The Best Things I Ever Ate… in SF Bay Area (2010)

Here is a list of my favourites in SF Bay Area during my visit in 2010 in no particular order:

1. Angus Burger – Naglee Park Garage, San Jose, CA

This is one of the juiciest and most flavourful burgers I’ve ever tasted. Grilled to order, personally I suggest ordering it medium-rare. It comes with house made ketchup and wedge fries.

2. Chiu Chow Fried Taro Cake – Koi Garden, Dublin, CA

Surprisingly, this dim sum item is hard to find. Koi Garden is one of the few places I know of that serves the dish in this style. I’ve even tried looking for it at various dim sum places in Vancouver, Canada and have not had any success yet. Each cube of taro cake has a light, crispy crust on the outside with a hint of five spice and the firmer texture of the taro cake on the inside. There is a perfect blend of textures and flavours in every bite!

3. Koobideh – Paradise Kabab House, Redwood City, CA

This was my first Persian cuisine experience and it left me craving for more. The koobideh, which is a minced meat kabab, at Paradise was perfectly succulent and juicy. I haven’t managed to find koobideh elsewhere as good as Paradise’s yet. The grilled tomato and rice with saffron that accompanied the koobideh were also very tasty.

4. Pajeon (Hae mul pa jun) – Ohgane, Oakland CA

This is one of the best tasting pajeons that I’ve ever had. It is perfectly crispy on the outside and each bite contains lots of flavourful seafood filling.

5. Coconut Passion Fruit Lime Bavarian Cake – Tartine Bakery & Cafe, San Francisco, CA

This slice of Coconut Passion Fruit Lime Bavarian tastes heavenly. It’s a perfect balance of flavours. The passion fruit and lime gives it the right amount of tartness to offset the sweetness.

6. Salted Caramel Ice Cream – Bi-Rite Creamery, San Francisco, CA

This is the perfection combination of salty sweet goodness. There are so many flavours to choose from at Bi-Rite but I think the salted caramel is the standout.

The Naglee Park Garage
505 East San Carlos Street.
San Jose, CA 95112

http://www.nagleeparkgarage.com

Koi Garden @ Dublin
Ulferts Center
4288 Dublin Blvd Ste 213
Dublin, CA 94568

http://www.koipalace.com

Paradise Kabab House
2653 Broadway Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94063

http://www.paradisekabab.com

Ohgane Korean BBQ Oakland
3915 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611

http://ohganebbq.com

Tartine Bakery & Cafe
600 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

http://www.tartinebakery.com

Bi-Rite Creamery
3692 18th Street (@ Dolores)
San Francisco, CA 94110

http://biritecreamery.com

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