From the monthly archives: November 2013

If you’re staring at your huge turkey and dreading the idea of hours of watching the bird in the oven, why not chop up your turkey and make turkey paella?

I’m a big fan of paella, and while this isn’t an authentic Spanish dish, I like the versatility of paella where you can cook your […]

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MARSHALL, Calif.
There’s an old rule that the best months to eat oysters are the ones that end with “r,” such as September, October, November and December. That’s because oysters develop and taste best when the waters are cold.

But in the Bay Area, we can enjoy raw oysters year-round because our temperate cool […]

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The Mission Bowling Club is probably one of the most unusual places to grab some food in the Bay Area.

Building on the retro trend of upscale bowling alleys, Mission Bowling in the city’s Mission District is an intimate spot with six bowling lanes and a food program headed by Chef Chris Kiyuna. (When the […]

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The Castro has finally become a dining powerhouse in recent years, with restaurants like Frances and Starbelly moving in. And in the last year, new spots like Fable, Hi-Tops, Slider Bar, and Super Duper are bringing the variety.

The latest, Pesce, is a transplant from Polk Street and takes over the […]

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Michael Mina is one of San Francisco’s most esteemed chefs, and his Financial District restaurant is a shining star in a city where fine-dining menus (at price tags more than above $100 and closer to $200) are taking all kinds of form.

Mina, who has grown from his time at Aqua (which is now home […]

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I’ve been a tea lover for years, and in the last couple of years I’ve been obsessed with milk tea such as Hong Kong milk tea and Thai iced tea. So when I received an invite for a special event involving milk and tea, I was so there.

The event last Wednesday was sponsored by the […]

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When I visited my Mom last month in Honolulu, I planned to shoot a cooking video that I had wanted to do for years. I asked my Mom to show me how to make joong.

Joong is one of those Chinese delicacies that is often made at home, and rarely bought from the stores (although […]

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HONOLULU
On Oahu, the dining scene has always been bright in Kaimuki, a residential area on the east side of town near the University of Hawaii. But during my last visit, it seemed like Kaimuki is THE place for eating as everyone undoubtedly would recommend a restaurant in the area.

One of the most popular […]

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