I feel like I need to walk around with a sign that reads: “Will travel for food”, like seriously. Traveling and food are my two loves. Well besides my love bug Mimi of course. I think I’m so in love with travel and food because I’m obsessed with trying new things. I love adventure and the feeling that I don’t know what’s going to happen next. I get this feeling stresses some people out, but I thrive under that stress. I love meeting new people. I love it when someone tells me something I’ve never heard before. I rarely make the same thing twice because I’m always ready to try something new.
This weekend I went to San Francisco, which I happen to think is a very magical place. I mean what else could you ask for? Crazy city, lots of different people from all over the world, throw in an ocean and some of the best restaurants in the world… well, let me just make myself at home.
After several visits this year, I finally got around to trying The Slanted Door . Nestled right in the Ferry Building, it’s a gorgeous location on what was a sunshine-y Friday.
It was bustling, but we were able to snag a table right away at around 1pm.
We started off our ladies lunch with cocktails. Left to right: Gin Fix, French 75 and Piña Colada. I had the Gin Fix. Refreshing and perfect with Vietnamese food.
Next up were the Slanted Door Spring Rolls. Perfect peanut sauce, not too sticky and not too sweet.
Fairly generous serving size if you ask me. Definitely enough for three.
My favorite was the Spicy Monterey Squid. Ahhhhhmazing. Perfectly spiced, light and refreshing. I’ve come to love stir-fry squid. We even got our non-adventurous foodie friend to try the squid and she loved it! Victory all around!
Everything is served up family style. The side of asparagus was delicious. Slight crunch and well-seasoned, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this. I recommend this side.
For the meat lovers, the Pork Meatballs and Pork Belly noodles were fabulous. Rich tasting without being terribly heavy like a lot of pork belly dishes. I would order this again.
Until next time fair City by the Bay, until next time.
I loved the Slated Door when we lived there! It was right across from my office (when I officed in the city) and I’d often walk over there for lunch.
Oh you were so lucky to have this so close!
I just went there for dinner on Sunday….it was fabulous like always!
I’m dying to go back for dinner! You’ll have to let me know what your dinner favorites are!