Riverside Seafood Restaurant Pork Belly

Riverside Seafood Restaurant in the Sunset District

  Social media being what it is — a lot of the restaurants I end up visiting are because some friend out there posted something wonderful to their profile. In this case, Riverside Seafood Restaurant came onto my radar because fellow food aficionado and comrade Sir Albert Cheng posted one exquisite, drool-inducing shot of pork belly and it popped up… Read more →

Great China Restaurant Double Skin Yang Jang Pi

The Mighty Great China Restaurant in Berkeley

The All-New Great China Restaurant One of the things I enjoy most these days are the occasional dinners where many close friends get together. Amidst busy lives and commitments, after spending our twenties and much of our thirties together inseparably many days per week, it’s becoming harder and harder to gather as a large group for dinner. So when we do, that… Read more →

Myung Dong Tofu Cabin

Korean Cold Noodles (Naengmyun) at Myung Dong Tofu Cabin

Let me explain something about the San Francisco Bay Area. Ironically, the further south, north or east of San Francisco you go, the less this actually applies because unlike the city, the weather will get pretty consistently hot there, hitting 90 easily on summer days. So they, unlike us, have something called air conditioning. Anyone I know who pays approximately… Read more →

Recipe for Kimchi Fried Rice

Always a Treat: Kimchi Fried Rice Recipe

About Kimchi Fried Rice   Kimchi is really a fascinating thing. Someone who has never tasted it can easily be overcome by the pungent aroma that kimchi gives out. That pungent aroma is a blend of fermenting cabbage, garlic, ginger and lots of chile peppers. To anyone who has even once truly enjoyed kimchi, and realized how to eat kimchi,… Read more →

taste of potrero event

Event Review: Taste of Potrero

When you walk into an event and this is the first sight you see, you become pretty convinced that this evening is going to rock. I was invited and hosted to Taste of Potrero by my friends, Kathy and Frank. When she first reached out to me, hearing a little bit about it and how it was to benefit the… Read more →


Grace on KGO Show “Cook with Ryan” with Chef Ryan Scott

Tomorrow, I’ll be on the “Cooking with Ryan” show with the always entertaining and energetic Chef Ryan Scott.    With a huge following from his appearance on Top Chef where he represented the San Francisco area, Chef Ryan Scott is busy from coast-to-coast these days, between shows in California and his appearances on the TODAY show and Rachael Ray Show, and hosting FOOD RUSH on the… Read more →


Hype or Substance: Akiko’s Restaurant in San Francisco

  Until recently, my only experience at this restaurant was a couple of years ago when my girlfriend and I, after many (many!!) single malt scotches, strolled in to Akiko’s Restaurant to meet up with two other friends. I barely remember the meal, thanks to the scotch, except that it cost $250 per person. (Children: do as I say, not as… Read more →

Aged beef with shitake mushrooms and fermented turnip

Three Michelin Stars: The Restaurant at Meadowood

    There are two. Only two. In all of California, there are only two restaurants with the coveted three stars that Michelin doles out each year. You’ve got your two star restaurants like Benu and Saison, and then you’ve got many 1-star restaurants in a city like San Francisco, including Acquerello, Spruce, Gary Danko and La Folie — all restaurants… Read more →