Wednesday, May 4, 2011

PIER MARKET @ PIER 39

Wow.. It feels nice to be back blogging..  I was not doing so well last week.. hence had to go out for the weekend.. It felt so nice to walk on the sides of Bay.. , I noticed the water to change its shade of blue every time I see it.. :) The weather was so pleasant... sunny with cool breeze.. 


My husband's colleague suggested us to visit the Ferry Building.. hence that was the destination this day.. We took a Bart to Embarcadero and walked few steps to a huge Farmers Market.. We reached there around in the afternoon, people were wrapping up with their final sale.. Just in time ! 



We glanced the Market for a few minutess and entered the Ferry Building.. To my surprise , it was a cluster of Restaurant's and Cafe's which served cuisine representing the diversity of San Francisco's best Chef's..  which I knew from the Food Channel..  there was a corner Ice Cream Shop which caught my attention.. actually more Gelato or Sorbet kind of shop.. Well, I am saving the best for last.. 


It was almost lunch time, and we decided to head to Fisherman's Wharf , Its a busy Northern Waterfront area of San Francisco.. and its not much a walk in a pleasant weather...  We were walking towards Pier 39.. This place is so full of life.. with so much Shopping and Food.. what a Combo .. :)




Now, that we were there..  The Restaurant were all so crowded.. and finally found our way into one of them.. PIER MARKET . Here comes the yummy part.. 


We ordered.. A) Fisherman's Platter B) Crab Cakes






As soon as we ordered, they served a free Bread BasketIt was made of sour dough and so hard to eat.. and personally I am not a huge fan of sour dough by itself..  
We did not finish much of this basket..  




Then came our entree... Crab Cakes




Well, we have been wanting to taste this , every time someone hype's about it.. 


I should say, it was definitely worth it.. It came like cutlets on a plate.. just melted in my mouth.. 


It had finely shredded crab meat with mild spices, which was not over powering.. and served perfectly with Remoulade Sauce..  


Will I have this again..? Definitely Yes :)



And next is the Fisherman's Platter...
The Platter had almost every Fried Fish variety on the menu..
I am a huge foodie.. and all smiles on my face when I saw the Platter.. Look at the quantity :)

1) Fried Cod Fish - The long two fillets you see on the plate..  it tasted like a Fish Bhaji.. exactly battered and fried.. perfectly crisp on the outside and flaky fillet on the inside..

2) Calamari - Three rings on the plate... although I thought it was Shrimp initially..

3) Pop Corn Shrimp - Small Shrimps were crispy fried and so cute.. I would call this Shrimp Poppers.. like tiny fried balls, could keep tossing one after another.


4) And with some French Fries.. Next time, I am ordering Garlic Fries .. :) 
Served with Coleslaw , Ketchup, Tartar Sauce and Lemon.
Will I have this again..? Maybe No. 


And for Dessert, we were given two cookies... Cinnamon flavored , lightly spicy and sweet.. It was definitely good and the right crunch , you need after a heavy Fried meal..






It was too much of a Fried Food for our taste ....  Good to have tasted for once ! and definitely the quantity was so much , we carried a doggy bag at the end.. 

After a heavy meal , and a doggy bag in hand we walked back slowly with a heavy heart ... :) towards Ferry Building.. but then like I said before, 


we saved the best for last.. GELATO !



I have been reading reviews about CIAO BELLA for a while now.. and now is the time for judgement.
like any other Ice Cream Shop.. This one had a long queue too.. but the reviews said , it was definitely worth waiting for..  lines vanished in no minutes and it was our turn to order.. The huge transparent container had two sections.. one was all Sorbet.. and the other section was Gelato.. and of course , we stood by Gelato.. Not that We don't like Sorbet but was not in the mood for it.. :) 


We ordered, Dulce de Leche.. It had more like a caramelized flavor which was not so strong, so you could actually finish the entire scoop with no problem.. personally, I am more used to caramel be a topping to my Ice Cream






and, Turkish Pistachio.. well, firstly I got it in a cone.. I love eating wafer and Ice Cream together.. It had a mild Pista Flavor to it, rightly blended with the crunch of Pistachio when you need it. yummy till the end. :)


We were by the Bay for a while... Just cannot describe that... It felt so peaceful.. and light. :)


Well, Altogether.. We had a nice Day Out !

48 comments:

Vimitha Anand said...

Yummy items... Hope u enjoyed the meal..

Foodness Gracious said...

I LOVE SF..and would move up there in a heartbeat. I also love walking the farmers market and I think my favorite store in that area is a little charcuterie place which sells the best meats. Lots of great food places in SF but yes , you do have to get some deep fried stuff when your there!!

Rathi said...

Some one sure enjoyed their day out :p ....thanks for the lovely comment! glad to know you. I had been to SFO in sep 2009 and fell in love with the place instantly.. We even thought of moving there but wouldn't work out for us :( . Hope some day :) .

Junia said...

turkish pistachio is the most unique flavor i've ever heard of!! what did it taste like? did u like it?? i heard SF has this amazing fresh farmer's market and Gerald's paella is there - it is famous! http://www.gerardspaella.com/

sangee vijay said...

