Wednesday, June 8, 2011

PPQ Dungeness Island & Golden Island Cafe

One of my all time favorite places to eat in San Francisco is PPQ!  They have the best Vietnamese egg rolls, the best garlic butter crab and the best garlic noodles I've ever had in my entire life.  In other words it's total food gluttony at it's best!  If you ever visit SF promise me you will put PPQ on your itinerary! 

IT IS THAT GOOD.


Egg Rolls



Garlic Butter Crab & Garlic Butter Noodles


This is ample enough food for 2 people in fact we had enough for a 2nd meal for both of us at home the next day.  It was so yums that DURING our dinner the hubs and I actually argued over who would get to eat the garlic butter noodles the next day.  ahahahaha.


Obviously he lost. HAH.

jkjk I shared. :)

Watermelon Sago

One of my favorite late night Hong Kong cafe is Golden Island they serve up cheap and yummy HK desserts. 


I order the same thing every single time I go because it is just that good.  It's essentially blended watermelon and watermelon juice with ice, sugar syrup and little tapioca balls.  It's so simple but so delicious and it's especially satisfying after you've just consumed 10lb's of butter. (Please refer to crab and garlic noodles above.)

Sample Platter - Mango Sago, Coconut Boba, Fresh Fruit and Vanilla Ice Cream

The hubs picked the sample platter which has a smaller portion of some of their most popular items.  All delicious and refreshing and you feel like less of a fatty because you can tell yourself that you had fresh fruit for dessert. BAHAHAHA.

59 comments:

  1. I LOVE Vietnamese egg rolls and those look nice & crispy, just how I like them! I'll be heading up to SF this summer w/ my BFF who's from there, so her & I will be heading there for some Vietnamese grub! : )

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  2. That looks soo good right now. i haven't had crab in the longest time. And the dessert looks amazing! You look cute btw :D

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  3. omg these look so incredible. I'm actually going to add this place to my list of food places to visit in america (haha yes I'm such a fatty I do have a list..)
    xx Cin
    Origami Roses

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  4. OMG all this food!!!! I can't stand the temptation!!! Oh which reminds me, I just found out Im actually a bit allergic to shrimp!!! nooooooo!!! I love seafood!!! I'll probably blog a bit about my allergic reaction to shrimp sometime, it's not a huge deal but I basically grow these bumps which look like bug bites and they're itchy too and take forever to go away =( Now Im not careful when it comes to eating shrimp/shellfish, I only found out recently because I ate shrimp 5 days in a row and sure enough I had 5 bumps saying good morning to me T_T

    OMG Disney World is the best, really the happiest place on earth!!! If I go, it will probably be next year since I already had my fill this year =P Omg I love Epcot too!! I spent two entire days there just because it was so huge, I wanted to try all the different food there too, of course this wasn't possible but it felt good using the dining plan! Not having to worry about paying for food during vacay is such a stress reliever!!! Did you use it when you went too? Oh and as for Harry Potter world, you MUST GO!!! now! pack your bags! Even my bf who's not a huge fan loved it and butter beer.....delicious! If I got to Disney World next year I probably won't be going to universal world again, if you want, I have some photos from my universal/florida trip on my blog =)

    I've never gotten diarrhea from travelling but for some odd reason when I went to Hong Kong during May last year I had 20-ish bug-bite looking things on my legs.....and they were itchy....and it was hot...you can imagine the pain I was in, Im sure it wasn't bed bugs since bf didn't get a single bite!!! ahhh wth?!

    Honestly Lisa, you live a great life!!! I love reading your shopping hauls, foodie posts, outfit coordinates and random posts! <3

    P.s sorry for the super long post, I tend to just go on and on and on....

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  5. i love garlic butter crab! anything taste better with butter!

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  6. Wow the watermelon sago looks delish! Now I'm craving for some. :D

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  7. omgosh everything looks so delish, makes me want to go raid my kitchen LOL.

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  8. I've never heard of Sago before. That looks so good! I'll have to be on the lookout for it here in Boston. : )

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  9. anything with butter and garlic = WIN WIN. I like watermelon yumms. the egg rolls looks sooo good * drools on keyboard.

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  10. The eggrolls look really really good. Do they hand make them? I'll be making my way to SF later this summer and I was wondering if you had a favorite Thai food place? Thanks!

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  11. Your food posts KILL me. Doesn't matter if it's early in the morning or late at night, if I've eaten or not, I come away cursing the fact that I'm not in SF :P

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  12. Wow this looks SO good! you find the best places! :)

    Love, Vanilla

    http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/

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  13. Oh my god..I can't wait for lunch time to come. I LOVE crab and your food look Sooooooo yummmm.

    You look so pretty in that polka dots cardigan, Lisa.

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  14. I love PPQ! I've never tried golden island but I have to now that I've seen your pictures - both of your dishes look amazing, Lisa! :)

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  15. Oh wow this all looks sooo yummy!!! Why don't we have nice Vietnamese food like this in the UK?! :(
    If I ever come to SF I will definitely go there. I love seafood!!! ^.^

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  16. you are so lucky. the food look sooo delicious:)))

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  17. The garlic noodles and crab look sooo yummy !!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  18. oh i've been to PPQ and it was just as delicious as you describe! =)

    your fresh fruit desserts look so refreshing! i really want that mango sago.

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  19. i'm sad to say that i haven't gone there yet >_<

    you and your hubby are so cute together!

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  20. yummy!!! deserts are my favorites haha :D

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  21. i need to go here next time i'm in SF!

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  22. drooling every time i read your post on yummies. i love this place too! it has the second best crab and the best garlic noodle. i like r&g lounge's crab the best! =)

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  23. The desserts look so delicious! SF sounds so awesome!

