stuffed and had an excess of leftovers..I was still being a little greedy…I saw the halo halo in a coconut and I couldn’t resist…….is it weird that the halo halo I like the most is still the one from Jollibee??  Theirs has flan, different ice cream flavors, different jellies..it’s a like a dessert party!

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Buco con Seta | Halo-halo served in a fresh, young coconut with ice cream

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a few yummy lunch time eats as well……..

Randomly stumbled upon this place near SW’s work one day….

Prime Dip Sandwiches (www.primedip.com/)

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I ordered the Crap Dip, and SW got the Prime Rib Dip.  Both came on a nice toasted bun and with a side of mash potatoes and gravy.   They were quite good.  My crab dip was almost was as good as Crazy Crabz at the ballpark….yes.  I’m still talking about that damn sandwich hah

Another random find…(I’m excited about this one!)  This brunch place just opened close by also!  We went there on a Sunday, and surprisingly there was no 1hour+ wait like a lot of the other brunch places in the city.  + One Star for that!

Market & Rye (http://www.marketandrye.com)

Their brunch menu looked Soooo good!!

We ordered…

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Summer Strawberry French Toast -Housemade Sweet Dough Bread, Maple Syrup, Strawberry Cream Cheese Butter, Basil

this came out first and the scent was so amazing….and it tasted amazing as well!

SW got the:

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24-Hour Beer Braised Beef – Sunny Side Egg, Charred Onion, Griddled Molasses-Cornbread, Pickled Cherries, Jalapeno Salsa Verde

and me with my burger cravings still, got the:

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M&R Wagyu Beef Burger -Bacon, Housemade 1000 Island, Fried Egg, Cheddar, Brioche,
served with French Fries

I see these in their condiment basket….and of course I had to try it 😛

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The food did not disappoint!  Although the hot sauce labeled with ‘XXX’ could have been spicier. Nonetheless, I’m looking forward to going back!

We also stopped by Perilla (www.perillasf.com), the garlic noodle restaurant of the popular PPQ restaurant chain one day for lunch.

“Generous” portions….love them garlic noodles.  People I spoke to afterwards might not have tho 😛

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From the left:

GRILLED PORK ROLLS
Soft rice paper rolls filled with
charbroiled pork, lettuce, mint leaves
and vermicelli noodles

CHARBROILED PORK
Tender pork slices, marinated
in garlic & pepper & GARLIC NOODLES

FIVE SPICE CHICKEN
Tender and moist, boneless leg quarter & GARLIC NOODLES

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