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Food Passport: Hot Sauce and Panko

Food Passport: Hot Sauce and Panko

Catherine Uy

May 13, 2015

  A look at Hot Sauce and Panko's panko parmesan and Korean fried chicken wings. All photos by Catherine Uy   I was overridden with guilt when I devoured four chicken wings in less than three minutes, but let’s be real: good food overrides potential calories. At Hot Sauce and Panko, Ter...

Food Passport: El Farolito

Food Passport: El Farolito

Catherine Uy

April 26, 2015

A look inside the popular Bay Area Mexican chain restaurant. All photos by Catherine Uy Located in the outer Mission, just a few blocks from the BART station, a rich aroma of smoke emanates from inside a small Mexican restaurant. Inside you'll find walls in the colors of the Mexican flag and red ...

Food Passport: Koja Kitchen

Food Passport: Koja Kitchen

Catherine Uy

April 11, 2015

Kamikazi fries, one of Koja Kitchen's most popular items. These crisscut fries are topped with bulgogi meat, sautéed onions, kimchi, green onions, a secret spicy sauce and Japanese mayo. All photos by Catherine Uy   It’s a dangerous situation, taking a bite from its delicate rice buns, h...

Food Passport: Yamo serves up Burmese classics

Food Passport: Yamo serves up Burmese classics

Catherine Uy

April 1, 2015

Stir fried egg noodles mixed with fried garlic, green onions, cilantro and beef from Yamo. The Mission restaurant serves meals with flavors influenced by Burmese cuisine. All photos by Catherine Uy   At the corner of 18th and Mission, lies a tiny restaurant, tucked between a beauty salon and smoke shop. Red paint peels and cracks off the surface of its tiled walls, some of which appear to be missing or broken. Below the window is a faded image of cats eati...

SF State’s Vista Room offers fine dining on a budget

SF State's Vista Room offers fine dining on a budget

Catherine Uy

March 27, 2015

The oven roasted lamb chops (bottom) and eggplant parm tower (right) served at the Vista Room, SF State's only on-campus fine dining experience. Photo by Martin Bustamante    Double doors open to reveal a large dining room where each table is set with a glass of red roses. The decor is a...

Food Passport: exploring Bay Area cuisines

Food Passport: exploring Bay Area cuisines

Catherine Uy

March 13, 2015

Graphic created by Caty McCarthy Ask my friends what my reaction to food is, and they’ll usually imitate me playing with my hair and saying "you know what sounds really good right now?” I get excited about grocery shopping, and I spend my time and energy on Yelp searching for new restaurants to tr...

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