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Kyoto Kitashirakawa ramen Sakigake-ryoku-ya | Foodie Friday | KRUSH Photography

Today I’m going to share a few photos from our visit to Kyoto Kitashirakawa ramen Sakigake-ryoku-ya. This particular location is found in Asahina, which isn’t too far from where I live, and the ramen is delicious. And I hear the fried rice is as well.

The way the location is set up, it appears that this place gets pretty busy, but we went at about 2:30, and although it was pretty busy when we first arrived, it died down quite a bit when we were ready to leave.

As you can see from the photos below, there are many toppings to choose from, as well as many menu options as well.

So, SO much garlic. So if you love garlic, and you love ramen, this is the place for you!

entrance ramen shop asahina

entrance ramen shop asahina

menu and toppings ramen shop asahina

menu and toppings ramen shop asahina

menu ramen shop asahina

menu ramen shop asahina

menu ramen shop asahina

menu ramen shop asahina

menu ramen shop asahina

menu ramen shop asahina

ramen shop asahina

ramen shop asahina

toppings ramen shop asahina

toppings ramen shop asahina

menu details ramen shop asahina

menu details ramen shop asahina

dining area ramen shop asahina

dining area ramen shop asahina

dining area ramen shop asahina

dining area ramen shop asahina

waiting area ramen shop asahina

waiting area ramen shop asahina

waiting area ramen shop asahina

waiting area ramen shop asahina

ramen shop asahina

ramen shop asahina

Kamakura Rooftops Cafe & Diner | Foodie Friday | KRUSH Photography

Kamakura, Japan is a famous tourist location, better known as the home of the Great Buddha. But it should also be known as the home of one of the best American burgers…at least in Japan.

Following it’s namesake, it is found on the rooftop of one of the buildings close to the JR Kamakura Station. As you exit the station, walk forward, but more towards the left where you’ll see a decent sized bright red tori gate – the entrance way to many great shops.

As you turn down this street, you’ll see a Baskin Robbins immediately at your left. Look up, and you’ll find the signs for the many other establishments that share the building, including the sign for Kamakura Rooftops Cafe & Diner on the 6th floor.

Walk in to the little entrance way just past the Baskin Robbins, and you’ll see stairs and an elevator. Although it might be a good idea to get a head start on burning some of those calories, we opted for the elevator.

As you step off the elevator, you’ll see that it’s got a rustic look to it. Plenty of seating and great views, and although we went during lunch on a weekday, you can tell this place is probably hopping on weekends and evenings, and I’m sure the view is just as beautiful at night.

They have a pretty decent size menu (including some popular American beers) with lots of pre-designed options and toppings including avocado, pineapple, and grilled avocado, but you can also add any toppings you wish to the existing burgers items. Not only that, you have the option to get a full sized burger, but you can also get a half burger, which was the perfect size for me. And for another 400 yen, you can make it a set which includes 2 side items (I recommend the fried potatoes), and a drink.

The hand made burgers were absolutely delicious….seasoned perfectly. I will definitely be back again, and if you like burgers, I recommend you check it out soon too! You don’t know what you’re missing!

You can also check out their website at http://www.rooftops.jp

Visit us again to see where we go next week!

Cindy Palmer
KRUSH Photography

Entrance

Entrance

Front Room

Front Room

Stairway to the roof

Stairway to the roof

Back Room

Back Room

Half Burger!

Half Burger!

Kamakura Rooftops Cafe & Diner

Kamakura Rooftops Cafe & Diner

Foodie Friday – Tidal – Paradise Point, San Diego

And here we are! Another Foodie Friday…I’m on a roll!

This past weekend we went to Tidal, a local restaurant on the waters of Mission Bay in Paradise Point for brunch. Plenty of parking, gorgeous indoor decor, and beautiful views on the outside patio. You can even walk right off the patio on to the sand!

The little one had delicious french toast from the children’s menu, hubby had the Blackforest Ham and Cheese, and I had the Baja Stone Crab Benedict. All were absolutely AMAZING. But I’d have to say that the Crab Benedict was the best. Delicious crab on top of a potato cake was a surprisingly delicious change from your standard English muffin.