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  24. Watermelon sago is yummy!


    X♥X♥

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  25. Mmm looks really yummy. I love garlic! Nomnomnom. Have you ever been to the garlic festival in Gilroy?

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  26. oh my word, Lisa. Your food pictures are ridiculously naughty! I want me some of those delicious-looking egg rolls!

    btw, you and your hubs are sooo fashionable! (even with the bib, your hubs oozes style)i mean, love the jacket!

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  27. I havent have crab in sooo long!!!! its soo yummy looking =[....and the sample platter is soo cuteee i want it!!!! lol i want anything mini/samples =P

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  28. hmmmm... :) ook so goood!!! you're making me hungry!!! I will definitely check these places out if I head out to SF!

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  29. Oh my that crab looks so yummy! Crabs become a recent new favourite of mine but it seems to be a little hard to come by in shops and restaurants in the UK - or at least in the places I go too. So so tasty though and its surprising how much meat you can get out of one! xx

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  30. everything looks soooo good! you and your hubby are so sweet because you always have dates. <3

    i am allergic to crabs & crustaceans but i bet everything was yummy!! xD

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  31. drool. everything look so good. I am so lazy, I avoid crab if I have to work on it. : ) xo

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  32. omg everything looks so mouth-watering delicious!!! I would probably be greddy and try to eat everything lol :P Now I really want to visit San Fran I haven't been there since I was a toddler :)

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  33. Wow... the food looks yummy =)

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  34. I just went to PPQ on Memorial Day & was planning on blogging about it in my next post!! hahah, great tummies must think alike! Lol That crab & those garlic noodles are always a must order ;D


    <3,
    Dana

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  35. that crab looks really good but i can't help but to stare at the dessert! i love sago! and i love when they have platters like that so you can try everything. Okay i must put this place on my to go list when i'm in san fran!

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  36. that sample platter looks delish !

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  37. you are so funny Lisa...this place looks beyond amazing!! You seriously need to write a guide on the best restaurants in SF...you always have the best reviews!!

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  38. You've posted every food I'd eat on here...haha! Thanks for the rec! =D

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  39. I want to be your best friend and just travel around to different restaurants :) Seriously. We don't even have sago here! :(

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  40. I miss Golden Island Cafe! Each time I go there it's always crowded but didn't seem so in your picture. Ugh....your sago pics make me regret moving back to Hawaii! I'm going to definitely eat at PPQ the next time I'm in SF!

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  41. OMG Lisa! I was at PPQ a few days ago when I was in San Francisco for a music competition. :) It's delicious. Definitely am going to miss that place SOOOO much!! :)

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  42. once again, babe, your foodie pics never ever fails to make me droool!!!! wipes keyboard* the crab, watermelon sago, and sample platter...i wannnnntt!!!! if only there was a way for us to teleport each other food :) LOL and yes, he better have let you won for the noodles! ahhaha if he knows what's good for him at the end of the day ;)

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  43. I always enjoy your food posts :) That crab looks DELICIOUS!!!

    www.cashmereandcandy.com

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  44. I love crab and those pics already made me hungry ! And what would we be without our photographers aka our boyfriends ? Mine is so patient too, haha =) You have a lovely blog, I am following you with google friend connect :)
    Follow back if you like my blog ? Kisses from Italy

    Fashion and Cookies

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  45. Wtf the crab looks so huge o.o!!

    And watermelon sago <33, lol i so feel like eating it now XD

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  46. Major yum! If I ever visit SF I'm going to use your blog as a reference to go eating! :D

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  47. i've never gotten crab at PPQ but have been DYING to!! i always get pho at the other one though.

    and this post just made me hungry.

    caroline - pictures & words

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  48. dude i LOVE crab!!! I've never tried that place though. Def gonna check it out. I'm sure you've been to R&G Lounge.
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/r-and-g-lounge-san-francisco
    Their delicious crab was featured on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. I freaked when I saw that episode. hehe I was like whaaatt I ate what Anthony Bourdain ate! LOL

    OMG fruity desserts are my obsession. i have to go find that place too. you know too many good eats! i don't even need yelp anymore ^_^

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  49. You had me at garlic butter noodles. Yum! It will definitely be on my SF list!

    xoxo,

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  50. Ohhhh that sago looks gooood! *_*

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  51. Wow this all looks really good, Sound like you and your husband had an amazing time together :) xo

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  52. wow garlic noodles is my fav...i didn't know there was another restaurant in SF serving this. definitely added to my food list! :)

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  53. i am drooling over the watermelon Sago~~~i hope i get to go the SF one day~~~the hubby grow up there~~~and his fav aunt and cousin live in SF too~~~i luv luv luv food post~~~its just sooooo pleasant to look at~~~and to think how good they taste~~~~


    jessy

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  54. wow...love the food photos...you two are so sweet :)

    Mel
    www.melodyinwonderland.com

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  55. i think you can find better eye balms out there! XD but loccitane is really good and natural. i've seen stri vectin bringing amazing results but they are so expensive! >.< i can't wait for my bag to arrive,its gonna be ship to malaysia from hong kong :D:D:D i can't afford the real thing so ill settle for the inspired ones :D:D:D

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  56. OMG I feel so behind on my blogroll since I just got inet at my new place now!!

    THAT LOOKS SOOOO DELICIOUS (the crab and eggrolls). My bf is allergic to shellfish so I never get to try those awesome things. If I do, I would have to go alone. Go with me? -____-

    AHH! I just ate watermelon for dessert and yours look so delicious and refreshing. OH AND PINK! :O*

    richelle
    www.rarepersona.com

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  57. mmmm..wow looks fun^^
    Mi-Mi
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    mi-miworld.blogspot.com/

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