Category Archive: restaurant reviews

Hollywood: Vintage Booze at The Pikey

  The Pikey has launched a vintage whiskey list featuring bottles from the 1940s and on. I was invited to a special tasting that also featured the Pikey’s great food. The list has plenty of older… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: SKD Tofu House

  SoKongDong or SKD Tofu House was one of my favorite tofu houses in Koreatown. They and Beverly Soon Tofu were always the most respected tofu houses. SKD moved downtown to Little Tokyo… Continue reading

West LA: Ramen at Tsujita Annex

  When Tsujita came on the scene, legendary long lines kept me away from trying this ramen and tsukemen shop. Then they opened an annex shop across the street. I still didn’t make… Continue reading

SF: Breakfast at Homeskillet

  My last breakfast in San Francisco. Where should I go? I wandered around Union Square and spotted a diner. Perfect. Stepping into Homeskillet, I realized I was in some sort of newish… Continue reading

SF: Have You Eaten at Kin Khao Yet?

  On my last trip to San Francisco, I really wanted to try Kin Khao. The Thai restaurant is named after the phrase “kin khao” which literally translates to “eat rice” but really means,… Continue reading

Oakland: Brunch at Haven

One Sunday, we checked out brunch at Haven. Luckily we got a table with a great view of the harbor and all the folks walking back and forth from the farmers’ market. I… Continue reading

San Jose: Dim Sum at Golden Palace

  While researching the best dim sum spots in the Bay Area, my cousin who lives in San Jose recommended Golden Palace. We traveled to San Jose to sample this fairly traditional Cantonese… Continue reading

SF: Curry and More at King’s Thai Cuisine

  On my first night in San Francisco, we went to King’s Thai Cuisine (formerly King of Thai). The tiny hole-in-the-wall has spawned a few locations throughout the city. We went to the… Continue reading

Walnut Creek: Vietnamese Food at Pho Huynh Hiep

  Pho Huynh Hiep or better known as Kevin’s Noodle House is making a killing in the Bay Area. I recently went to the Walnut Creek location. I’ve been to one of the… Continue reading

Lafayette: Chinese Lunch at Uncle Yu’s

  The day after my suitcase was stolen in San Francisco, I found myself wandering around the sleepy town of Lafayette. I was tired, sweaty and lugging a huge bag of newly purchased… Continue reading