Monthly Archives: March 2010

How to Train Your Dragon

Last night, Jeff and I went to watch How to Train Your Dragon and we really enjoyed it! Not that I know everything about animation, but I thought that the vikings and the dragons were really well-drawn out and creative. We didn’t get to see it in 3d, so if you go see it in 3d, let us know how it is. The main dragon is the Night Fury, and while I was watching the movie, it reminded me a lot of Stitch from Lilo and Stitch. Maybe it’s the color, the face, the big eyes, and the personalities, anyway, both are cute. I thought the best part of the movie was when the Night Fury imitated Hiccup’s smile.

the Night Fury!

Stitch

There are so many other movies out there right now that we want to watch, I wonder if they are good. Jeff wants to watch Clash of the Titans, there’s also Hot Tub Time Machine, She’s Out of my League, and Alice in Wonderland that we haven’t watched yet. Anybody have any opinions on any of these movies? I also saw the poster for Diary of a Wimpy Kid… I don’t remember seeing any commercials or trailers for this movie, I have no idea what its about. Also, there is a Miley Cyrus movie coming out? Even though its based on a Nicholas Sparks book, I do not think I will watch it. It bugs me that the stars are getting younger and younger… Justin Bieber? Miley Cyrus? really? Taylor Swift?!

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So and San Tung Restaurant


Over this break, Jeff and I went to visit friends in the lovely city of San Francisco and they introduced us to this impressive Korean-Chinese fusion restaurant. Briefly, the story is that San Tung was the original family-owned restaurant, but then their son decided to open his own restaurant. We went to So the first time we went to SF and my palette was delighted with what it tasted. Here are some photos of what we ordered and shared family style:

Fried Pork Dumplings

Cherry Pork

Original Dry Chicken Wings

Black Sauce Noodles

Curry Fried Rice

Satisfied after a great meal!

I thought the food was very unique in its own way; I didn’t expect such awesome flavors, but everything we ordered was really tasty! It was so good that Jeff and I took his family to eat at San Tung restaurant a few days later. To juxtapose the two, I would say that So is more hip and has a smaller menu, whereas San Tung has the traditional chinese decor and has a fuller menu. The wings and noodles that we ordered at both places were pretty similar to each other. Both restaurants are pretty popular and there is definitely a long wait, so if you do decide to check it out, make sure you call ahead to make reservations or just go earlier to avoid the rush. Thanks to our friends Randall and Lizzy who recommended this place to us!

So
1010 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

San Tung
1031 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122

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Piatti in La Jolla

We haven’t been on top of our food blogging, but before we really get into studying for our winter quarter finals, I thought I’d share one of my favorite places to eat: Piatti. My closest friends and I went to Piatti for my birthday and we all got different entrees! Piatti is located in downtown La Jolla but it’s not where most of the restaurants are, it’s actually off of Avenida De La Playa, near the end of La Jolla Shores. I like the ambiance — it has a warm glow that’s really comforting. We sat outside this time since we had a larger parter, but it was still nice because we were under this big ol’ tree that was decorated in lights — it was like a fairytale!

After putting in our orders, we dove into the warm bread and the delicious dipping sauce they have — it’s amazing and one of my favorites for bread! We ordered calamari to share and then came our entrees. Jeff got the Pappardelle, which is one of our favorites. The parpadelle is a long and wide noodle that is fun to eat. With the sauce and the shrimp, it’s light and keeps you wanting to eat more. I got the Linguine Alla Pescatora which is one of those dishes I fall back on when I can’t decide what to eat because I know it’s going to be good. I’ve had Linguine Alla Pescatora at several italian places, but Piatti’s take on it is one of my favorites. The sauce is light, which I like, and the mussels and clams were perfect. I finished my whole plate with no problem!

Everyone’s food looked really good and we all left with a happy stomach =) This is one of the places I like to recommend for Italian food — definitely check it out! Fun fact: we are pretty sure that one of the cooks at Piatti used to work at Sierra Summit (UCSD Dining Hall) ! Thanks to all my friends who came to celebrate my birthday with me, I love you all =)

Piatti
2182 Avenida De La Playa
La Jolla, Ca 92037

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