I almost left my heart in San Francisco

No.208

 

Sunday December 10, 2017

 

 

 

My husband and I had a 3-week trip to USA in November.  We spent most of our time in Phoenix in Arizona to visit our family and friends but we managed to make a short trip to San Francisco. What a charming city she is, we really enjoyed our long weekend there and I would like to go back again soon.  It was a cooler climate in San Francisco compared to Phoenix, but we come from Norway, it was not too bad for us. We stayed at the Hilton Hotel Financial District which is located right by the China Town. The location was great, the room was clean and spacious, only I do not recommend you to eat

 

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breakfast at the hotel. (There are many good small breakfast places around the hotel)  Both my husband and I love walking and San Francisco was not so big as I imagined, we could walk or just take buses or the famous cable cars to our destinations.

 

If you have been following my Facebook or my blog for some time, you know how much I enjoy food in different countries.  When I travel, I am very much interested in their local food and experiencing their unique food culture. Visiting their local food market or super market stores are great as you can get a little glimpse of people’s life through food. As far as my 3-day trip could cover, I felt people in San Francisco are very interested in food and the city offers a lot of good, fresh and international food. They seem to like to have organic food, I saw wonderful variety of different organic vegetables, milk and milk products, coffee, textile and meat products there. It may not be so strange as California is

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a well know fertile land and having the world’s richest agricultural valley nearby must also support their rich food culture.

My husband and I really had good food for 3 full days.

 

The famous China Town is really right next to the district called Little Italy.  Around the corner from our hotel there was a little French-style cafe that served good breakfast too.  We had a croissant and a warm cup of cafe au lait for breakfast, visited a Chinese restaurant for lunch and had a pizza at an Italian pizzeria for dinner 🙂

Carts with yummy Dim Sum go around at the lunch time in the restaurant called City View 

We were shown to a table and as soon as we sat they came and offered fantastic Dim Sum.  All these freshly steamed dumplings and piping hot steamed vegetables from their kitchen were so tempting that we just kept eating! I wanted to try Gyoza but sometimes it was not easy to communicate with the ladies who come to us with the carts.  I asked for “Gyoza” and it seems that I could not make them understood what I wanted. I was wondering for awhile but realized that people call Gyoza “Potstickers” in USA! Right, I almost forgot about it.

As you can imagine my jeans were getting tight but we walked a lot everyday to burn off the excessive calories!  Before I forget, do visit Ferry Building, I had such a good soft serve ice cream at Gott’s Roadside in there, oh boy it was so good! Next time when I come to San Francisco, I will probably go and eat their ice cream everyday as it is the food I miss most from San Francisco.

It was a fun and yummy trip.
Thanks for reading!

xxx Rie

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