The Legendary Monte Cristo.

•April 12, 2009 • 1 Comment

Named as “one of the best sandwiches in America” by Esquire Magazine, the Monte Cristo of Canter’s Deli has gathered quite the reputation. Slices of ham, turkey, and swiss cheese are sandwiched between 2 slices of french toast. Covered in powered sugar served with a side of cranberry jam and fruit cocktail, how could I resist giving it a shot?

The plate came… It looked beautiful.

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The photo doesn’t do the aesthetics of this sandwich justice…

Unfortunately, despite the hype… The delectable looking Monte Cristo was quite a disappointment. As I’ve also read in another review, the sandwich was a lot drier than I would have expected. With alternating ham and turkey layers, I came to find that there was just way too much meat in the sandwich, that it overpowered any complementary flavors that the french toast and swiss cheese may have added.

After eating the first 1/4 of the sandwich… I had no interest in having anymore.

So… I got this instead.

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Oh yes… The corned beef reuben!

Although it doesn’t match the reuben from Magee’s, it definitely compensated for the earlier disappointment. I don’t know if my obvious disappoinment was noticed by the waitress, but the reuben that she brought over was even better than the last one I had from Canter’s. It was juicy, fresh, and oozing with flavor.

The waitress proceeded to give us a couple of free chocolate-chip Rugelachs on the house.

So… Despite my dislike for the Legendary Monte Cristo, Canter’s definitely made it’s way back up my list of awesome restaurants with their delicioius reuben, rugelach, and of course… the kind service.

Trixie.

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This Shit Made Me Hungry/Want to Barf on Your Face.

•April 12, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Nothing personal. It’s just how I feel.

Watch this video to see how one of the most common food we eat is made.

I’d still eat it.

Calz1 & Trixie.

All This Talk of Rare Sharks is Making Me Hungry.

•April 11, 2009 • 1 Comment

A rare Megamouth shark discovered off of the coast of Donsol was caught by Filipino fisherman and… Well… They ate it.

Check out the article!

Oh, and here’s a recipe for Kinunot. Just in case you come across a rare shark of your own.

There’s nothing like catching a fish big enough to feed your family… your extended family… your friends… your enemies… all at once!

This article cracked me up. Feeling like I could relate, I recalled a snorkeling trip I was on with my brother, pointing out to every fish in sight and asking him if we could eat it.

However, as humorous as this article may be, another interesting observation is the lifestyle led in 3rd world countries. While many people may frown upon the act of eating a rare shark, commenting on the ignorance of these fishermen, what they fail to recognize is the quality of living that these people may have to face daily. Survival can be difficult, and food often scarce, that the preservation of rare animals doesn’t often take priority over one’s own survival.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t still find all this pretty fucking funny! Us Filipinos do looooooove to eat. 🙂

Trixie.

apple eats eve.

•March 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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A quick profile.

•March 11, 2009 • Leave a Comment
by Erte, 1983.

by Erte, 1983. If I was art, and this dude was a chick, it would be me.

San Francisco Treats.

•March 11, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Top Five Reasons to Spend Money in SF:

1. Michael Mina.

Why its fucking awesome:

At Michael Mina, food isn’t just served-its explored. The one at the Westin St. Francis Hotel is pricey, but its damn worth it. One of my favorite reasons why is because of the way they allow you to experience the different ways a food item can be prepared. Lets break it down.

           -meal item: Duck

           -cooking style: three different ways: ex:

Liberty Valley Duck ~ Foie Gras 

  • Breast, Parsnip Purée, Star Anise Jus 

  • Seared Foie Gras, Pink Lady Apples, Laird Brandy Gastrique 

  • Leg Rillettes, Apple Butter, Mixed Greens 

           -presentation: a tri-sectioned porcelain plate, each section filled with a version of the meal item. 

2. Barbambino

This little bistro in the Mission area will trump any other pasta you’ve had.. unless you’ve been to Italy. Also proof that taste doesn’t have to be complicated to be amazing. Three things:

          1.   Pasta Pomodoro.

Simply basil and the FRESHEST tomatoes ever. with angel hair pasta. don’t be jaded by the lack of ingredients… the fact that everything is freshly made makes it a memorable and savory meal. 

           2.  Sourdough toast with poached egg and freshly shaved parmesan

           3.  Eggplant Parmigiana balls.  

3. Bong Suk

Upscale Vietnamese cuisine. The menu is even organized by region. Interesting flavor combinations, and the rare experience of eating ginko nuts whole.

They make a persimmon and wild mushroom salad. And their spring rolls are served with mint and basil leaves, with a very different sweet and sour sauce… one of the few times I have actually wanted to eat pork. 

They also make this chicken dish using five spices, served with mashed plantains and fried rice pancakes. 

menu is changed daily, so each dining experience is unique.

4. Limon

I’ve only been twice, but the food here is still on my mind. Armenian style. Best Empanadas EVER.

5. Zuni

Famous for roasted chicken and bread salad. The chicken in particular takes 45 minutes to make, as it is slow roasted over the bread, so that the bread absorbs the chicken juice. 

Cookbook author Judy Rogers suggests that you save the leftovers from this particular dish, and use it in a risotto. 

I love meals that keep giving. Gives you more reason to pay a little more… its like meal grocery.

Toy Food.

•March 11, 2009 • Leave a Comment

If you’re like me… Aka. A person who eats anything and everything in sight… as long as it looks edible… Then this video may be for you.

Who’s comes up with something like this?! I thought it was pretty cool.

Trixie.