For our school’s annual Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration, we always have a beautiful display case. This year, the school decided to work together and have as many classes as possible work together to create posters. Our theme this year was Many Language, One Proud Voice so we decided to have every class pick a language spoken in Asia and create a greeting poster with it. My class chose Persian, which is mainly spoken in Iran and parts of Iraq. Since in long ago Persia there were beautiful tile work and mosaics, my class decided to create a tile mosaic (using paper). Each student had their own piece. I think it turned out pretty nice!

Salam, chetori? means Hello, how are you? in Persian.

Our poster


There was an interesting pop-up restaurant located inside a bar/pub in the Mission District that I had had my eye on for awhile. I was a little hesitant though because while some of the reviews talked about FOB Kitchen (a Filipino kitchen) being quite the delicious place to eat, other reviews made it clear that it was just not that special. I was disappointed to find that the latter reviews were accurate (at least for me). While I really wanted to love the Veggie Lumpia, Charred Eggplant Omelet, and Idaho Red Trout, I ended up barely liking them. In fact, most of it was fairly bland (except for the salads that came with the main courses). Of course, it’s possible that the meat dishes at FOB are better, but I didn’t end up ordering them so I am aware that my thoughts are probably a bit skewed. Nevertheless, I expected more from FOB Kitchen!


Veggie Lumpia

Charred Eggplant Omelet

Idaho Red Trout

A couple months ago, a friend and I were in New York City and were craving Asian food. We decided to try this noodle place called Tasty hand-pulled Noodles Inc – not the most creative name, pretty much sums up what they are known for. They offer both dry and soup noodles. We shared one noodle dish – the dry duck pulled noodles. I love hand-pulled noodles because the texture of the noodles is different than your ordinary boxed noodles and much more chewy! The noodle texture and flavor was good! Unfortunately, they were too greasy for our liking. I know Chinese food can be greasy, but I had higher expectations for this please. I would definitely go again and perhaps try the soup noodles – maybe those would be less greasy.

Not a very original name

Way-too-greasy duck noodles