Monday, December 19, 2011

bahn mi picinic

You gotta love the french influence combined with vietnamese ingredients. My latest food creation, the bahn mi sandwich. Broken down into three parts this ingenious combination of slaw, meat (tofu in this case) resting between a crunchy baguette.
Jullienne carrots, dichon and zuccini.
In a sauce pan boil a ration of 2 : 1 water and distilled vinegar and sugar to taste. Let cool and add the slaw and set aside for a 30 minutes. In a pan i sauteed tofu with a black bean chili sauce and fresh ginger garlic and sweet onions. Cut the baguette to desired length. Mayo is optional. Lay thinly sliced cucumber on bottom slice of bread. Next lay a generous amount of the tofu or meat. Top the tofu with the slaw and top ot off with fresh cilantro and enjoy!
My mom gave us a new picinic basket we packled the sandwiches and some soup in. With the dogs and the basket we headed out to Briones Regional Park for a nice picinic and hike with our pups.
With leftover slaw I did my own mixing of cultures and made a pulled por bahn mi for my Monday work lunch, this is a highly recommended mix.
Check out the pictures and Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

popuphood recap

POPUPHOOD was so RAD! Thanks to everyone who came out to support local makers and new business owners. The new shops are truly amazing. Keep your ears open as the CoffeeBike and El Taco Bike are planning a popup brunch soon. The Chrome Van came out and was slinging shoes for $25. I also met a 63 year old cyclist who regullarly tours to Denver on his bike, he looks like hes 25. I ran out of both roasts and got some really good reveiws and interest about roasting at home. I think I actually inspired some people. Anyway if you live in or around Oaklnd, go downtown and check out the new shops on 9th and Webster. I heart OAKLAND! Oh and Jean Chuan even stopped by for a cup and a photo op haha!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


It was about two years ago when I was invited to the "Super popup shop". Now it's a whole pop up hood! I was honored to be invited by the coolest bike shop in the Bay Area. Sam and Mackay asked me to bring the CoffeeBike for the grand opening of their new shop. I didn't realize how big this was going to be, for me and all of Oakland. Click or copy and paste on this link for a really inspiring documentary for Fridays happenings.
Come by Friday night and support local business and the coffee bike.