7/25/14: Teriyaki Express
1 Market Plaza, San Francisco, CA
Located at something you might call a food court-ish area near Embarcadero, Teriyaki Express offers quick, appetizing, and affordable lunches.
Today, we got Chicken Teriyaki plate ($8.95) that comes with a bowl of salad and rice; a Chicken Donburi Bowl which comes with miso soup ($9.95); and Unagi Roll ($7).
The chicken teriyaki is not made the usual way where in you cook the chicken then add the sauce while it’s cooking; this one is like they just cooked the chicken then added teriyaki sauce once the meat is in the plate/bowl already. As a fan and a house cook of Asian food, I think that the chicken teriyaki would be enhanced if they did it the conventional way. Just saying.
Nevertheless, we loved our meal generally. We even took some of our leftovers home. Hooray for big servings!
After our Arnis practice, we decided to go to Willow Center, Concord for lunch. Other than the usual resto style lunch, Off the Grid SF’s here from 10-3pm every Saturday to provide hungry customers with a variety of food trucks to choose from.
Today, we decided to try out Bacon of SF and Koja Kitchen.
We ordered The Belly Sandwich: it has pork belly, fried egg, and caper aioli. It tastes good! It seems more of a breakfast to me than just a regular snack. A bit pricey for its size, but the taste is worth it. $10.
It’s my second time trying their food so I can say that it’s one of the top food trucks on my listt so far.
We tried the Beef Koja Combo which includes the koja sandwhich, fries, and your choice of whether it’s a standard drink or the premium one. The Koja sandwhich… Well. It’s not made of your typical bread, rather, this one’s made of rice. Really Asian. Inside is the beef bulgogi with veggies topped with sesame seeds. The crisscut fries has special spicy sauce in it with beef and chives. It gets spicier as we take more bites from it. But good thing we have our San Pellegrino Blood Orange Drink, tastes like your fancy Royal Tru Orange Drink, and a can of coconut water. All that for only $17 with taxes. Seems a bit expensive, but our verdict is that your money’s worth the food.
7/18/14 - Sarku Japan @ Westfields Mall, San Francisco California
San Francisco is indeed a crowded city. Yes, there are a number of food chains and restaurants to choose from just to satisfy our hunger; however, this time, we wanted to have Japanese food - something cheap, but is also worth our money. While wandering around the mall, we caught a glimpse of this tiny resto. One of their employees gave out free samples of their Special of the Day, Chicken Teriyaki. It’s unbelievably tasty! Well, we ended up eating at the same place.
Deluxe Bento Box for only $9.99
Rice or Noodles
4 pcs Vegetable Tempura
2 Shrimp Tempura
4 pcs California Rolls
Two of us enjoyed the meal! Very sumptuous and savory! We’ll be back to try out their other specialties.
Sarku Japan was the first to establish the concept of Teppanyaki-style, freshly cooked Japanese cuisine in food courts. The restaurant prepares fresh “made-to-order” Japanese cuisine with high quality ingredients to provide a healthy, nutritious alternative to traditional fast food meals.
I’m planning a vacation to The PHL next month, and you know the weather in the islands during August, wet wet WET! Now you see, I plan to bring my favorite heavy duty canvas bag that i bought at a fair for $5 for walking trips and commuting around the capital, MNL. I saw this bar soap looking thing while browsing on amazon. There are actually tons of other stuff that i could have bought, which includes bottled waterproofing sprays, which i’m still actually eyeballing to waterproof my shoes. Yeah yeah I know, sounds like overkill, yeah whatever. The thing about this barsoap wax is, I could have actually applied my beeswax hairproduct on my bag to add waterproofiness, is that a word? I actually read reviews, that the wax enhances the look of the canvas, making it look more dignified in a rugged way, say like Indiana Jones, hey, he’s a doctor! So yeah, not only does it waterproof my already awesome canvas messenger bag, it enhances looks too! For less than $10, taxes and shipping not included lol! I’ll hopefully get a before and after post in the near future! Salamat po!