Marufuku Ramen

I’ve been wanting to go to Marufuku Ramen in SF, for a while now, but since they don’t have any vegetarian options it’s hard to go there when I’m travelling with N.

Fortunately, Friend M came to visit the Bay Area, so we decided to go try it.

They always have a really long line. Fortunately, you can put your name on a waitlist on Yelp. I’d recommend doing this 1-2 hours in advance.
Friend M pictured with his Off-White branded camera strap.
Chicken karaage. Pretty good.
Hakata Deluxe Ramen. Tonkotsu broth with chashu and kakuni.
I saw people doing this (lifting noodles out of bowl) on Instagram, so I decided to try it too.

Overall, pretty good. Would recommend.

Sichuan Hotpot

I went bouldering yesterday with Friend A. After we finished, we happened across Friend B at the gym, and the three of us planned to have dinner together.

Unfortunately, Friend A has decided as of late that his diet must consist solely of Panang Curry Chicken from Siam Royal. After much protest from Friend B and I, we managed to grudgingly convince Friend A to have homemade hot pot instead.

I haven’t been using my Sichuan seasonings at a fast enough rate, so I decided to make Sichuan-style hot pot. Here’s the recipe.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a table-top burner, so we had to make due with eating around the stove in the kitchen.
My kitchen isn’t so clean. Maybe a B health rating.
Friend A and B, shown here eating hotpot while critiquing r/MachineLearning (apparently it’s trash or something).

Overall, it was pretty good. And much cheaper than the Sichuan hotpot at Haidilao.

After hotpot, we watched the heartwarming new show Goblin Slayer. Interestingly, it seems like it’s a show about slaying goblins.

Electric Scooters in SF

We came across these electric scooter things all around San Francisco.
I tried renting the scooter, but it didn’t work 🙁
They sure put a lot of these things around. Even though the scooter I found didn’t work, I’m sure there’s a working one somewhere out there.

SF Laundromat: Laundré

An upscale laundromat in the heart of the Mission district.
Wow so fancy.
Millennials can enjoy their avocado toast while they wait for their laundry to finish.
For only $10 a load, you too can enjoy an exquisite laundry experience.

The LA Metro Experience

Looks pretty nice!
Wow, this is amazing!
I wonder when the Bay Area will ever invent card-dispensing technology.
It'll probably be the phone booth.
I’ll be patiently waiting for the day when one of these machines can give me a Clipper card.

Bay Area Transit

Wow! The first train from San Jose to San Francisco started in 1864! And it only took 1.5 hours!
It’s amazing to see how much progress we’ve made in the past 150 years.