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Bushi Tei

January 14, 2010

In an effort to be healthier and hopefully lose some weight in the process, I have decided to reduce my red meat intake, cut down on starches as much as possible, consume more fish and hold off on the sweets.  Boyfriend and I went to Bushi Tei in SF Japantown because we wanted to use our restaurant.com coupon and we were greatly surprised at how well everything was executed.

We started out with a tuna tartar over guacamole appetizer.  Everything complemented each other well and the lime in the guacamole brought out some great flavors.

For my main dish, I went with the seared ahi tuna over rock shrimp risotto and red curry sauce.  I was concerned about the red curry sauce at first but it was just enough to give a hint of it in each bite and was so yummy!

Boyfriend has a special love affair with beef and although he ordered red meat for dinner, it was grass fed beef so he claims it’s okay.  The meat was excellent and cooked to a perfect medium rare and served with mushrooms.

We did not order any sweets but they brought our these little almond cakes and chocolate truffles.  It doesn’t count if we didn’t order it on our own, does it?!?

1638 Post Street  San Francisco, CA

San Jose Japantown: Kaita

September 30, 2008

I think one of my favorite places to eat in SJ Japantown is Kaita.  They have great lunch specials and are one of the more authentic Japanese restaurants.  The last time we went, Boyfriend and I both ordered the poke don / udon lunch combo.  It was excellent.

Our first time to Kaita, I got the toro don / udon combo.  I initially thought the two yellow things on the sie of the bowl looked like slabs of butter but they were yakitamago. (egg)

Boyfriend got some tonkatsu curry special and since we were hungry, we ordered hamachi and salmon nigiri and also a side order of gyoza.  The gyoza were excellent and the fish was very fresh! 

I know Boyfriend really enjoyed the poke don the last time we went… I can’t wait to go back!  P.S.  It gets quite crowded at lunch sometimes so be prepared to wait a little while.


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