This colorful cauliflower rice bowl is full of fragrant spices and topped with roasted chili chickpeas. A deliciously light and healthy dish to get you back on track after a treat day (or weekend in my case).
The best weekends are ones dedicated to food. Delicious, deep-fried, buttery, artery-clogging food. Undoubtedly unhealthy, a treat day (or two) is absolutely necessary for keeping my taste buds happy. Here’s a quick recap of my foodie adventures this weekend:
Yasukochi Sweet Stop’s Coffee Crunch Cake: layers of light yellow cake and whipped cream blanketed by an exterior of chopped crunchy coffee candy. The cake itself was fantastic because the cake was fluffy, and it wasn’t too sweet. The coffee crunch, on the other hand, was a bit much for my taste. But then again, I’m the type of person who scrapes off icing from a cake and refuses to add chocolate or candy on my ice cream or frozen yogurt. Just another one of my quirks, along with eating muffin tops.
San Tung Chinese Restaurant’s Chinese-style dried-fried chicken: battered chicken wings and drumsticks that are fried in a wok twice and mixed with house-made sweet and sour sauce. My friends constantly gush about their chicken, so I wanted to taste these things for myself. The verdict: finger-lickin’ good! So good when they have been featured in Food & Wine Magazine’s list of the best chicken wings in the U.S. I may have burned my tongue a bit trying to eat the freshly cooked chicken, but it was worth it. You know that we had a great time when the only picture I snapped was a blurry photo of plates with chicken bones and empty Tsingtao bottles.
Dynamo Donut + Coffee: En route to my bread-making class on Sunday, I stopped by Dynamo Donut + Coffee for some much needed mid-day caffeine. Their enticing display of donuts immediately caught my eye. Naturally, I had to try them. I’m a sucker for fancy baked goods.
The one on the left is a donut with passion fruit glaze and bits of chocolate, and the one of the right is a blueberry donut with a sugar glaze. Somehow, I managed to take a better shot of everything else but the blueberry donut on photo #2. You would think that I could take better photos of my food . . . Anyway, both the coffee and donuts were amazing! Check them out if you are ever in San Francisco!
Sour Flour Starter Workshop: Finally, I attended the Sour Flour Starter Workshop at La Victoria Bakery so that I could get going on baking fresh bread at home. After attending this workshop, I have become hooked on the idea of baking my own bread. There will be a steep learning curve and probably many brick-like loaves of bread, but I will definitely keep everyone updated on my progress! Check out the flatbread I made at the workshop. The bread was made with flour, water, salt, and yeast only. So simple, so delicious!
After a weekend of sugar, deep-fried foods, butter, and carbs, I needed to cook a big bowl of vegetables as a detox for my body.
- Did anyone else enjoy a treat day this weekend?