Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bushi-Tei & Cako

Before my post I just wanted to let you guys know that I've signed up for Twitter (I know I'm totally a dinosaur!! :)   I thought twitter might make it easier for me to communicate with each and every one of you!

You can find my twitter account to the right of this post!! WOOT!

Weekly date night with the hubs! :)







Rose Finn Potato Soup - Cherry Blossoms and Crispy Shallots

Salad of Golden Beets - Red Pickled Onions and Blue Cheese Moussant


Surf and Turf - Maine Lobster, Short rib, Peas and Anise Broth

Pan Roasted Sea Bream - Rock Shrimp, Snap Peas and Green Garlic Chowder


My sea bream was just about the most amazing fish I've ever had (outside of Roy's famous miso butterfish).  The skin was nice light but very crispy and the fish itself was tender and juicy!  IT WAS SO YUMMY!!!  The hubs was basically fighting with me for my fish dish.  The hub's surf & turf was also quite delicious his lobster was soo soft and buttery.  Our appetizers were just ok though the blue cheese mousse for the beet salad was a bit too strong and my potato soup was too rich and I LOVE all things creamy.  I could only handle a few bites of that dish.  Overall it was an excellent meal and I definitely recommend Bushi-Tei!!


After dinner we walked across the street to the new Cako location that opened in Japantown.



Red Velvet & Chocolate Mint



Truthfully the cupcakes were just alright they were a little on the dry side but I did like the red velvet frosting it was a light whipped cream cheese frosting.  Usually red velvet frosting is pretty heavy and dense.. I really enjoyed this version.  The hubs really enjoyed his mint chocolate chip cupcake though :)!

74 comments:

  1. LoL! I love the cupcake display. Hahaha. What a cute date night!

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  2. Lovly blog post <3

    Thank you for commenting on one of my blog posts, made my day!

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  3. cute and yummy!!! you think you're a dinosaur... I dont' have a twitter myself :p

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  4. ooh I have to go to this restaurant ^^ thanks for sharing oh and you know what? I had the exact same cupcakes with my bf at that store haha

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  5. Awwwwwww. you guys have a weekly date night? Envy! I have no time for dates!!! MAybe after this semester is done. One can only hope.

    All the food pics you posted are making me hungrrrry! The lobster looks extremely scrumptious!

    And I am soooooo glad you got Twitter. I got an account so that I can respond to people's comments there. Much easier than posting replies in the post, but still, some people don't have twitter. Ah well, one problem at a time. :)

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  6. Great photos! The food looks really yummy!

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  7. Mmm I want your entrees - the surf and turf and sea bream looks super tasty!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  8. I need to visit that cupcake store!

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  9. aww... the sight of the two of u holding cupcakes is sooooo cute!

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  10. This looked like a wonderful date night!!! I love the chopsticks in that restaurant! Sooo quirky and cute! Those cupcakes look delicious, isn't ironic how nicely presented pastries usually turn out to be not as great as they look but sometimes the most "unappetizing" dish could turn out to be delicious? But Im glad your cupcakes turned out to be yummy! I've yet to try red velvet cupcake yet!!! It's definitely on my list of things to try, thought Im sure every other person has tried them by now haha

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  11. Lisa! i really love you and your husbands eateries. Looks so delicious. Always!

    richelle
    www.rarepersona.com

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  12. Those cupcakes are amazing!
    Monique xx

    misszuman.blogspot.com

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  13. You're always eating sooo good - I'm so jealous!

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  14. cupcakes, lobster, fish!? jealous!! those all look so YUMMYYY!!

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  15. Are those a pair of chopsticks?? How does one even manage to use such an uneven pair haha Otherwise, the food looks absolutely delish!

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  16. You always pick the most delicious looking plates at restaurants! Those cupcakes look so delicious...yum eee. YAY and I'm so glad you are on Twitter!

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  17. Yummy!!
    You make me want to get married so I can wine & dine every night! Haha. My bf and I order pizza... lame, right?!

    http://artfashiontwentysomething.blogspot.com

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  18. i'm all for weekly date nights! you two are so cute together!

    the food looks AMAZAZING!

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  19. i love this post! why? cupcakes bring everything up a few notches! :) a question: do you carry a point and shoot camera with you everywhere or a dslr? just curious! :)

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  20. cupcakes look so cuteee.
    you and your hubs are just too cute!

    haha i don't have twitter either, i'm ancient!

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  21. This looks like a Fabulous date night! I Love your purple nail polish!

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  22. you two are so freaking cute =) lovee the weekly date and it sounds like a perfect one at that!

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  23. those cupcakes looks yummy! The Sea beam dish looks really yummy too! and I'm now craving for fish. haha


    I'm a new follower, hope you drop by at my blog sometime :)


    www.misviolet.blogspot.com

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  24. i have not tried this place yet but will do soon; looks great!

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  25. between these photos and Top Chef on the tv, I am about to eat the entire kitchen! great pics as usual :)

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  26. Lisa that all looks soooo amazing! ALways love reading you restaurant reviews! xo

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  27. Honey,

    I am a new follower on Twitter! ;-)

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  28. Wow, what an amazing night! The pictures look great, btw.

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  29. Awww you and your hubby are so darn cute! Hehe. What an awesome date night. The restaurant looks fab and you look so pretty. The food and cupcakes look AMAZING! :)

    PS. I'm following you on twitter now! I'm Jenniferb02! xo

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  30. CUPCAKES!!! My-oh-my! Looks like you had a delicious time!

    I didn't know you were from Hawaii! It's so beautiful.. So lucky of you to grow up here!

    www.cashmereandcandy.com

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  31. nice date out. i love seafood.

