Kingdom of Dumpling and Ocean Beach

shanghai dumplings

It has been quite cloudy here in San Francisco for the past two weeks. There’s been little breaks of sun here and there for a brief time,┬ábut it quickly turns gloomy and cold. As I am daydreaming about wearing shorts or summer dresses, I am dressed in sweater weather, my Uniqlo black jeans, warm socks, and sneakers. I have to say that this chilly weather have made me very lazy about dressing up. I just want to be comfy and WARM. I have been quite jealous of other Bay Area cities who are getting sun and temps in the mid-70s and 80s this week. Alright. After that lengthy introduction, I wanted to post the amazingly nice weekend the hubby and.. Read More

San Sun (or…Pho Tam Duong)

egg noodle close up

It has been quiet gloomy and chilly here in San Francisco (well, the whole Bay Area) as the east coast is having their nice sunny spring weather. I guess they deserve it with the crazy winter they had. Yesterday was definitely a soup type of weather, so I went to San Sun for lunch. Before I start talking about my awesome wonton noodle soup I had here, I have to get two things straight. First, there’s two names on the awning of the restaurant – San Sun and Pho Tam Duong. We call it by the former because it’s in Chinatown and primary a Chinese joint with Vietnamese food. Also, if you google Pho Tam Duong, you won’t find it… Read More

Wise Sons

wise sons interior

Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen. Ah, this place has been on my list for a very, very long time. I’m so glad to finally try it last week. At their downtown location inside the Contemporary Jewish Museum, they have a “Downtown Special” which is a soup and sandwich combo. You get a bowl of matzo ball soup and a half pastrami, corned beef, egg salad, liver, or trout sandwich with potato salad or coleslaw for $13.75 (with tax it comes out to $15). As a first timer, I got the combo deal and went with the chopped liver sandwich. I know, you’re thinking, “Liver?!? Ewww.” I thought about getting the smoked trout but chopped liver just seem more of a classic.. Read More