Category archives: things to eat

cali. mex. old. school. heaven.

  i’m just going to label this sf-cali-eastbay-mex style goodness because there are so many types of mexican food in the US now that trying to debate one over the other reduces me to tears (of hunger). also, i don’t know why you would end up in hayward, although it is 3rd to last stop on the east bay BART fremont line, so maybe you passed out on the way […]

Taing Yin Thar: Yangon eats

when you’re travelling you’re probably eating tons of street food, but sometimes its good to mix it up and sit down for a “real” meal (that’ll be less reliant on heavy grease, salt, and sugar to sell to the least-common-denominator customer). taing yin thar specializes in “national cuisine,” so their big menu represents all the different ethnic groups/foods of myanmar (well, maybe not so much rohingya food going on). anyway, […]

Les Trois Brasseurs - Beer and Eats in Eastern France

If I was a death row inmate, or Jesus, or death row Jesus, and I had to pick a last meal, it would be easy: A tarte flambée and a big-ass liter of blonde beer from Les Trois Brasseurs (“the Three Brewers”) in Strasbourg, France. Strasbourg, a city in the Alsace region of eastern France, is a picture-postcard combo of French and German styles, both architectural and culinary. A tarte […]

hamachi kama and uni

Hamachi Kama is better known as tuna collar.  Being the meat right next to the bone offers distinct fatty meat flavor.  When uni is fresh there shouldn’t be a fishy taste but a fresh sea water butter in your mouth. Individuals with texture in food issues beware of urchin. Hanami Sushi, Morgan Hill, California (south bay) Email this page

peruvian roasted chicken, sunset park style

i go to this sunset park staple for the roasted chicken and tostones. at full speed they usually have 15-20 chickens roasting away and you can order that half or whole with a side (habichuelas, arroz, maduros, etc).  i’ve noticed a lot of people eating the ceviche and lomo, and they do a pretty decent large serving of chaufa, peruvian fried rice, which i can say is filling. prices are […]

Torta heaven in sunset park

if you’re vegetarian, vegan, on a diet, suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, or planning on doing anything with the rest of your afternoon that might involve more than drooling through a nap, you may want to skip this place.  but if you’re gonna nap anyway and you’re in sunset park you might as well hit up Puebla Mini Marktet, a mexican sandwich paradise. for 8-9 bucks you can order […]

alidoro sandwich shop in soho. so. so. good.

this place is pricey, slow, small, and doesn’t give a shit if you like mustard. cause it’s not happening. they have white, wheat, sfilatino or tramezzino, focacciaa and semolina bread. And they frequently run out of those. They have a menu on their site here.  The sandwiches are big, extremely fresh and delicious. alidoro nyc: 105 Sullivan Street New York, NY 10012 Email this page

Jaffna food in Colombo

I didn’t know til I got to Sri Lanka that Jaffna had its own unique Tamil-yet-not-quite-Indian cuisine. The Tamil neighborhood of Colombo, Wellawatte, is the place to go. Right across from the Wellawatte beach (worth a visit for the urban beach scene) is Yaal. Tamil/Indian flavors mixed with standard Sri Lankan items (hoppers and the like). Tamil food = Hindus = vegetarians are psyched, lots of animal-free options. We ate here […]

Best pho in NYC chinatown

10 years of what started as a salt and pepper squid addiction eventually settled into a what might be a lifetime pho habit. i’m not saying i’ve tried every joint in NYC chinatown, but these 3 places have been on constant rotation for over a decade. and yes, i know west coast pho is amazing. and yes, i’ve been to vietnam. and no i’m not comparing anything to anything. these […]