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Recent Highlights

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Yes, I’ve been a negligent blogger yet again.  The main excuse this time is that I was at a conference for the past 5 days, and therefore very busy. But I didn’t forget to take food photos!  The following is a mish-mash (a food mash-up?) of recent eating activity:

Saturday, December 6th: Rockridge Cafe
The Rockridge Cafe is a solid brunch place with reasonable prices, and more importantly, a reasonable wait.  Their menu is comprised of classic brunch dishes, like omelettes and pancakes, with the occasional flare, like french toast made with challah bread, or Mexican-style breakfast dishes, like chilaquiles.

Avocado quesadilla with hash browns

Avocado quesadilla with hash browns

Challah French toast and real maple syrup, with sausage and eggs

Challah French toast and real maple syrup, with sausage and eggs

Wednesday, December 10th: Daimo
On this particular day, I convinced my coworkers to play hooky for the afternoon.  We went bowling for $1/game at the Albany Bowl, followed by karaoke Asian-style (in private rooms) at the Music Tunnel.  Afterwards, JY, IP, and I enjoyed some Chinese food at Daimo, one of my favorite Chinese restaurants in the area.  The portions are huge, the food is well-seasoned and authentic, and because it’s usually packed, it’s great for people watching.  The three of us shared two dishes and we were stuffed.

Walnut Prawns

Walnut Prawns

Pea sprouts

Stir-fried pea sprouts with garlic

Friday, December 12th: Casa Latina
JL helped me run an errand mid-morning, and as we had the City CarShare car for another 45 minutes, we decided to make a quick stop at Casa Latina, a Mexican bakery and restaurant.  We both got the tamale plate, though I’m only showing JL’s because hers came with a prettier red sauce (photo taken on my phone).  Even though we were really full, we couldn’t resist buying pastries on the way out.  JL bought a custard-filled dessert, while I chose the apple pastry.  I’m sorry to report that there aren’t any photos of the desserts, but the apple thing was delicious.

Chicken tamales with red sauce, served with rice, beans, salsa, and guacamole

Chicken tamales with red sauce, served with rice, beans, salsa, and guacamole

Friday, December 12th: Osha
After my haircut in downtown San Francisco with SB, BB and I went to get dinner at Osha, one of a small chain of Thai restaurants in the city.  It is slightly pricey for what it is, but the ambiance is good and the food is solid.  We started with fresh rolls for the appetizer, and moved on to green curry and Thai spiced fried noodles for the main course.  The rolls were unique in their texture; the skins were thicker than at most restaurants, and the presentation was nice.  Neither BB nor I felt the green curry was anything special (and therefore, undeserving of posting here), but we both agreed that the noodles had a nice kick.

Fresh rolls at Osha

Fresh rolls at Osha

Thai-spiced fried noodles

Thai-spiced fried noodles

Author: Jen

Howdy! My name is Jen and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to eat, run, and blog, but not usually at the same time.

One thought on “Recent Highlights

  1. Casa Latina has the best Mexican pastries and delicious tacos and tamales. Love it.

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