In August 2013, San Mateo won Best Small Town for Food by Rand Mc Nally. There are so many restaurants in this small city. We tried several new ones this trip. Again, we should make it a point to try not to repeat and try new ones because there is plenty!
I have been eyeing this restaurant for so long but I always wait to get recommendations from friends and it never popped up. But since we like mediterranean, we decided to just go in on our own and we loved it!!! We love mediterranean! We have tried one oner good one as well in the area called Shaalizar
Previous entry: Shaalizar March 17, 2013
And I would say it is relatively healthier than many out there because it’s grilled, they use a lot of vegetables and grains and the best part of it all, it’s so tasty!
Meditteranean is always colourful
Samples of the dishes in the counter
Interesting Heinz Ketchup bottle that has a game
This is no healthy! But it’s so good with mediterranean food!!
Hummus of course!
Herbed lamb skewer!! SUPER YUM!!!
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The Ramen boys are in constant search for good ramen places in the Bay Area. This trip we were able to go to two. One was in El Camino Real across the Japanese grocery. Santa Ramen
When you are in demand, you can demand many rules!
Pork Cheek Ramen for James though he really always looks for Tsukomen which is hard to find
Another ramen place we tried. Triccie googled this for us
There was no line at all
This was their Tsukomen which I actually liked. I don’t eat Ramen so I would not know but I liked this one. I liked the crispy chicharon like topping that was on the bottom right bowl For now, the favourite in the Bay Area is still Ramen Parlor and I believe the line speaks for itself and its the favourite of many
Previous entry: Ramen Dojo Vs Ramen Parlor July 1, 2013
So happy to meet Tim Luym, A Filipino chef based in San FranciscoI wrote about him in the Philippine Star last October 16Click below to read online
More photos on the place
The menu! Very reasonable and with generous portions
Yummy S&P Calamari
Ube Tapioca bread pudding
Nutella Flan with Basil seedsMango mint Frozen Kuhsterd
The bill which came in an old encyclopedia
When you are in the Bay Area, do visit the Attic and support our fellow Pinoy! Tim Luym!
Andy took us to dinner in Redwood City in Donato Enoteca! We had a wonderful dinner. Thank you Andy!!!
Sorry it’s dark because the place was romantic
18 Months aged prosciutto, Giardiniera, and tortino of Grana Padano. I love the Tortino!!
CALAMARETTI E FAGIOLI
Fresh Monterey Bay calamari, “Bianchi di Spagna” beans & mache lettuce
CAPONATA E BUFALA
Sicilian “caponata” of eggplant, pine nuts, peppers & onion;
imported “mozzarella di bufala” & carta musica
BRANZINO E FAVE
Sautéed Mediterranean Sea bass filet or whole Iacopi farm fava bean puree & soave wine sauce, layered potato “origanate” 28
PIZZA SALSICCIA E FUNGHI
Homemade spicy sausage, mixed mushrooms, tomato & fresh mozzarella
RISOTTO CON PANCIA DI MAIALE
Carnaroli risotto parmigiana, roasted niman ranch pork belly
Chocolate, espresso, lady fingers and mascarpone
Very reasonable Italian food and very good This place was also recommended to us by our cousin, Rissa
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Loving my new Skechers Go Walk 2 shoe!! Firstly it’s PINK!
And second, it is so comfortable!!!! This is going to be my gym shoe, my walking shoe and my travelling shoe!! LOVE!!! They use a yoga mat inside the shoe which explains the comfort and the bounce back feel. It also has Agion which is a technology built in to combat odor causing elements!!
Loving the other designs!! Both for Men and Women!