Opening of Asian Box – Fast, sustainable, delicious. 

Opening of Asian Box –  Fast, sustainable, delicious. 

I have to admit I was a bit hesitant to try asian food  that  emphasis on being fast, my thought go straight to mall food.  This was not the case when I visited the newest Asian Box in the marina district. I was pleasantly surprised.

The interior is chic and welcoming with large windows that allow for beautiful natural light to come through. There is also a small patio section available.

On to the food (and drinks).  I ordered  a custom box, for my base I chose Asian salad, lemongrass pork ( which was perfectly seasoned and grilled)  for my protein, and went all out with the toppings, which include fried onion, sprouts, cilantro and eggs. Full of flavor, not greasy and absolutely fresh!!!

Drinksssss….. from what I know this is the only location to have alcoholic drink, which are a nice welcome.  I started with a pineapple mojito, which was refreshing and tropical, my second drink was a coconut cooler, this  was my favorite, the vanilla- cardamom, combined with coconut and rum to die for.

This is also perfect to take out and go enjoy it in nearby Chrissy field. I can’t wait to go back.


Gin Tasting and Cocktail Class 

Gin Tasting and Cocktail Class 

I had the pleasure of attending a  tasting and cocktail class centered around one of my favorite liquors, gin .  The class was led by “ginnosseur” Keli Rivers who is very knowledgeable and witty when talking about gin.

The tasting took place in the amazing Anchor Distilling tasting room a top  Anchor Brewing in Potrero Hill . The gin for the afternoon was No 3 Gin, which was aromatic, smooth and  had a juniper driven taste. I can say I enjoyed  the botanical aroma of No. 3.

We made 4 cocktails, which were all amazing. I wil put the recipie a below. They are all simple to make with a very craft taste that go beyond a gin tonic. All the recipes  are perfect to enjoy the rest of the summer. I’ll be ditching the rosé for a nice gin cocktail.  If you make the recipie please send me photos, I’d love to see them.