September 1, 2003

Did I mention that keili and dbang swung by for a little visit this past weekend? They came up for a wedding in East Bay, but hung out with the likes of me and Melissa beforehand. It was an awesome time with many a culinary adventure. And I mean, many. We practically ate our way through the city. Thursday night, they were pretty ravenous after arriving, so we settled down at Marnee Thai in the Sunset for some steaming sour lemongrass soup, their famous green curry, yummy pad thai and excellent mee krob. What stands out about Marnee Thai is the consistency of their dishes. The pad thai is good all the time. The green curry is great all the time. Well, you get the picture. All that and you get to eat dinner under a thatched roof! What more could you ask for.

The next day, we had a late lunch at Swan Oyster Depot on Polk & California. Swan Oyster Depot has been around since 1912 and is quite literally a hole in the wall. You sit at a bar that fits no more than 15 people at a time, and there are about a half a dozen guys running around behind it, shucking oysters, slicing sourdough bread and serving you up a good dose of smiles and jovial conversation. And can you say, fresh seafood? The clams and oysters almost swum off our plate, they were so fresh. I also had the best clam chowder I’ve ever had in my life. The broth actually tasted of clams! No canned stuff here!

Keili and dbang, thanks for coming to visit me! More than the food, I enjoyed your company.

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4 Responses to “”

  1. keili Says:

    overall, this was the best sf trip i’ve ever had…thanks to the hospitality of argonaut and her impeccable taste for good food.

  2. dbang Says:

    thanks for everything michelle!  if anyone is ever looking for some good food, michelle is definitely the food connoisseur!  and if anyone is ever lost in SF, michelle is the human gps! 
    wish we could have gone to the cheese board with you, too… sounds yummy…

  3. quelynn Says:

    OH, that sounds yummy… my mouth is watering. Oysters! And thai food! Did you have Tom Yam Goong?

  4. argonaut Says:

    Seriously, I start salivating every time I think about the food we had during the course of these few days! I think we had tom ka. I wanted to try tom yam goong (is this coconut lemongrass soup?) but a few people at the table had objections to eating coconut (my roommate being one of them b/c she doesn’t like to eat things that are white.)Hey Quelynn, are you still coming to the Bay area to visit this fall? I’ll take you to these places to eat!


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