Interesting menus...Hope u enjoyed a lot :)
I enjoyed reading your outing day exp n you narrated in such a way ...see u soon with some more interesting things :)

Vidhya said...

I too love pier 39 and taking a walk down there and ejoying the food and window shopping.It was indeed a nice post.

sangee vijay said...

thank you dear for stopping by my space n leaving your lovely thoughts to each n every post of mine....hope you had a great time n some interesting recipe ideas... rt??? Keep watching :)
Take care of you....waiting to see more from you!!!

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Harman said...

nice, looks really pleasant ...enjoy summers!

Harman said...

looks tempting!..enjoy!!
:)

Swathi said...

Looks like you had wonderful time.

Mahi said...

Had a nice week end it looks like! Enjoy! :)

Vardhini said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Lovely space here.
Following you :)


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Bikramjit said...

wowo. .what a day and I am total Foody , I wish i was there to taste all that foood.. :) it looks yummmy.

Weekend is here havea great weekend... and thanks for coming over to my blog please do keep visiting :)

thank you
and I get mentioned too wah ji wah .. yayyyyyyyyy..
yess chandigarh MY CITY :) Pinjore was local to me because of my flying lessons we had to go every day there ..

ooh and the romantic stroll on Sukhna :)


Lovely you been to quite a few places, maybe in good times we should arrange a big gettogether get all the people from Blog hire a couple of coaches and go all over :) he heheh


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Kurinji said...

Looks nice...Thank u so much for you lovely and valuable comments.

Saras said...

Thanks for stopping by.. Glad to follow this wonderful space!

Kitchen Boffin said...

thanks for stopping by my blog... You also got a lovely space... really interesting to read your posts... following you

viji said...

Thanks for stopping by....
This is the yummy blog and i am interested to follow.
viji

Indie.Tea said...

I was just at the Ferry Building today myself...I love it! Great place for food lover :)
Your gelato looks SO delicious...

Babli said...

Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment.
I liked your blog very much. Wonderful items.

Rita said...

What a lovely blog! Never been but always wanted to go to San Francisco. Now I can visit and learn about it right here. Thank you for joining me.
Rita

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, indeed sounds like a perfect day, hope you guys had great fun. Loved the narration and of course food too:)

Mary said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful afternoon. Your lunch looks delicious. This was my first visit to your site but I'll be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Suparna said...

Thanks for dropping by :p hope to see you around:) it was nice reading about your weekend getaway :P the best past is the ice-cream :P

SproutsOfSpring said...

Nice blog :). You've been added to my blogroll

Olesya said...

great post and beautiful pictures ♥

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Priya (elaichii) said...

Thanks for stopping by at my space. You have a wealth of collection, amazing! Hope you are feeling better. BTW dulcele leche is my any time fav!

Maria said...

Yum this looks great! I'm drooling over the ice cream photos :-)

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

what fun love fishermans wharfs ;-) and finding new places hugs rebecca

Divya Vikram said...

SFO is a great place for foodies. Nice review. Thanks for dropping by my blog and helping me discover yours. Nice space you have here.

cik cek said...

Hai!...kak cek here@noorlizah

I'm a new follower to your blog...thanks for dropping by to my blog...
Happy Mother's Day to you...have a nice weekend with all your beloved family....:)

Treat and Trick said...

Such an enjoyable trip and yummy food you have featured here....

cooking varieties said...

hi jabeen. happy mothers day to you, tried to wish you yesterday, but your comment box wont let me :)

Wattie said...

Hi, blogwalking here. Happy Mother's Day

Jay said...

wow...awesome...sure you had a wonderful time..
happy mother s day to you ..:)
Tasty Appetite

Zareena said...

Wow!! Jabeen, Hope that you had a lovely time.

raji said...

Hi Irfan thanks for visitng my blog.So u live in sfo.We too r very close and we keep visitng.I love SFo for it's cool lovely weather and the beautiful tructure of the city with hills and valleys.

hemalata said...

Delicious items,I hope u enjoyed a lot.Happy mothers day.

Priti said...

Thanks for visiting my blog ....and lovely words ..you have a wonderful space ...and these pics are so tempting

Sarah said...

lovely pics! looks like u enjoyed urself :) happy mother's day!

Chitra said...

Nice..belated mother's day wishes :)

Sarah Naveen said...

Looks like you had a great and yummy time :)

vidhas said...

Intresting post, you had a good time. drolling on the icecream picture.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Mehjabeen
Thank you for visiting my blog and your comments. You have a very nice space and will visit often.
Have a nice day.

Lindsey@Lindselicious said...

I love days on the pier/Embarcadero! Some of my favorite places are there. That looks like a great meal and a fun time!

Gina said...

I love visiting SF and next time I'm there I will have to be sure and get some of that gelato. Sounds like a perfect way to spend the day, thanks for sharing it.
-Gina-

Vardhini said...

Following you .. lovely blog.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

createwithmom said...

wonderful looking food delicious

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