Thursday, February 24, 2011


Sushi + Burrito = Sushirrito. The name says it all. It's basically a hand held sushi on steriods that looks like a burrito. I first heard about this small restaurant from 7x7 and told myself, what a great idea. No chopsticks needed for this kind of sushi. SF is really a place for foodtrepreneurs (foodie entrepreneur). We have Indian burritos (Curry Up now), Sisig tacos (Senor Sisig), Kimchi tacos (Namu, HRD), etc. It seems like we can make anything into some form of a taco or burrito. And so we can add Sushirrito to the list of SF's Asian+Latin fusions.  I'm not really a big burrito fan but I do LOVE Sushi. So today I get to try Peter Yen's exciting flavor combinations.

Fresh Fish

The works

So my lunch was half Three Amigos and half Mamacita Roll. Me and my wife split so we can taste two rolls. I suggest you pick a partner and do the same.

On the left is the Three Amigos roll which is Tuna, Salmon, Hiramasa with Avocado, shaved red Radish, Yuzu Tobiko, Asparagus and green onions. It was smothered with wasabi mayo which I really love. The other roll was the Mamacita Roll which has Tuna, shitake mushrooms, cucumber, avocado, radish and some crumbled rice chips which complimented the dish with its crunch. The sauce is the Mexican kabayaki which is kind of sweet. I like the Three Amigos so far. The flavors work really well together plus the wasabi gives it some kick!

Here are some other rolls that I will try on my next visit.

Crispy ebi - Tempura Shrimp, Shredded Crab, Plantains, Avocado, Cucumber and Sriracha crema

Latin ninja - Salmon, Mango, Avocado, Asparagus, Daikon Radish, Meyer Lemon, Pickled Red Onion, Cilantro with some ginger sauce
Sushirrito is currently open during Mondays - Fridays from 11am-3pm. Make sure to beat the crowd since the line could be long and can take up to 30 minutes. I'll definitely come back to this hidden gem and try more exciting flavors. Who knows, they'll fry the whole roll next time or even make something with Spam ("spam musubi").

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

First Farmer's Market Visit of 2011

So I'm back from my trip to the Philippines. I had a great time with friends and family and also the FOOD. I think I had my fair share of Sisig, Liempo, Bagnets and Crispy Pata. Yup they are all Pork and I have no regrets. Now it's time to see what's new and what's in season here in SF.

It is about 9 in the morning, Saturday, February 12, 2011 and the sun is out. It's a perfect day in the market. First stop Blue bottle coffee. I always have to have one whenever I'm here. It's one of San Francisco's finest coffee. Then I went to check out Dirty Girl together with Chris Consetino who's also shopping during that time! :) Here's what I found. The market is full of oranges, blood oranges, pommelo, fennel, burssel sprouts, green garlic, leeks, carrots, radishes and more carrots.


Delicata Squash

Green garlic - I thought it's green onions too!

Green garlic with Cowgirl's fromage blanc

Bloody oranges

Breakfast radishes

Purple flowers



I had a great time sampling what's in season. The green garlic and the blood orange were great.I also saw Frog Hollow Farms selling their Blood orange cakes. I went to the food stalls and the usual suspects are still there. Namu, Roli Roti, 4505, Hapa Ramen and many more.

The line for Roli Roti

Pork heaven

The Porchetta sandwich

Hapa Ramen's Pork belly

If you haven't been to the SF Ferry Building Farmer's market, here's a list things not to miss:
  1. Blue Bottle Coffee with a Belgian waffle
  2. Watch the cooking demo/samples
  3. Porchetta sandwich from Roli Roti
  4. Hamburger from 4505
  5. Mt. Tam cheese from Cowgirl Creamery
  6. Acme bread
  7. Alfajores from La Cocina
  8. Seasonal sorbet from SCREAM
  9. Bacon sausage from 4505
  10. Dirty Girl Produce

It's always a pleasure coming to the farmer's market especially on a nice day like this. Good food, fresh and organic produce, cooking demos and sampling all adds ups to a great shopping experience. This Farmer's market is truly one of SF's best food spot.