The also had bottomless mimosas, in which we didn’t partake, but the bloody marys hit the spot.

Enough of my rambling…here are the pics from our visit….
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Foodie Friday – Sea Bass with Artichoke Risotto and Oysters Rockafeller

If you’ve never had my husband cook for you, you’re definitely missing out.

This week’s #FoodieFriday we stay at home.

One of my husband’s all-time favorite fish is Sea Bass. Sometimes he goes extra gourmet with it, and other times he tones it down a bit. This week’s catch was simply seasoned with black pepper and himilayan sea salt, pan fried, and placed on a bed of homemade artichoke risotto, and I’ve got to say it was so good I could have been happy with either of them on their own. And, of course, he likes to make his dishes pretty, so there’s a little green onion on top for color.

But my favorite of the night were the oysters rockafeller. Mind you that he rarely cooks from a recipe. It’s a lot of “hmmm…I think I’ll just throw some of this in there” and not so much measuring.

So here’s a bit of the recipe that I came up with from watching what he did…

A dozen oysters, steamed
1/4 stick of butter, garlic, and onions sauteed with a little lemon juice
Add in about a cup of breadcrumbs (store bought..we aren’t THAT fancy)
Throw in some fresh spinach (a couple of handfuls from what I could tell)
Add a few chopped strips of bacon
Top your oysters with the mixture, top with some fresh parmesan, and throw in the oven for a bit

Ahhhh-maze-ing!

 

Prep

Prep

Pan fried organic bacon

Pan fried organic bacon

Fresh organic spinach

Fresh organic spinach

Steamed Blue Point Oysters (live from #WholeFoods)

Steamed Blue Point Oysters (live from #WholeFoods)

Shucking

Shucking

Shucked

Shucked

Butter, garlic, onions, breadcrumbs

Butter, garlic, onions, breadcrumbs

Add mixture

Add mixture

Oysters Rockafeller | FoodieFriday | KRUSH Photography

Oysters Rockafeller | FoodieFriday | KRUSH Photography

Sea Bass Over Artichoke Risotto | FoodieFriday | KRUSH Photography

Sea Bass Over Artichoke Risotto | FoodieFriday | KRUSH Photography

 

Foodie Friday – First Post

Welcome to our first #FoodieFriday post!

Check back with us every Friday to see what we have to share with you that’s food related! It may be sharing a recent visit to a local restaurant, or a recent dinner prepared by my own personal chef (AKA, my husband), or (if you’re unlucky) myself.

Our first post will feature one of our favorite local restaurants, Slater’s 50/50. If you’re in San Diego and haven’t checked them out, you don’t know what you’re missing. Well, unless you’re vegan, in which case, you may want to bypass this, but really…it’s still pretty amazing. Actually, #Slaters5050 isn’t just local…they have several locations all over Southern California, and are drastically expanding.

With over a hundred draft beers (mainly craft) on tap, this place is incredible. Join them for their happy hour specials (currently 3:00-6:00 Mon-Fri and 10pm-close Sun-Thurs), you’ll be even happier.

And if the beer selection isn’t enough to bring you in, their 50/50 patty is sure to do the job.

What’s a 50/50 patty? Only heaven on a bun! It’s 50% ground beef, and 50%…wait for it…BACON. But if bacon isn’t on your top 10 favorite things of this world list, they do have MANY other options including turkey, and portabello mushrooms caps.

And although the have some pretty amazing burger creations, what I love about it is their “build your own” option. The options are endless. You could got 1000 times and not get the same exact burger if you wanted to. Plus, there’s always their Burger of the Month. This is always my husband’s favorite. I’m pretty sure he plans his year around these things…
BTW, this month’s burger was called Spice & Swine…absolutely delicious!

And if burgers aren’t your thing, there are many other options including awesome mac and cheeses, different flavored wings, salads, and many other choices.

So here are a few shots from our visit the other night, but be sure to visit their website http://www.slaters5050.com for a full menu, up to date specials, and a little more about their background and mission.

And don’t forget to visit us every Friday for our newest #FoodieFriday post. Next week, it’ll be a special from my kitchen, and maybe even a recipe to share…we’ll see…

 

Foodie Friday

Foodie Friday