Our first stop was Chinatown. Mostly because the Kearny Street parking garage has reasonable rates (for San Francisco anyway) and is within walking distance of Union Square.
Just sharing some scenes around Chinatown.
I love the lanterns and architecture.
Remember how Waverly in "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan was named after the street?
I guess it's the fun of getting out of town, or maybe because it was her birthday trip, but lil' sis had to stop at a machine right around here to press a penny into San Francisco landmarks for her to commemorate.
I love the wraparound balcony at Chinatown Restaurant.
And these red lanterns were too gorgeous. Especially against the green.
All Northern California posts can be found with the tag, Series: NorCal, but I suggest reading this particular trip in this order:
Persian Dill Rice
Chai Thai Noodles - Oakland
Pho Ga Huong Que Cafe - Oakland
Fentons Creamery & Restaurant - Oakland
Chinatown - San Francisco
Eastern Bakery - San Francisco (Chinatown)
House of Nanking - San Francisco (Financial District)
Banana Leaf Restaurant - Milpitas
Jovino - San Francisco (Marina/Cow Hollow (Closed)
Miette Patisserie (Ferry Building) - San Francisco (Embarcadero)
Butterfly Restaurant (Pier 33) - San Francisco (Embarcadero)
Imperial Tea Court (Ferry Building) - San Francisco (Embarcadero)
Sura Korean Cuisine - Oakland
Centennial Light (World's Longest Lasting Light Bulb) - Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Station 6 - Livermore
Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant - Coalinga
Chao Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Rice Porridge)
Chinese Scallion Cilantro Dipping Sauce
1 year ago today, Suon Kho Xa Gung Toi Ot (Vietnamese Braised Pork Chops with Lemongrass, Ginger, Garlic, and Chilies).
2 years ago today, an individual batch of Cherry Cinnamon Jam.