This trip we skipped the popular Fisherman’s Wharf and decided to thoroughly explore Union Square on foot. Amy is one of my best friends and host in the bay area. She arranged accommodations at the Hilton Hotel because parking is ridiculously expensive in San Francisco. Amy and her family love to eat, so I share with you our “heart of the city” Union Square foodie adventures:
1. Cheesecake Factory – this iconic and touristy restaurant is located at the 8th Floor of the Macy’s Building. You need to take an old elevator to get to the top. The patio view is perfect for taking great pictures of Union Square. Large food portions!
2. Café de la Presse – voted as one of the best restaurants in the area. It is located just across the entrance of China Town. This restaurant is reminiscent of a Parisian café with food offerings such as escargot and beef Burgundy. It has a nice cozy ambiance, good food and an extensive wine list. Try the steak frites!
3. China Town – nice to explore the little shops and dim sum restaurants. The list for China Town restaurants is too long but here’s the link: http://www.sanfranciscochinatown.com/attractions/restaurants.html
4. Tad’s Steak House – a SFO classic that has been around for decades. The old diner is a place to go to for sentimental reasons. I had the steak sandwich and it was yummy.
5. Senior Sisig – is a Filipino- Mexican fusion taco truck. Filipino style minced meat is used in the recipes. Must try sisig taco and sisig burrito! Check the website for their daily location. Mabuhay Philippines!
6. Sushirrito – is another burrito concept using Japanese ingredients. It is a giant sushi roll. It’s a big hit among the millennials. Must try Geisha’s Kiss (Yellowfin Tuna (Hand-Line Caught), Tamago, Piquillo Peppers, Lotus Chips, Namasu Cucumber, Green Leaf Lettuce, Ginger Guac, Yuzu Tobiko, Sesame White Soya) !
I couldn’t leave San Francisco without having a bowl of clam chowder on sourdough, so I had one at the airport just before leaving. I am back in Manila as I write this blog. Thank you Amy for a wonderful time!