explore: sushirrito

In my random wanderings through San Francisco a few weeks ago, fate directed me towards the coolest and hippest concept restaurant I’ve ever seen: Sushirrito! If you can’t already tell by the name, they make sushi burritos! Initially, I thought it would be typical sushi ingredients wrapped in a tortilla, but it’s essentially just one big sushi roll with unique fillings. So delicious, and so Californian.

Here, I ordered the Mayan Dragon, which features chicken katsu, potatoes, cabbage, pickled cabbage, and spicy curry.

explore: civic center farmers’ market

The other day I went gallivanting around San Francisco to celebrate the end of exams. My original intent was to find a certain thrift shop, but my poor sense of direction successfully managed to hinder this attempt. (Slightly) disheartened, I decided to find something else to do; in other words, walk around until I encountered something interesting. Thanks to my aimless wandering, I found myself at the UN Plaza and the home of this lovely farmers’ market!

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It had been a few years since I’d last been to the market, so I was really happy that I managed to get there on a day that it was open. The market has lots of vendors selling little trinkets, jewelry, clothing, and produce. Towards one end of it, there were also a few delicious smelling food trucks. For anyone looking for a place to get their last-minute holiday shopping done, check this place out! The market is open on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays — rain or shine.

explore: cinnaholic

If you couldn’t already tell by the name, Cinnaholic is here to cater to all of your gourmet cinnamon roll hankerings! (Trust me, this is not your local shopping mall Cinnabon.) Not only do they sell freshly baked cinnamon rolls, but they are fully customizable! There is an endless number of frosting flavors and toppings and combinations to be had, so I’m going to have to go back soon and get creative!

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I wish I could say that the huge roll in this photo was actually mine but alas, it is not. I got a teeny two-bite cinnamon roll with Irish Cream frosting that looked significantly less impressive in photos, so I’ll spare you all the hassle of looking at it.

indian rock + tilden park

Earlier in the week I went up to Indian Rock and Tilden Park. It was coincidentally the first rain of the season, so everything was fittingly grey and gloomy. If it hadn’t been raining the entire time, I would have climbed to the top of the rocks; from there, there’s a fantastic view of the entire bay. Looks like I’ll have to go back some other time!

Indian Rock:

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Tilden Park (these photos were taken on my iPhone because by this point it had started pouring and I feared for the life of my camera):

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Other random shots I took on the excursion:

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explore: toss noodle bar

Yesterday marked the first rain of the season which naturally meant one thing: soup and noodles! Toss Noodle Bar is a cute little noodle place in Downtown Berkeley, wedged between a Tibetan goods store and Crossroads Trading Co. (a personal favorite!) The Toss menu allows you to build your own dish, so what I ended up “creating” included flat rice noodles, plenty of vegetables, and chicken in a Laksa soup base.

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Now the next thing on my to-do list is to learn how to actually use chopsticks…