Category : dosa, san francisco restaurants, south indian food

So when I normally get Indian food, it means North Indian cuisine. Every once in a while, I’ll venture over to the South, and it’s usually good, but nothing too impressive. However, I went to a place in San Francisco called Dosa (around 21st and Valencia), and I can say it was one of the best meals I’ve had in SF.

We tried a few things, but the two things that stick out to me (and I’ll be going back for more) are the bhel puri and the pani puri.

Pani puri’s essentially a fried hollow crisp that you put some fillings inside of and then you put some tamarin sauce and then some green, watery hot sauce (yeah, I don’t actually remember what it’s all called). Here’s a similar pic:

All I can say is that the sauces were amazing. I don’t use this phrase often, but it was definitely a “party in my mouth”

The other oh-so delicious dish was bhel puri. It’s essentially just fried crisp, diced green mango, potatoes, tomatoes, onions & coriander. Again, quite good.

So this place has definitely moved up to the tops in my list. Pani puri also has risen as a favorite food of mine.

Bobo’s Steak

Category : san francisco restaurants, steak

I’ve had a lot of steaks in my life. I’ve eaten them at many different places. I’ve gotten it at a few fancy restaurants before, and I’ve nearly always concluded that these steaks are no better than the ones I cook at home. In some cases, I find it even worse (esp. for the money). Before this night, I had concluded the only slab of meal you can’t cook at home that is worth getting in a restaurant is the prime rib, which is really hard to cook well at home (though I plan on trying it at some point).

However, last week, I had a steak at Bobo’s, and I have to say it was the best meal I’ve had in San Francisco. The steak was absolutely amazing. When I dream about what a slab of beef tastes like — this was it.

Boboquivari’s is a fancy steak restaurant in the Marina district in San Francisco. My favorite cut of meat is a Ribeye, but they didn’t have that, so I was stuck deciding between a bone-in New York Strip or a bone-in Filet Mignon. I chose the former, and I’m glad I did. The filet was a little more tender, but the flavor of the new york was out of this world.

So if you like steak and are in SF, summon the courage to splurge a little on a nice steak (this is the jew telling you that, so you know it’s good). We definitely splurged when we went there and ended up spending $90 a person there. You don’t have to spend that much to have a good meal, but there were some other good things we got. The crab, mussel, and shrimp platter we got as an appetizer was filled with butter and garlic and quite tasty. The sides were also pretty good, especially the onion rings. For dessert we had some cones with chocolate mousse in them — another good choice. However, you’re going for the steak, and you won’t regret it.

At any rate, I definitely plan on trying some more steak places in the city, but I will no doubt be making a pilgrimage to Bobo’s every once in a while. I just hope it’ll be half as good as my first time.