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Dine about Town 2011 January 11, 2011

Filed under: Food — vivaliving @ 10:08 pm

Hello friends –

Dine about Town 2011 is in San Francisco again. Yeah!

Dine about Town 2011

Check out the link below for the participating restaurants!

From January 15 to 31, 2011
2-course lunch for $17.95 or 3-course dinner for $34.95

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Kiss Seafood – another good Japanese restaurant in SF October 17, 2010

Filed under: Food — vivaliving @ 9:25 pm

As I mentioned in my old post Eiji serves very good Japanese food in SF, I love Japanese food.

Recently, I ate at Kiss Seafood in SF Japan town which I heard lots of good things about the dining experience there. Chef Omakase Special Dinner (with 5 plates) and Chef Special Sushi are the two items that I ordered. The portions are small, but good. Check out my food pictures!

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If you want a Japanese fine dining experience, give Kiss Seafood a try. Remember to make reservation. The restaurant only has 12 seats in total. If you don’t make reservation, I am sure you won’t be able to eat at Kiss Seafood.

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Dine about Town Dinner @ Vicoletto July 13, 2010

Filed under: Food — vivaliving @ 8:01 pm

Vicoletto is another Dine about Town restaurant that my hubby and I had dinner. Below is the list of food that we tried.


Mozzarella Burrata: voted best burrata in Italy, imported from the southern Italian region of Puglia. Served with cherry tomato and arugula salad. This is very yummy!!!
Mozzarella Burrata

Salumi: San Daniele prosciutto, sweet coppa, and Felino salame


Ravioli con aragosta: house made lobster ravioli, sautéed prawns and cherry tomato brandy cream sauce
Ravioli con aragosta

Tagliarini al nero di seppia: house made squid ink pasta, fresh Monterey squid, bay scallops, bread crumbs in a light cherry tomato white wine sauce
Tagliarini al nero di seppia


Raspberry panna cotta
Raspberry panna cotta

Soffiato al cioccolato: soufflé style chocolate cake with crème fraiche gelato
Soffiato al cioccolato

I enjoyed the food here, but the portion is a little bit small. If you are a light eater and love Italian food, give Vicoletto a try.

550 Green St
San Francisco, CA

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Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream

Filed under: Food — vivaliving @ 7:29 pm

Hello friends,

I heard so many good things about this ice cream store – Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream. My hubby and I had a chance to try their interesting flavors recently. Below is the flavors that we tried.

1. Cole Porter (beer)
2. Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee
3. Thai Chili Lime
4. Miso Peach

We both love the Porter and Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee flavors.

Humphry Slocombe offers different interesting flavors every day. Some interesting flavors include foie gras, olive oil, peanut butter curry, boccalone prosciutto, … Try Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream if you love non-traditional ice cream flavors.

Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream
2790 Harrison Street,
San Francisco, CA 94110

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Scadinavia trip story #1 – Lagkagehuset on Stroget, Copenhagen June 16, 2010

Filed under: Food — vivaliving @ 8:41 pm

The first memory that come to my mind about my Scadinavia trip is the pastries that I got at a bakery place called Lagkagehuset in Copenhagen. I found out later that this bakery is a recently voted the best in the city.

Check out the wonderful pastries that I had at Lagkagehuset!
Lagkagehuset on Stroget, Copenhagen
Pastries @ Lagkagehuset on Stroget, Copenhagen (from Left to Right): Pandekage, Kartoffelkage, Jordbaerkage, Cupuccino
@ Lagkagehuset: Pandekage, Kartoffelkage, Jordbaerkage, Cupuccino

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Dine about town dinner @ E’Tutto Qua June 12, 2010

Filed under: Food — vivaliving @ 12:51 pm

I seldom eat out at Italian restaurants. The main reason is that pasta is often cooked at my household. What makes me decided to eat at E’Tutto Qua? The answer is that they offer “Squid ink pasta” which is something hard to cook at home.

The Dine about town dinner offers at E’Tutto Qua has lots of course choices. Below are the course choices that my hubby & I picked.

The first course(s) that we chose are “Capesante – Seared sea scallops with porcini mushrooms & truffle oil” and “Carpaccio di Polpo – Chilled slices of octopus with olives, capers, onions & lemon dressing”
The second course(s) that we chose are “Spaghetti Neri – Squid ink pasta with mixed seafood in a garlic, white wine sauce” and “Agnello alle Erbe -– Grilled lamb chops with fresh Italian herbs”
squid ink seafood pastalamb chops
The third course(s) that we chose are: “Tiramisù alla Banana – our new creamy banana tiramisù” and “Zabaglione con Fragole – Italian custard spooned over fresh strawberries”

I enjoyed the sea scallop and squid ink seafood pasta a lot. The lamb chop and banana nut tiramisu are pretty good too. Check out E’Tutto Qua if you are interested!

E’Tutto Qua
270 Columbus Avenue (Cross Street: Broadway)

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Dine about town lunch @ Anchor & Hope

Filed under: Food — vivaliving @ 12:28 pm

I want to try Anchor & Hope for a while. It happened to offer Dine about town lunch during June 1 to June 15. How can I miss this golden opportunity to try out this restaurant?

The Dine about town lunch menu @ Anchor and Hope offers 2 courses.
The first course that I chose is “Angels on Horseback – Smoked Bacon Wrapped Oysters, Remoulade Sauce”
@Anchor & Hope: Angels on Horseback - Smoked Bacon, Wrapped Oysters, Remoulade Sauce
The second course that I chose is “Shrimp Louis – Heirloom Beans, Olives, Arugula, Remoulade Sauce”
Shrimp Louis: Heirloom Beans, Olives, Arugula, Remoulade Sauce

I enjoyed the first course better. The fried oysters wrapped with bacon tasted very yummy. Check out Anchor & Hope (information below) if you are interested!

Anchor & Hope
83 Minna Street (Cross street: 2nd Street)

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