Category: Food

North Italia (One Paseo)

In our further adventures in the after-times return to normalcy, we checked out the patio at North Italia at the new Del Mar mall One Paseo. Even at 11 the whole place was buzzing with people. Note the especially long line at Parakeet – go at opening if you want to catch this one. North Italia has a huge wrap...

Qin West Noodle and HaiDiLao coming to San Diego

As we were strolling UTC mall La Jolla yesterday we ran across Qin West Noodle (opening soon). This place is already in LA’s Chinatown (near Ocean Seafood which I also wouldn’t mind going to again) with more locations near UCLA and UCI. Looks good!http://qinwestnoodle.com/  https://www.google.com/amp/s/sandiego.eater.com/platform/amp/2021/2/23/22297212/los-angeles-fast-casual-chinese-qin-west-noodle-westfield-utc-san-diego Reminds me of Xi’an Famous Foods, a regional Noodle shop in New York that opened...

Air travel 2021

“It’s so good to be back in our state”, said the lady in the bathroom stall next to mine. “Uh huh!” said her companion, agreeably. Covid doesn’t exist in airports. There’s no pandemic in the terminal. No 6ft separation in the security lineup. No distancing when Group 6 boards the plane. Every seat filled. Half the restaurants in the airport...

Mushroom Leek Pasta Gordon Ramsey

olive oil 8 cremini mushrooms trimmed and sliced Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 Garlic Clove peeled and chopped 1 leek trimmed, quartered, and sliced 1 cup chicken stock 4–6 lasagne sheets dried or fresh ½ cup (scant) heavy cream 2 Tbsp roughly chopped tarragon leaves Saute mushrooms in oil for a few minutes. Add garlic and saute a few more minutes. Add leeks (remember to rinse them) and cook til...

Ito En Jasmine Tea

Tea in America is still such an underground thing. Oh, you drink tea? Yeah, so do I! Kinda like having a tattoo or something. Of course in the Asian subculture in America, tea is everything and everywhere. I started drinking a lot of tea after we took a trip to Japan. We were getting lots of drinks from the vending...

A Tale of 3 Sushi spots

One was too slow. Kyodai Sushi (But the Baked salmon roll was yum.) One was not bad. Sushi Kami My favorite: Paradise Roll In: Tempura Shrimp, Krab, Avocado, Cucumber, Gobo Top: Seared Tuna, Green Onion, Sriracha (Soy Mustard) One was just right. Ototo Sushi The flavor is always very good and the menu is very creative.

Molinari Delicatessen (North Beach, San Francisco, CA)

I’m starting to realize that one of these San Francisco trips is going to need to be centered around the incredible eating in North Beach. On our walk back from Original Joe’s, we ran across Molinari’s, kinda by accident. Only one of the most famous delis in SF! Inside was a literal cornucopia of Italian foods, staffed by friendly old...