Good friends came from the Central Coast this weekend to indulge in our wealth of chow.
Thursday Night: Sushi Shibucho. Got there late so we couldn't sit at the bar. Omakase on a plate was wonderful, but you don't have that great "I wonder what is coming next" experience. Highlights were the baby octopus, mackerel, and uni.
Friday Night: Peking Duck at Lu Din Gee Cafe - THANK YOU Professor Salt. That skin is unbelievable. Could have skipped the coconut shrimp, but the fresh Dungeness crab in XO sauce was sublime.
Saturday Lunch: Cebiche del Rey - simply the best. Found that the cebiche mixto appetizer is almost as big as the entree for 1/2 the price (but you don't get the hominy or cornnut thingees) Also discovered their seafood soup which for 4.95 is chock full of goodies.
Saurday Night: Banh Mi from Top Baguette to accompany our all-night poker game. Next time I'd skip the shredded pork and meatballs - BBQ pork & beef are the way to go.
Sunday Lunch: Oysters and clams at Quality Seafood.
Sunday Dinner: Ruen Pair - took Thi's suggestions and especially liked the green papaya salad. The little "tacos" at the desert place across the parking lot are a must.
A great weekend which could never have happened without Chowhound. Thank you all.