RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE – SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BAY AREA)

A Classic American Steakhouse and excellent service.

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Crab Cake – love this appetizer, it’s more like 1 serving … but good enough for appetizer. It has read lumps of crab meat, stack with avocado, cucumber and mango. Yummy!

Crab Cake

Crab Cake

Crab Cake

Crab Cake – look at the lumps of crab!!

Calamari – lightly crispy breaded and fried, serve with sweet and spicy sauce on the side. Hmm … just a normal fried calamari, not my favorite.

Calamari

Calamari

Crab Cake and Calamari

Crab Cake and Calamari

New York Strip Steak – served on a sizzling hot plate with butter. Steak was full of meaty flavors!

Rib Eye Steaks

New York Strip Steak

NY Strip - medium rare

NY Strip – medium rare

KIRIN CHINESE RESTAURANT – SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BAY AREA)

Located in the Outer Richmond area. It is a Chinese family style restaurant, don’t expect service, but expect like-homestyle cooking.

This place seems packed during weekend, we didn’t have to wait long.

Front

Front

Start of with complimentary house soup – some kind of Chinese veggie soup. It was okay.

Complimentary Soup

Complimentary Soup

Chinese Sausage with Lotus and Veggies 臘味小炒 – a very nice dish, like the crunchy veggies and saltiness of the Chinese sausage.

Chinese Sausage with Lotus and Veggies 臘味小炒

Chinese Sausage with Lotus and Veggies 臘味小炒

Squid with pickled mustard green 酸菜炒魷魚 – my favorite dish of the night. The pickled mustard green was perfect, not overly sour or salty, squid was cooked perfect, not overly chewy … love the wok-air!

Squid with pickled mustard green 酸菜炒魷魚

Squid with pickled mustard green 酸菜炒魷魚

Salt and pepper fish fillet 椒鹽魚片– a so-so dish, just typical fried frozen fillet with salt and pepper seasoning.

Salt and pepper fish fillet 椒鹽魚片

Salt and pepper fish fillet 椒鹽魚片

Complimentary dessert – I think it was taro tapioca dessert soup.

Complimentary Desserts

Complimentary Desserts

Dishes were reasonably priced and nice portion.

CHEZ MAMAN – SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BAY AREA)

I’ve been to this restaurant a few times, definitely one of my favorite little French bistro in San Francisco. Chez Maman do not take reservation, so get there early sign up, and walk around to kill time, its a little nice neighborhood.

Beef Tartare with Quail Egg – we ordered a small, but portion was decent. Perfect balance of capers and Dijon mustard, love it!

Beef Tartare wtih Quail Egg

Beef Tartare wtih Quail Egg

Beef Tartare wtih Quail Egg

Beef Tartare wtih Quail Egg

Escargot with parsley, butter and white wine – my favorite dish!! The sauce was very good, we literally finished the basket of bread dipping the parsley, white wine sauce!

Escargot with parsley, butter and white wine

Escargot with parsley, butter and white wine

Complimentary Bread – nice and warm, we finished the whole basket of bread dipping the escargot sauce.

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread

French Onion Soup – I was kind of disappointed, the cheese was not as golden nor crisp as other places.

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Assiette de Merguez with Harissa – I don’t remember exactly how this taste like, not a big fan of lamb.

Assiette de Merguez with Harissa

Assiette de Merguez with Harissa

Flat Iron Steak with French Fries – steak was perfectly cooked, tender! My fav flat iron steak!

Flat Iron Steak with Fries

Flat Iron Steak with Fries

Flat Iron Steak with Fries

Flat Iron Steak with Fries

Two locations, we always go to Chez Maman West. Definitely worth go visit.

Chez Maman West

Chez Maman West

SUZU NOODLE HOUSE + SOPHIE’S CREPE (SAN FRANCISCO, JAPAN TOWN)

We were looking for dinner in Japan Town. Basically all restaurants were packed, so we just pick one with the shortest line.

Suzu Noodle House, hubby ordered Shoyu Ramen – very disappointed, soup was very water down. It was 1 tiny piece of pork and 1 piece of bok choy!? Come on, since when does Japanese Ramen have bok choy!

Shoyu Ramen

Shoyu Ramen

Noodles were a little too soft.

Shoyu Ramen

Shoyu Ramen

I ordered a Spicy Miso Ramen – broth was watery too, and I had 1 spoon of spicy paste in the soup. The egg was hard boil. Very disappointed.

Spicy Miso Ramen

Spicy Miso Ramen

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Since I wasn’t satisfy with the dinner, I had to eat some sugary sweets to compensate …. good excuse!

Sophie's Crepe - always busy on weekends

Sophie’s Crepe – always busy on weekends

I ordered 1 crepe to share with hubby. Green Tea Ice Cream with Strawberry and Nutella, it was warm and cold … so good!

Green Tea Ice Cream with Strawberry and Nutella

Green Tea Ice Cream with Strawberry and Nutella