January 28, 2015

Roka Akor

This past weekend, we had dinner at Roka Akor in San Francisco. It was Restaurant Week so we had the option to order off their $40 dinner prix fixe menu.

We had drinks downstairs at Roka Bar before dinner. On Sundays they serve $1 oysters at the bar, but they didn't have any on the day we were there.

Awesome bar setup, look at that huge chunk of ice
Roka mule - vodka, lime juice, homemade ginger beer
After some drinks, we headed upstairs for dinner. Everyone in our group ordered off the prix fixe menu, and we added some sides to share.

Sashimi chef selection - hamachi, salmon, and sea bream
Wagyu sirloin with grilled bone marrow
Japanese mushroom hot stone pot rice
Grilled sweet corn with butter and soy
Trio of cream puffs (chocolate, vanilla, green tea) with white sesame ice cream
Macarons to go
I particularly liked their bar downstairs. They make a lot of the mixers in-house and my Roka mule was really tasty. I would definitely come back for happy hour. They also serve the full menu downstairs.

The food was good but not great. The wagyu steak was a bit tougher than I expected, and the spicy sweet garlic soy sauce was just a tad too sweet for my taste. However, their bone marrow was amazing and I could've devoured an entire plate of just that. Their restaurant week menu was a great deal, it came out to ~$60/person without drinks. If we had gone on a regular night, dinner would've been ~$100/person plus drinks. 

I will definitely be going back for drinks and oysters!

January 5, 2015

Hello 2015

I spent my New Year's Eve flying back from Southeast Asia. Our last flight took off from Taipei at 11:30 pm, and we landed back in San Francisco at 6:30 pm, ready to ring in 2015 all over again.

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2014 was a great year. To another great year ahead!

December 9, 2014

Back from Taiwan

Had an amazing week in Taiwan with friends and family. I ate so much delicious sushi and Chinese food. It was so hot and humid that I forgot about the freezing cold temperature at home!

Here are some snapshots from my trip:

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I did not want to come back home. Counting down the days until my next vacation!