On the way home from Big Basin State Park, I stopped by Half Moon Bay, another well-known place not too far away from San Francisco that I’ve been waiting to visit. There’s supposed to be amazing surfing at Half Moon Bay, but I’m not a surfer so I decided to go and visit the small town center that is Half Moon Bay. It was a quaint little place with some neat local shops. They even boast that their downtown shops are very unique! One of these unique places is San Benito Deli, which serves up sandwiches and that’s pretty much it (aside from one soup and pre-made salads). We decided to try their sandwiches, which are supposed to be delicious thanks to their homemade bread. Well, I would agree … they are delicious! Yum! I was a little disappointed they had run out of their specialty bread of the day though: Olive Walnut, so we could only choose from French Bread or Wheat. Even still, if you ever find yourself randomly in Half Moon Bay’s quaint downtown, I would totally stop by San Benito’s and get yourself a sandwich!


Welcome!


Ordering in this tiny shop


Egg and Avocado sandwich on French Bread


Egg and Avocado sandwich with Jack cheese on Wheat Bread


Half Moon Bay

I’ve apparently been spending a lot of my eating out times in the Mission lately. It’s just so easy to get to the Mission from my new apartment now (literally there’s a bus stop outside my window). My friend is visiting the states from Malaysia so we met up in the Mission and explored Mission Dolores Park for awhile before heading over to Valencia to find some eats. We ended up at Udapi Palace between 21st and 22nd streets. Udapi Palace serves south Indian dosas and uthappams. We both tried different dosas. His had spinach chutney and paneer while mine had spinach and spiced potatoes. I would say both turned out quite delicious. As someone from Malaysia who has grown up around many South Indians, my friend said that the dosa flavors seemed like authentic. Neat-o!


Giant dosa

{sf} love for burma love

April 22, 2017

I haven’t had Burmese food that many times, but I love it. There seem to be quite a few places in San Francisco to get this type of Asian food now and I’m excited that people now have access to more types of Asian cuisine. Just earlier this week, I had a chance to visit Burma Love in the Mission on Valencia. Just a block north of the crazy of where most of the restaurants on Valencia area, Burma Love is a bit set apart, but it’s quite the draw for people looking for something a little different. Of course I had to start with meal with Tea Leaf Salad, which is such an interesting mix of textures and flavors unlike any other salad you’ve ever had before. Then I tried the Moh Hinga (Catfish Chowder Noodle Soup), which is a fish chowder with rice noodles, ground catfish, onions, cilantro, lemon, and topped with chili. All so yummy!


Tea Leaf Salad


Ingredients to go into the Fish Chowder


Fish Chowder

The other day, my school’s art teacher wasn’t in so we had a substitute art teacher. The regular art teacher loves my class though so she actually invited a special guest from the District’s visual art department to teach my class art. This teacher is really something special. She bought all kinds of fruits and taught the students to watercolor them. I was entirely blown away by how detailed some of the fruits came out looking. I really thought they were going to just draw circles (for apples and oranges) and triangles (for strawberries)!


Student 1


Student 2


Student 3

{sf} wraps @ souvla

April 18, 2017

There’s a new Greek wraps and salads place that opened up on Divisadero a couple of months ago that I’ve been waiting and waiting to try. Souvla doesn’t offer that many things, but what they do offer is just so delicious! They have wraps and salads that you can order with either pork, chicken, lamb, or veg (sweet potato). Beyond that, they offer a few sides, some greek frozen yogurt, and wine, but that’s pretty much it. I love places with few options. So far I’ve only had a chance to try the veg option, but I’m super excited to go back and see what the lamb is all about!


Waiting for some Greek food!


Veg wrap


Veg salad