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San Francisco: Tamarind Prawns at Colibri

I dig this place.

Colibri Mexican Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants in downtown San Francisco. Ryan and I first went here for tapas on our third anniversary a few years ago. I had the chance to go back last month to try their lunch.

Pictured above are some delicious prawns drenched in a tamarind sauce with Colibri’s signature tortillas. The tortillas arrive fresh–delightfully fluffy and warm, yet still sturdy enough to hold copious amounts of sauced seafood. I always tell myself to not waste my appetite on tortillas, but I can’t keep my hands off them. It’s a challenge to not finish the whole plate before the food arrives, not to mention the three salsas that arrive with it.

Enough about tortillas. I had tamarind agua fresca to boot! Tamarind all round! Sure, why not.

Rice Noodle Soup I Made

Bihon noodles with ground turkey meat cooked in a cilantro sesame marinade, in chicken broth with soy sauce and minced garlic. Topped with chopped green onions, basil leaves, and crunchy fried garlic.

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It’s been a long day and I wanted soup. Time to prepare: 15 minutes and no recipe! Somehow it’s the best soup I’ve ever made. *slurp*

Seattle: Cornetto Dopio at Tutta Bella

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Seattle: Crepe Cafe and Wine Bar

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Vancouver: Best Potstickers – Hon’s

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Vancouver: Imperial Duck Roll

Vancouver: Next Noodle BarIt’s our first day in Vancouver and the energy in this city is pretty amazing. But first–my food highlight of the day: an imperial duck roll with avocado and scallions from Next Noodle Bar! The name is pretty self-explanatory, but I can’t figure out the doughy wrapping that pulled this wonderful appetizer together. In any case, I now believe duck and avocado are meant to be.