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  32. ****drool**** your food posts always make me want to eat RIGHT NOW! If I gain 10 pounds it's all you blogs fault!!! Great post, as usual!!

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  33. You and your husband are the cutest couple! Your dinner dates are always out of this world! Thank you for sharing! ^_^

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  34. hi girl, i was just in napa, so close to where you're at, but i had limited time, so i didn't get a chance to hit you up. next time for sure!

    yay~ food!! i stuffed myself when i was napa over the week. eek! i don't know how you stay so fit living in the bay. i'd be eating ppq everyday.

    cheers,
    yvonne
    modern.girl

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  35. *DROOL*!!!

    Loved all the pics! :D

    OMG... that Cako store is a-mazing!! I love how that chocolate mint cupcake has a Andes mint on top! :D

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  36. This looks SOOO delicious!
    Glad you got a chance to stop by Cako!


    Just Better Together

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  37. I've been meaning to ask you, did you name your blog after a chocolate shop at Westfield mall in downtown sf? It is like Cocobella _____ I can't think of the name off the top of my head, but I saw it the other day and it made me think of you. (Not in a creepy way of course)


    Just Better Together

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  38. Okay this is getting out of hand, but I keep forgetting things that I want to say:

    I walk by Bushi Tei almost every time I go to Japantown. I really wanted to try it! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself! It looks like a yummy place to go!

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  39. You and your hubby look sooo good together! ^o^ and those cupcakes. They look too cute. Sometimes when they're so cute, I don't want to eat them. lol. Just followed your on twitter! Hope to talk to you some more on there, love!

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  40. Everything looks so delicious!! I'm following you on Twitter. :)

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  41. of course lisa! i'll do a review on the clarisonic very soon, just for you *___~

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  42. how precious, and those cupcakes look delishhhhh

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  43. Ooh - another foodie post! So disappointing to hear that the Cako wasn't as good as expected. The display was truly drool-worthy :)

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  44. the display of cupcakes is amazing!! :)
    and the cherry blossom on the soup makes the soup look really special

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  45. Omg. Must you tempt us with food so often? XD jk, I really want seafood now =(

    And you look stunning btw, your skin's so dewy/glowy :D

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  46. Great pictures!! The potato soup and cupcakes look amazing!!!

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  47. dear, your entry made me so so hungry

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  48. the food looks so yummy!

    that picture of lucas doing a peace sign behind the drink is funny. heh.

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  49. Nonmmy the biscuits or the rolls look so good !! I prefer cupcakes over cakes any day ... B/c then that way Indont feel as guilty ispf I eat 3 or more..

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  50. Oh.. if you don't mind I will be following you on twitter :)

    Mine is ... Twitter.com/greenebean83

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  51. You guys are soooooo stinking cute!!!!! And feed me?!?!? Those utensils are so awesome!! Touches* lol btw, nice nail colors ;) you know I had to notice lol

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  52. I'm so jealous at how cute you two are and how sweet and special your dates are! I can only dream that me and my future husband will go on dates once a week when we're married. it's very commendable! I love red velvet cupcakes too but I find the icing too rich as well. Wouldn't mind trying the one you had! ;)

    Have a great day Lisa!
    Jen

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  53. you and your hubby are so cute! I love that you guys have weekly date nights! that's awesome! And you guys always go to the most amazing places! The food looks delish! And as always, your pictures make me hungry! <3

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  54. you and your hubby are so cute! I love that you guys have weekly date nights! that's awesome! And you guys always go to the most amazing places! The food looks delish! And as always, your pictures make me hungry! <3

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  55. mmmmmm that menu looks delish! especially the sonoma foie gras! Will definitely need to check it out the next time we're in SF! why am i always hungry looking at your page :P

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  56. Well I must be a granny dinosaur then, I don't have a Twitter ;)

    Yummy date night, food look delishhhhh. Love the cupcakes display, too bad they don't taste as ghost as they look.

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  57. I mean "as good", not as ghost lol

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  58. Beautiful photos. You two look amazing. And the food looks delicious. Sorry the cupcakes were a disappointment. :(

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  59. the food looks yummy, got a giveaway check it out!!!! :)

    xo Emma

    www.fromcitytocity-emm.blogspot.com

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  60. Everything look so fancy and tasty! But what did you wear XD?

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  61. Lovely photo's! it looks delicious! xx

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  62. Yum, yum!! I wouldn't mind some of that surf and turf. *drools*

    Congrats on getting on Twitter! I'm still a dinosaur and don't have an active account...lol. Someday.

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  63. ok. i need to stop visiting your blog on an empty stomach! im keeping a note of all the restaurants you go to in SF so i can try them when i visit every month. xx

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  64. Yummy! It all looks delish! You're always eating so well! Looks like your feeling better. :)

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  65. Twitter's fun but addicting. And I don't even have a lot of followers. Hopefully you can keep up. Just know it's super fun for us (as in, the not-so-popular) to get replies from cool people like you. (:

    By the way, uhh... food looks delicious. Now I need to go find a snack.

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  66. That Cako place is adorable and your sea bream looks divine!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  67. wow the food so good as always! I really enjoy to read your blog:))

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  68. you and your husband are so darn cute~

    i really want to try the sea bream now... lol i'm salivating... how gross haha

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  69. wow this makes me wanna have some cupcakes^^
    Mi-Mi
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    mi-miworld.blogspot.com/

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  70. What kind of drink is that? Looks like ginerale looks so Delicious!! Yup moving to mumbai by the end of the year soon

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  71. looks like your date night was very sweet and romantic!

    any date night that ends with cupcakes is a win in my book ;]

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