On Saturday, my cousins and I had dinner at Chotto, an izakaya located in the Marina area of San Francisco. I had wanted to try the food here since it opened (was it early or mid last year?). The dishes were on the pricier side compared to the izakayas in LA, but I was dining in the Marina. It shouldn’t have been a surprise. The food was good so I have no complaints. Okay that was a lie. I didn’t particularly care for the insane amount of cabbage that was sitting on the bottom of my bowl of ramen. Oh and was it weird that everyone in my family ordered their own bowl of ramen? I did quite enjoy the bacon mochi and the gyutan (it’s tongue, don’t judge me) though.
The lanterns separating our private room from the rest of the restaurant.
Kushiyaki Sampler (kamo, kyu, negima, tontoro)
Karamiso Tonkotsu – I added the egg.
I think I’m going to attempt to make the bacon mochi at home. Wish me luck.
3317 Steiner St. (btw Chestnut & Lombard)
San Francisco, CA 94123
Kosuke is a small ramen restaurant that is located next to the old Edwards theater on Main and Atlantic. I’ve passed by this place a few times but didn’t know they served ramen until my friends visiting from SF ate there a few nights ago. They liked it so much they had to eat it again before they headed home and I’m glad they did, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have had a chance to try the ramen until god knows when. One of the dishes that I thought was pretty unique was their truffle oil edamame. Not only was it delicious, it cost $4.75 and the chef only makes it if he feels like it. How do I know this? Well… when my friends ordered the first order, the waitress said she had to go ask the chef. He said “yes”. When we try to order a second dish, the waitress asked and the chef said “no”. Oh well. At least we got the first dish right?
Isn’t their tea pot the cutest thing ever? I think so.
The truffle oil edamame. Delicious. Good luck if you try to order this.
I ordered the spicy ramen with chasu and extra butter. Can you see the butter? So fattening but so delicious.
Kuro ramen with chasu and extra corn.
Ramen with chasu. No extra topping.
Grace and I had dinner at Sushi Ichi in Pasadena today. We ordered the sashimi plate, agadeshi tofu, and grilled shishito peppers. I obviously did not read the menu or the Yelp review close enough, otherwise I would have noticed that they served uni with quail egg. We missed out!