Archive for December, 2011

Dec 10

Crabs, Crabs & Crabs, I Love Our San Francisco Tradition!

With delays and much anticipation, crab season has finally begun and everyone in the Bay Area has been enjoying the tradition of dungeness crab with family and friends! It’s no joke, people really have crab celebrations-from steamed, fried to stir fry! For $2.99 – $3.99 a pound for about 2 pound crabs, who can blame us!

So mom decided that it was our turn for our crab celebration! She steamed them the night before and put it in the fridge overnight, her recipe: simple cold crab. And the best part was that we each had our own to devour, there was no need to share! Instead of serving this with butter and lemon, we enjoyed ours with two different dipping sauces, one being soy sauce and jalapeños, and the other being soy sauce, sesame oil, hot paste and garlic! We also has chopped ginger to mix into the sauces! YUMMM! It was finger licking good!

The crab meat was so fresh and sweet! Now for us to enjoy crab season until next February!

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Dec 10

Gimme Some Big Mouth Burgers

Yes, I do love good burgers, so the hubby decided to bring me to Big Mouth Burgers, he seems to have visited quite often without me for lunch! We were there for dinner and I was hungry! I got myself the Hangover Burger, topped with fried egg which I was hoping to be a little more runny, bacon, American Cheese and Chipotle Mayo! Kent got himself a burger and added bacon with blue cheese!  For our sides, we upgraded to Sweet Potato Fries and Half Fries & Onion Rings, the sides were really crunchy! We both requested medium rare for the meat but it was more on the cooked side. The meat was not dry or anything, it was still moist, but not what we expected. He mentioned that the meat was usually cooked to order during the day, so maybe there are different chefs on different shifts.  Overall, the flavors were good and we’ll return!

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Dec 04

Spices & Spices at Chutney Restaurant

I love Chutney, and I can’t tell you how many times I think about grabbing food to go to bring home. I probably think about it everytime I pass by Jones Street. The restaurant is not located at the best locations in San Francisco, it is in the Tenderloin and there are lots of crazy loud homeless people roaming the area. We walked there from downtown and had to change paths here and there to avoid the really crowded homeless areas cause I was actually scared. But as scary as it can be outside, once you walk into Chutney, you will suddenly feel safe.  Maybe it’s due to the smell of the spices, the long line waiting to put in their orders or pay for what they just ate, the warm crowded space or the nice bus boys setting and cleaning one table after another.

It’s been a while since we’ve visited, and as we were walking there, all I could think about was the warm, creamy, spicy and sweet tikka masala. We ordered a lot for just two of us and EVERYTHING was full of spices and delicious, just the way I remember it! We had the Boneless Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Vindaloo cooked with Potatoes and a spicy sauce and Lamb Seekh Kabab which is ground lamb marinated in spices on skewers and cooked in the clay oven. Of course we had to get an order of the Regular Naan, Onion Naan and a Rice Pullao which is saffron flavored basmati rice.  As we enjoyed our hearty meal, we also enjoyed the sweet complimentary Chai.

Dip your naan in the tikka masala sauce and you will not want to waste any of it, you might even consider licking the plate at the end of your meal! Yes…it’s that good!

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