Sashimi is sexy
The Winter Fancy Food Show – the largest marketplace devoted exclusively to specialty foods and beverages on the West Coast, arrived in San Francisco for its 38th year. Food Fashionista was there to capture all the latest products and the action on the show floors. 80,000 items from 35+ countries and regions were represented by 1,300 exhibitors from all over the world.
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In a city packed with Chinese restaurants, you’d wonder if we really need another one. When they come in the distinct shape and form of Hakkasan, you’ll know this isn’t your average, typical Chinese dining room or fare. From the hugely successful London-based restaurant group arrives the newest arrival of the world famous Hakkasan destination at One Kearny in San Francisco. Indulge in Roasted silver cod with champagne and Chinese honey sauce and Truffle braised noodles with crabmeat and scallops. Hakkasan isn’t take-out Chinese. It’s take your date out to Chinese kind of food.
1 Kearny StreetSan Francisco, California 94108
If you find yourself craving dim sum in the East Bay, look no further than King Valley Tea House in Pinole. On Saturdays, there’s even a local, year-round Farmers’ Market right across the street where you can grab fresh produce, kettle corn, pizza, and artisan gifts. Who knew?
King Valley Tea House795 Fernandez Ave
Pinole, CA 94564
If you are craving a taste of Tokyo, but don't have the time or funds to get on that plane to Narita at the moment; a visit to Berkeley's Ippuku just may do the temporary trick. Specializing in Izakaya cuisine, this authentically-decored space with a Japanese aesthetic and staff serves items not standard on American restaurant menus. Expect to find bites such as Chicken Tartare and Bacon-Wrapped Mochi.
Although you'll notice that a visit to Ippuku can be drenched in all things Nihonjin (Japanese), you'll be reminded of the fact that you are in the Bay Area. Especially, when you see the repeated use of local ingredients. One such example, is the Matcha Affogato ( green tea over Straus Organic soft serve vanilla) dessert. I'm an avid fan of Straus, making special visits to San Francisco's Super Duper and Zero Zero just to order it. The combination with the matcha was a perfect Ippuku ending. The only thing that could've made it better, was maybe a small dollop of azuki beans with a few fresh mochi on top. Reservations highly suggested.
2130 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704