Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Citizen journalism fails

I completely forgot to report on the crash on I-205 this morning. What to say about driving to the Yellow's warehouse and taking pictures...

Friday, January 18, 2008


I finally visited the trendiest Japanese place in Stockton: Cocoro (note the weird spelling, despite having a kokoro kanji at the store sign!). They do not work on Sundays.

The tonkatsu was great. Maybe not Osaka-at-Filmore great, but definitely better than average. As you can see, the presentation is somewhat simplistic, but who's counting if the pork is good!

The roasted oyster though... My advice is to pass. The mayo and cheese are too heavy, so they overpower the delicate taste of the oyster. Therefore, it's a waste of money.

Overally, I'm pretty happy with the deal. They certainly didn't make us wait for the bill to turn around, I appreciate that.

UPDATE: Imagine, I forgot to search for them on the Web. They have a website, cocorobistro.com, but here's a warning: not only it's Flash, but it's a Flash with muzak. Horrors!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

San Francisco in fog

Monday, January 14, 2008


Coming down from civilized places around 9:30 p.m. we were hungry and decided to grab a sandwich from Safeway at 1st in Livermore, near Lowe's. In the same plaza, we found Manpuku, another Japanese place run by non-Japanese.

It's really nice, and it's cheap. I've got a bowl of beef udon, the rest of us took sushi, all for $26 (with the tip). In Bluefin, we'd leave $33 or $35 for the same food. Udon was quite tasty. It may be broth from a store, but I don't care, it was good.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Yoshi's is closed

Apparently a car ran through the front of the store, so they closed for repairs. I'm wondering how that could happen.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Lake of Fire visit

Nobody can mistake Lake of Fire for a high-class establishement, but it's nice in its own simple way.

Fettucini was much better than Rigatoni (the "sousage" is actually ground meat granules that they put into cheap pizza). Live and learn, I guess.

Tiramisu is homemade, apparently. Quite good.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Christmas Cake

Speaking of 350D, the above is my Christmas cake, my favourite. So far I was only able to find this in Yasunochi's Sweet Shop at 1790 Sutter St. in San Francisco.

New Year Eve

Just like last year, we went to Magellan's. This time I made sure to get "lamb ribs" and not a shank. It's odd, but the restaurant gets nearly empty towards 10 p.m.

I tried out my new blogging camera. My usual 350D is wonderful but I cannot take it with me everywhere. The new camera, Olympus FE-230, is still too heavy for a pocket shirt, although it goes well with a belly pack or a suit.