Archive for May, 2013

Kenta Ramen (Foster City) – by Wallace

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Today Wallace and his co-workers (Andrew and Anthony) had a lunch at the Kenta Ramen in Foster City.  It is a little ramen place located in the Beach Park Plaza facing the inner bay and San Mateo Bridge.  We ordered three different kinds of ramen: Tonkotsu Ramen (milky pork soup), Shoyu Ramen (soy sauce soup) and Shiro Ramen (salt soup).  They all come with sliced chashu and egg.  The chashu was tender and the egg tasted good!  We also had the Chicken Karaage as appetizer.  Overall the ramen lunch was satisfatory.  In our next trip, we may try their grilled items and Okonomiyaki (Japanese Style Pancake).

Note: It closes on Monday.

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Kenta Ramen
1495 Beach Park Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404
Tel: +1-650-212-2883
www.kentaramen.com

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Overrated Restaurant – Koi Palace 鯉魚門(都柏林)

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

FoodLover and friends finished a round of golf at the beautiful Couse at Wente Vineyards in Livermore just in time to have dinner at the nearby Koi Palace 鯉魚門 in Dublin. This Koe Palace is a branch of the famous Cantonese restaurant in Daly City. I had dined at the one in Daly City but never liked it; service there was terrible. The waiters seemed to only provide service to their regular big-spending customers. They could afford to turn away new customers because somehow it was alleged to have superior food.

Service at this one in Dublin was much better; my fellow golfer Francis knew the captain there. The dishes looked good but taste was only mediocre. This restaurant certainly does not deserve the reputation; I can easily think of at least half a dozen better and probably cheaper restaurants in the Bay area.

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Koi Palace
Dublin Ulferts Center, 4288 Dublin Blvd, Suite 213, Dublin, CA 94568
Tel: +1-925-833-9090
www.koipalace.com

The Course at Wente Vineyards

The Course at Wente Vineyards