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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Napa Trip - May 2011: Day 4

Before our flight (again...) in the afternoon, my aunt took us to downtown Los Altos to this bakery/cafe she likes a lot.

Le Boulanger
301 Main Street
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 949-3429
Price: $

The bakery goods all looked really good.

I finally decided on the Sandwich & Salad Combo (petite size sandwich accompanied by a small salad: Roasted Portabella (portabella mushroom, jack cheese, roasted pepers, red onion, spinach, vinaigrette) and Primavera salad (fresh spring mix with walnuts, gorgonzola cheese, craisins, vinaigrette dressing). The ingredients were all really fresh. It was a nice, healthy lunch!

My sister and I got a Yogurt Parfait to share. It wasn't that great. But it was nice to have a lot of fresh strawberries in there.

My sister's bf got the Reuben (Sourdough Rye, turkey pastrami, swiss, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing)

My aunt got a bear claw for dessert. hehe. It was pretty good. Not super sweet.
Now it's off to the airport for the 2nd time...

So...guess what?!? The flight got cancelled AGAIN!! DAHHH! It's such a waste of time. From the time we checked in at the ticketing counter to walking to the gate was all of 5 minutes. And in that 5 minutes our flight was announced cancelled. WTF!! I guess we'll try again tomorrow!

Since we were stuck in Cali again, we decided to enjoy ourselves. We decided to take the train to San Francisco. I haven't been there since I was little!

We took the Cable Car to Fisherman's Wharf and stopped by a restaurant for some seafood! Dinner #1~

Sabella and La Torre
2809 Taylor St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 673-2824
Price: $$

There was a whole strip of restaurants but we decided on this one because it had the most people in it. That means it should be good right? hehe.

We were going to eat more later so we got some stuff to share.

Chef's Special Platter (Fried crab legs, scallops, prawns, oysters & clams; served with clam chowder and potatoes) $26.95~

I really wanted clam chowder and my sister really wanted oysters so this was a good option. She was able to substitute the clams for more oysters and get raw oysters instead of fried. The clam chowder came first with bread. It was AWESOME! I think we could've finished a whole pot of it. YUM!! The fried platter was pretty good as well. It came with tartar sauce which I love. They were all fried nicely. The scallops were cooked perfectly. Not at all overdone and rubbery. And my sister really enjoyed her raw oysters and cocktail sauce.

Our waiter was super nice and even gave us a couple suggestions on where to get some good sushi later!

After, we took the bus to Japantown. It was a cute little area and we found a place that specialized in Ramen! Sweet! Dinner #2~

1740 Buchanan Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 346-7132
Price: $-$$

We just got several things to share.

Vegetable Ramen (Salt flavor soup ith boiled vegetables - cabbage, onion, green onion, carrot and shiitake) $9~ For $2 more we added Extra Roast Pork. YUM!! The noodles were cooked really well and the roast pork was sooo good. There was lots of veggies in there as well. Really tasty!

Hamachi Sashimi (Yellowtail 6 pcs) $7.50~ This was a really good price for sashimi and the pieces were a decent size. It was super fresh!

Gyoza (Pan fried pork potstickers, 7pcs) $6.50~ This was fried well. The outside was nice and crispy and the filling had good flavor.

The service sucked at this place. Once we were seated, it was as if the waitress forgot about us. We had to flag her down to get menus, and waited a long time for our waters. But the food was really good. I would still go back for the food.


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