Vietnamese Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps (Sous Vide/Slow Cooker)
A humble cut of pork shoulder gets an umami-rich marinade and a 24-hour soak in the sous vide which renders it meltingly tender. The pork literally falls apart with the prod of a fork. It then gets sprinkled with brown sugar and blasted under the broiler to mimic that charred sweetness reminiscent of true Vietnamese street food eats. BYO little red stool.
Socola Chocolatier: Be My Valentine
One look at Socola Chocolatier’s whimsical mascot, a flying white alpaca named Harriet, and you just know that this won’t be your typical gourmet chocolate.
This Valentine’s Day, when the market crowds over with clichà© tokens of love, surprise your (guy, girl, self) with something witty, something sexy, something Socola.
Out The Door…Meh
Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup and the Sauteed Shrimp with Vermicelli, a steal deal for the Ferry Building in San Francisco, but kind of a jip for Vietnamese food.
Picnic in the Park: Saigon Style
A gorgeous, sunny, 78 degree Saturdayâ€¦in Novemberâ€¦in San Francisco. Time for a picnic in the park with some Lee's Sandwich!
Chilly Weather = Prime Phà²-Slurping Weather
When the sky is grey and the chilly fog rolls in off the bay, there is one thing that is guaranteed to make me feel better: a big fat bowl of hot phà² steaming in my face. After trolling Little Saigon in search of the perfect bowl of phà² tai, I am excited to report that Bodega Bistro has got just what I need.