Kekao Fusion

I'm such a sucker for food delivery services.  I know that's weird for me to say since I operate a food blog, but real talk, I still work a full-time job and I frequently find myself having the issue of not being able to meal prep or I end up making some bad decisions and order some naughty food from a near by restaurant.  Honestly, when I have the option between french fries vs. a salad, I get weak and order the fries. 

In a random twist of fate, I took an Uber Pool one day and met Annie Wang.  She is bubbly, friendly and a chef from Seattle who recently launched her meal delivery service, Kekao Fusion  in San Francisco. Jackpot!  

We exchanged info and I decided to peep her Instagram account. As I scrolled through her feed, I knew she was the real deal and I wanted to try some of her cooking.

Lucky for me, Annie was nice enough to let me try out some sample meals this week.  

Photo Credit: Instagram @kekaofusion

My First Meal: Roasted Chicken Salad w/ a mixed vegetable medley & balsamic dressing

My First Meal: Roasted Chicken Salad w/ a mixed vegetable medley & balsamic dressing

My first impression was "WOW!! This girl gets me!" The portion was definitely generous and not in a bad way.  It FILLED ME UP, where I wasn't wanting to eat a side of fries after :P  In fact, I was satisfied and full of energy!

I loved the combination of spices (cinnamon played a big role in this which I really enjoyed) and how the flavors all worked together.  I wish I could tell you the other spices, but I'm so bad at that guessing game :P 

Another fabulous thing about Kekao is that Annie infuses Asian flavors and recipes into her dishes - which is big for me because it's what I primarily eat on a daily basis. So, to have healthy asian-inspired food delivered to me? Yes please.  

Photo Credit: Instagram (@kekaofusion)

Interested on getting on the Kekao delivery list?  Click here for details.

PS - be on the lookout for my upcoming episode with Annie later this year! 

xo,

C

Starbelly Pig Roast

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This past fall, I was going through my emails one day and saw that Starbelly was hosting a pig roast and have never been to one in San Francisco, let alone been to one at a favorite restaurant of mine.

My friend Pavitra coordinated on gathering a few friends of ours to go and check it out and we were not disappointed.

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The set-up was pretty cute.  They hosted the event in their private dining area in the back where it was buffet style (yes I had seconds).  My favorite part of the meal was probably the roasted pig itself.  The meat was tender and juicy and the skin was perfectly crispy (cooked just like filipino lechon!)

I was really impressed with the event and highly recommend trying it at least once if you have never been.