All posts tagged: lunch

Restaurant: Spice Queen

Review of Spice Queen – San Francisco 3809 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118 Price: $ Reviewed by The Husband. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post are solely his. He also takes all photo credit.   Today I am going to write about the $7.95 lunch special at Spice Queen. The advertising at the restaurant is a little deceiving because it appeared that we’d be getting the hot pot for $7.95, but it’s actually a lunch special. Nonetheless, my coworker and I were in the mood for some spicy food so we ventured here. The hot pot appeared to be similar to what they serve at Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot with a choice of broths and you order per item that you want. However, we wanted to save some money and got the lunch special instead.  In a darkly lit room, there was some nice Chinese decor. We sat in the main dining area and were served tea in these very nice, authentic, heavy clay tea kettles. The lunch special included a soup, which …

Restaurant: Muguboka

Review of Muguboka – San Francisco 401 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118 Price: $-$$ Reviewed by The Husband. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post are solely his. He also takes all photo credit. When walking inside, it appeared to be a small quaint, family owned store where most of the employees did not speak English. Our server was this very nice middle age’d Korean lady and took our order. They served some free tea and I decided to get the Bul Go Gee and Soft Tofy lunch special. At $15.95 for both dishes, I was able to enjoy “tender beef marinated in special sauce and soft tofu soup.” One day for lunch my co-worker and I decided to grab some Korean food. We decided to go visit Muguboka on Balboa Ave. http://muguboka.com/ Located on Balboa Ave between 5th and 6th Ave in the Inner Richmond, it was definitely within walking distance from where I worked. The dishes came with a variety of small dishes, 13 of them to be exact, ranging from kimchi …

Restaurant: China First

Review of China First – San Francisco 336 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118 Price: $ Reviewed by The Husband. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post are solely his. He also takes all photo credit.    Sometimes I forget to bring my lunch to work, and on this one particular day, I had nothing to eat. My boss (the one who was with me when we went to Burma Superstar) also did not bring a lunch. So we decided to go out for lunch together. There is this one Chinese Restaurant that is a staple for us. Located conveniently in the heart of Clement Gai, this Chinese Restaurant has stood the test of time. Many restaurants have come and gone, but China First is still there. For lunch, there is always complimentary pork bone soup. There are a few chinese vegetables and herbs boiled with some beef bones to provide a nice appetizer, which was graciously given to us on the house.  My boss and I decided to eat family style. For …

Restaurant: Urban Bistro

Review of Urban Bistro – Burlingame CA 270 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010 Price: $$ Reviewed by The Husband. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post are solely his. He also takes all photo credit. Urban Bistro, a pleasant, sit-down cafe in downtown Burlingame is where N and I visited next. Neither of us have been there before and we wanted to grab something good to eat for lunch. As you approach Urban Bistro, you can see the sign along the top side of the building with it’s “Soup” Logo. There is an outdoor seating area with some chairs and tables that are symmetrically placed. As you enter the bistro, there is a line with a counter, and all the food is ordered at the counter. The counter extends the length of the dining area with the chefs preparing the food there in the open for people to see. The ingredients all looked very fresh. There is a small water station with self serve water, cups and lemon if so desired. Behind the counter is a shelf of nice wines, which could be purchased. Decor on the …

Restaurant: Sushi Sam’s Edomata

A restaurant review of Sushi Sam’s Edomata – San Mateo 218 East 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401 A guest post by The Husband Disclaimer: Another entry by my husband. He’s a fast writer. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely his.  Nicole and I try to do a date with just the two of us once in a while just so we can still connect without O once in a while. Today for our date we decided to go to Sushi Sam’s Edomata in San Mateo. Located at 218 East 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401, it is one of the few restaurants in downtown San Mateo that has 4 stars and over 1650 reviews. We’ve been there several times and it hasn’t disappointed. Outside below the “Sushi Sam’s Japanese Restaurant” awning you come across the storefront which has several fliers posted against the glass as well as a blue “Sushi Sam’s Edo Mata” sign with a menu.  Inside the restaurant to the left is a sushi bar with some sake on the wall and a small sitting area. Walking to the …

5 things I packed for back to school

The Pre-Pre-School Edition My son hasn’t even turned 3 yet and he’s starting a full day-care program. I was sent a list of things to pack for him prior to his first day. It starts! The Back to School scurry has officially begun for our household. I recently made a back to school haul, so I thought I’d write a post about the kinds of things a toddler needs for starting school. I’m going to skip the entire list, and just focus on 5 items. I guess I’ll be reviewing some of these items. So its a list + review! 1. A Sleeping bag. This one was a new one for me. If your toddler is going to nap at their pre-school, you’ll need one of these. I quickly did some research online about toddler sleeping bags. My go to place was Amazon because where else would I get a specific item like a toddler napping/sleeping bag in such a short amount of time? I looked in other retail stores like Target, Toys R Us and Sports Authority …