Saturday 23 July 2011
SAN FRANCISCO JAPANTOWN, AND AN ALMOST DINNER AT BURMA SUPERSTAR IN THE RICHMOND DISTRICT
Japantown, San Francisco, located about 1 mile west of Union Square.
Japantown in San Francisco consists of various gift shops, restaurants and Japanese organizations. While there, we shopped in Daiso where everything was $1.50 US instead of the usual $2Cdn. What with the exchange rate, we Vancouverites were getting a smokin’ deal! I bought way too many plastic Bento accessories.
I saw this cute cupcake shop and had to take a pic of it. The name of the shop is Cako. I didn’t get to try any cupcakes, but the display is awesome!
Clement Street, Richmond District
For dinner, we thought to go and look into eating at Burma Superstar. It’s located in this cool area of SF with lots of eateries and shops. Upon looking at the long lineup outside and inquiring about a time for our party, we were given a time hovering close to 9pm. Yikes! My kiddies couldn’t last that long without eating. We decided to look elsewhere just in case…
Walking along Clement Street in the Richmond District, we encountered Bubble Tea stores, HK Cafes and tons of interesting shops. This is kind of like another Chinatown. Kind of. There are Korean, Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese stores here too.
This picture is fuzzy because I’m shaking with disbelief at the huge lineup. And I’m using my crappy point and shoot camera.
In the end, we decided to eat at D and A Cafe, which is a sort of chain restaurant of the HK Cafe ilk. The kids were happy they had food in their tummies and it turned out to be okay. After we had finished eating, we noted that we would just be sitting down to eat at Burma Superstar. Note that there are no kids in the lineup? If you too plan on going to Burma Superstar, leave the kids behind and be prepared to wait. And wait.