Feeling like eating a vegan meal, I went to Loving Hut. I had the noodles, with basil mushrooms and red chili tofu.
I have to say, the noodles seemed dryer than I expected, and same with the tofu. The mushrooms were pretty good. The one thing with the noodles that came as a surprise is that they had had small slivers of tofu, that tasted like fish cake (which I obviously really like).
The service was a bit harsh (especially if the name is called Loving Hut). They also don’t do half and half for rice and noodles (wtf).
It’s been almost a weekly ritual of mine to visit Koja. My only order at Spark SF location is the chicken bowl. It’s just amazing. Has all the food groups you need in a meal, and it’s definitely an awesome fusion of Japanese food and Korean.
I almost always compliment my chicken bowl with a mimosa. The two together (especially today as it is 24 degrees) is just amazing.
Update (3/9/2018): I tried the Ahi Tuna Bowl today. It was good (especially because of the crab salad), but I think the chicken bowl is still the best. I also tried the beef bowl at some point too, and let’s just say it still isn’t as good as the chicken bowl.
Update (7/6/2018): I tried the Short rib bowl for the first time. I thought it was good, but it is a bit more expensive than the chicken bowl. At least now I have an alternate selection for this place!
Update (1/24/2019): They now have musubi, and aside from it being really good, I think it’s reasonably priced. The touch of bacon and avacodo on it is also simply amazing.
First place in the US that I tried out fondue at a restaurant.
We ordered the Lonestar and Outlaw fondues. The Outlaw was pretty spicy, but probably the favorite or of my two. Both were good, but after eating a good amount you start getting the cheeses salty after taste.
The fondues game with some fruits/vegetables and bread. We ordered meatballs and cured sliced meats as an add on. The meatballs were a lot easier to eat the fondue with compared to the sliced meat. I definitely Italy want to try the sausages next time.
For a drink, I tried the mango moscato. It was sweet, but not too ice wine sweet. I would order it again.
Everything we ordered here was really good.
Tom yum soup:
Massaman Beef curry (so good!):
Pad si-ew (also really good!):
Cashew chicken (good, but my least favorite dish):
We also ordered soft shell crab, but forgot to take a pic (it seemed on par with every other soft shell crab).
Had the Iza Ramen with grapefruit highball (it’s an alcoholic drink). The ramen was good, but the grapefruit drink wasn’t really great (probably because I hate grapefruit).
Ordered the Secret Garden with Lychee bobba. The drink had lychee and rose water in it. Mmm. Did 50% ice and 75% sweetness. It was good, but still a bit too sweet. Maybe I’ll bring it to 50% sweetness next time.
The layered cake below looked really unique.
Got the Spicy Tuna Don with a side of salmon sashimi. Overall, food was good (but other poke bowls I’ve had are better).