All posts tagged: wanderlust

San francisco | postcards from boudin bakery

All I wanted for my birthday last February was to go to San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and eat a bowl of clam chowder in sourdough bread. This clam chowder sourdough bread bowl is an iconic San Francisco food. Boudin’s sourdough bread is a “must eat” when visiting San Francisco. Boudin’s “mother dough” is touted to be about 172 years old. Boudin itself is one of San Francisco’s oldest businesses dating back to 1849. Bay Area locals do turn their noses up on Fisherman’s Wharf for being “touristy.” Well, it is but I do not mind touristy places. Fisherman’s Wharf is breathtaking with unparalleled gorgeous views of the bay. There are many delicious seafood restaurants to choose from. This tourist destination is just plain fun for adults and kids alike. Mr Sweetie made my birthday special by letting me have whatever I wanted for my birthday including taking me to Fisherman’s Wharf, getting me a birthday cake, a bottle of French champagne and many pretty presents. What I did not anticipate was how packed Fisherman’s Wharf …

North shore, oahu | shrimp truck

I have been thinking of the garlic shrimp plate that we had at a food truck while in Oahu during our vacation in November 2019, just months before the pandemic. We are so glad that we got to go before the world pretty much went on lockdown and when it is no longer currently safe to travel. I thought that I would post the pictures of our trip before I post my Garlic Shrimp recipe. I just had it for lunch just now. It took me all but 10 minutes to whip up this really tasty and comforting meal! Mr Sweetie and I went for a drive from our hotel in the Waikiki area to the town of Haleiwa (pronounced hah-lay-EE-wah is a historical surf town that’s about an hour’s drive from Waikiki). We rented a car and got to hit up some “must see” spots in the North Shore of Oahu. Among things to do in Haleiwa is to eat at a shrimp food truck. Giovanni’s is the most popular one among foodies. Sure …

San francisco | postcards from embarcadero

The first place I have ventured to in 5 months has been the Embarcadero. The Embarcadero waterfront is one of my most favorite places in San Francisco. It is a historic part of San Francisco that begins near the ballpark which is Oracle Park, passing under the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge then continues north past the Ferry Building to Fisherman’s Wharf. It then extends to Pier 39 (that is popular among tourists) and ends at Pier 45.