Chotto Izakaya

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.

Hakate Sarada


Kushiyaki Sampler (kamo, kyu, negima, tontoro)

Bacon Mochi

Agedashi Tofu

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


Amy & Travis

Amy and Travis tied the knot this weekend at the Gundlach Bundschu Vineyard in Sonoma. I loved how we had to walk through a cave full of wine barrels to get to the ceremony site. That was interesting. Then when you reached the end of the cave, there were pink umbrellas and strawberry lemonade waiting for all the guests. Yes there were wine too, but that had to wait until after the ceremony.

The bride and groom are pretty huh?

The food was delicious even if there was a minor bee problem.

I’m so glad that all the wedding cakes that I’ve been eating lately have all been really good. This one included. Although I’m a bit upset I didn’t get to try the chocolate layer.

There were a lot of dancing. Do you love the lanterns? I do!

I hope the cute couple wearing blue from my table will find a way to send me the bee video. Why didn’t I ask for their contact info?

Congratulations Amy and Travis. Thank you inviting me to celebrate this special day with you guys.