Since dieting is back in the picture, my food excursions were somewhat limited. In settling in at the new job, a few trips outside the Bay Area, and a limited amount of time on the weekends, it’s been a little challenging getting out and about. That being said, I was fortunate to visit a number of new places in addition to returning to an old favorite.
After trying for almost two months to snag a reservation at Sushi Yoshizumi in San Mateo, I was successful in my efforts and Greg and I took a field trip down the peninsula for a traditional omakase experience. Not only was the fish delightfully fresh and delicious, it takes the cake for this month’s Food Finds. My foodie friend and I explored the glorious pasta at Seven Hills in Nob Hill, where we were treated to a visit from the head chef and some delicious dishes. After being on my to-try list for a long time, I finally made it out to Commonwealth in the Mission with my good friend. While we were mediocre on the entreés, the dessert really left a big impression! And then there was the trip to the ever-so-famous and fabulous State Bird Provisions. I swear I could go there every month and never get tired of it. And last but not least came the trip to the famous Asia sensation to grace San Francisco at Crystal Jade Jiang on the Embarcadero where I got to meet some of Greg’s new co-workers over Peking duck and dim sum.
For the April Favorite Food Finds, I’d label it as Appetizing April. With so many delicious and appetizing options, it certainly made it hard to find just one dish that I particularly liked. While I’ve had the privilege of having had a number of omakase experiences here in SF, we very rarely get the option of having amaebi, or sweet shrimp. I’ve only had this a handful of times in my life, and when I’ve had it, it’s amazing and delicious. Because of the rarity and deliciousness of the amaebi nigiri, it was a pretty easy choice to name this my favorite food find for April!
As always, check out my Yelp reviews for more in-depth reviews and photos from my dining experiences of some of the places mentioned here.
1. Carrot Taligatelle from Seven Hills
2. Rosewater Ice Cream with Strawberries & Pistachios from Commonwealth
3. Peking Duck from Crystal Jade Jiang Nan
4. Shot of World Peace from State Bird Provisions
5. Amaebi Nigiri from Sushi Yoshizumi