Day 3 07/25/14
LOOK AT THE PASTRIES IN DISPLAY ... YOU KNOW YOU CAN'T HELP BUT DROOL AM I RIGHT? LOL
The bread pudding was super yummy. It was a little rich because the bread part you can taste alot of the custardy-egg but with the fruits it was sweet, and tarty, a perfect balance.
The lemon cream tart was tarty! which was great! Sometimes when i get a lemon tart, its usually ... too sweet and doesn't really taste lemony... So this was supper yummy, the whipped cream on top was milky and not very sweet which really complimented the lemon of the tart making it a perfect match. We were so very glad we got two great things at this cafe!! After our pastry adventure, we continued to walk because Bi-Rite Creamery Ice Cream was on the same street. While we were walking we came across this Korean restaurant called "Namu Gaji"
American Korean food! In the inside ... I adored the inside! ist all wood-like with mason jars, jugs etc. I love that kind of stuff so it was a nice and had a great vibe to it. We ordered the bulgogi tacos and the kimchi fried rice.
The atmosphere is so inviting and welcoming, the workers they were very sweet and helpful! We asked the chef if we could do a half order on the kimchi fried rice ... (because we were still full from our adventure at Tartine)
and he said yes he could which was really sweet of him! Anyways ... the tacos were ~$5.50 for ONE. The taco was wrapped in seaweed but it was so small ... ! The seaweed wrap was also super soggy and wet when we got it. The bulgogi was super salty but was balance later by the rice and sauce. I was really disappointed ... because it was expensive and you only get ONE.That's just my personal opinion though ... I should have checked out Yelp and the pictures before I ordered. So that would be my fault.
The kimchi fried rice was good but not the greatest I've ever had. It was actually spicier than the ones I've eaten before.My boyfriend couldn't handle the heat so it was a bummer for him because he felt he was wasting food. The kimchi itself was alright nothing too special. But it was just super sweet for them to make a half order for us. It was the perfect size for both of us to share. I would probably give them 3 stars for my first experience...sorry!
And then off to dessert!Lol... it was like a eating fest for the both of us lol. This korean place was right next door to the creamery ...the place I wanted to go to!!!So we went in line... yes they had a line! But because they were so regulated and organized, it was very quick.
When we got in it was a little tiny place with a glass fridge thingy with all the ice creams. they had different sizes. I decided to get two types of ice cream in a kids size. I first decided to get the balsamic strawberry ice cream and the green tea ice cream. BOTH ... were delicious! SUPER creamy and made with organic farm fresh ingredients. YUM YUM YUM YUM!!
It was a great site. Now I can actually said .. YES I've been there before! lol We walked about halfway on the GGB and then went back to the souvenir store to buy ... well a souvenir!
Next up was the crab cake sandwich!it was soooo GOOOD too! The issue that a lot of people have with crab cakes is that there is too much bread coating and not enough CRAB. For Boudin ... one of the best crab cakes I've EVER had! I believe they fresh catch their crabs from a local farm and use that to make the cakes. The cakes were buttery, well seasoned with avocado<3 and made with A LOT A LOT A LOT of crab... outstanding!!
The great finale to making this dinner fantastic was the beignets.It was very good! The ice cream in between the beignets did not make the pastry soggy at all. The only problem I had with it was because the pastry was still warm ... the ice cream inside of the one melted quickly making it ice cream soup in the inside.
But enough of me complaining! It was chocolate, strawberries, caramel, beignets, and ice cream ... I couldn't have ask for a better dessert.
There was also a place where you can learn how to make bread critters for $20. Its for the kids mostly to get to make bread with the Boudin bakers. They had a choice of ... a bear or a turtle. Because we were there for dinner, that event was close. But it was cool to see the kids creations at the tables. I got a picture of a cute crab made by one of the bakers! Super cute right!?
Went on a walk to Pier 39 for a little while watching people paint very amazing pictures with spray paint. and then watched the water. We didn't stay too long because it was really cold and I didn't bring a jacket .
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