5☆ 2/26/17 Poly Ann Ice Cream

A great place to get ice cream. Pretty reasonably priced for the city. Left in a nice neighborhood and makes sense why it has been open for so long.

Walking in you are greeted with three options. A basket of numbers where you can pick three flavors and decide where from there. The second option is spinning the wheel, and you get what flavor you get. Third option just the simply old-fashioned way where you pick your flavors.

With the selection, you can go as simple as cookies and cream ice cream to the end of the spectrum with gas leak Durian fruit.

-Atmosphere 5/5 – Great place in the neighborhood that it is in
-Service 5/5 – Staff is friendly
-Quality 5/5 – Great tasting ice cream made in house
-Price 4/5 – $3 for one scoop, $5 for two scoops

I would give this place a whopping score of 5/5.

Tip: Can get to sample the flavors before getting them.

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3.5☆ 2/26/17 Chicken’licious Noodle

Decided to cast upon this location after going adventuring for a new place for my typical Soup Sundays endeavor. Realized that I came across this while back when it was open as the sushi place.

Walking in you are greeted to the small and quaint place. Had the same seating arrangement as what it was before. Not a bad thing, but nothing to yell glamor about.

I ended up ordering the Crabmeat Tomato Noodle Soup. Which I do have to note does come with pork so take with a word of caution. Also ordered was the Curry Fish Balls and the Fried Chicken Wings.

The Curry Fish Balls tasted pretty average with a pretty simple flavor, so nothing to be all over about. Receiving the wings, they were crisp but tasted rather dry. Think it would have been better if they were glazed instead of being done on the side.

Getting the soup it came with some ground pork, and some pork blood so on the word of caution for people that only eat fish. The soup had a nice sour taste from the tomatoes which was quite different. It also had some mint on the side which continued that endeavor. The ground pork wasn’t a bad addition, same with the pork blood, but the crab meat didn’t have much flavor to it. Overall it could have been a bit the broth was good the other mixes in the soup were okay.

-Atmosphere 3/5 – Nothing special, but not too bad

-Service – 4/5 Was one of the few patrons in the place and they were fast and attentive

-Food Quality 3.5/5 – Probably will come back to see how the Chicken soup is. Appetizers were okay, and the Crab meat soup isn’t anything for me to rave about.

-Price 4/5 – Decent price for what it is worth

Overall I would say this is a place I would come back to try their Chicken Noodle Soup. I would also rate this place a 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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3.5☆ 12/18/16 Rock Japanese Cuisine

The ventures for a after Congee snack before dinner. Satisfying the craving with sushi and a delight.

Came by this place for a lunch session, and it wasn’t bad. As you walk up to the place it’s at the corner, and the door is on the side. Came here mid-day on a Sunday at approximately 2PM and got seated pretty quickly. There was no wait so there was no issues with that and got offered a water on the get go. Ordered the bento box and it seemed to be pretty good with value for $15 dollars. Tried the Mango Spider Roll and liked the texture of the tobiko with the avocado. Thought the Mango was a little too sweet. Also had the Jay Roll and the hamachi was fresh and flavorful.

Other Notes:

-Wings were pretty typical and just fried

-Gyoza was crisp

Mango Spider Roll

Avocado, cucumber, soft shell crab, wrapped fresh mango and tobiko on top.

Bento Box

Jay Roll

Unagi, avocado inside and minced hamachi on top then baked to perfection,topped with tobiko.

Chicken Teriyaki, Sushi

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4☆ 12/17/16 Corridor SF

Came to this place after passing by many times and figured it was a good opportunity to come after a show at the SF Symphony. Seems like an interesting place that had a very open design yet very modern. Situated on the bottom floor of the building it seems like a very welcoming place. Came here during their Happy Hour and they were offering beer, wine, and mocktails for $5. Started off food with their Grüner wine and some appetizers before the main course.

 

Thoughts on the Grüner wine. Never that type of wine, so it was enlightening to be able to try it. Being a White Wine, it’s flavor profile seems to be quite positive. Not as sweet as a Sav Blanc and a lot drier. Good for people who enjoy that type of thing, and recommend trying out once.

The Monkey Bread. A pretty decadent of fluffy bread topped off with some baked cheese on the top with a light layer of basil aioli.

The spicy meatballs were not as spicy as most people think. I would think the Tomato probably offset it, but it had a nice sweet sauce that would compliment the meatballs well. The croutons were crunchy soaked well in the tomato sauce.

Panning the horizon for the flatbread, it ended up tasting alright with the different dips. Felt the flatbread wasn’t too tasty and the sauces were decent but not as impressive as I would have thought.

Now to the entree. I ended up getting the Pan Roasted Salmon in medium rare compliment with cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and walnut pesto. Thought that the charring on the vegetables gave an excellent effect that would compliment the salmon well. Salmon was very flavorful and did not seem overcooked. Bringing it together was the Walnut Pesto which provided a bit of a nutty yet a bit of an earthy sauce to the food.

Overall I think it’s a good place to grab a decent meal which may be a little pricey. However, their happy hour provides a good value for beer and wine.

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