Pulled beef served inside hummus.
After watching the sunset near Pacifica, we went to Orens Hummus Shop.
Oren Dobronsky, a technologist with 4 successful start-ups under his belt was drawn to the Silicon Valley, the epicenter of today’s technology innovations. Life in the valley was good, but one thing was missing: a big plate of creamy Hummus like back home in Tel Aviv, with fresh Pita & Mediterranean salads. A true entrepreneur, Oren decided to take matters into his own hands. With the help of his wife Nancy, an experienced restaurateur, the couple opened Oren’s Hummus, an authentic Israeli restaurant.
Julia and Annie waiting outside and enjoying the evening weather.
Seasoned fries with a lovely spicy mayo sauce.
Chicken kabob dish with rice and falafels.
I thought the chicken kabob was pretty good. However, the rice was advertised as “basmati rice”… which felt a little unauthentic compared to some other basmati rice I’ve had.
Annie and Julia posing in front of the chandelier in the restaurant.
Boba at Teaspoon after dinner.
Fresh mango smoothie.
Annie getting her tea with tapioca.
Annie standing at the gates of Berkeley.
After dinner at Homeroom, we drove over to Berkeley to grab some boba at Share Tea. Julia was on a mission to try out everything during her time in California.
The entrance of Share Tea.
You’ll notice that this place was flooded with asian students. How come we didn’t have this kind of stuff when I was in college. 😩
Winter Mellon tea.
If you go to Share Tea, I recommend getting, “Winter mellon, with crema, 0% sugar”. This is what I got.
Julia and Annie enjoying their boba run.
I’m digging the vibe of this area. People seem to be positive and laid back.
Berkeley was literally across the street.
Annie and Julia posing in front of a statue.
The signature Shanghai soup dumplings, served at Dumpling Kitchen.
Annie, Julia and I went to the Dumpling Kitchen to enjoy their most consistently delicious soup dumplings.
Shanghai style noodles with chicken.
Beef in black bean sauce.
I’ve tried a lot of things at this restaurant, and I would say that this is probably one of their better dishes. If you go there, definitely order their beef with black bean sauce.
After Dumpling Kitchen, we made our way to Super Cue to get some boba. My personal favorite is their mango with pana cotta—it’s the perfect dessert to follow any meal. Julia claimed that Super Cue has the best tapioca pearls. ^_^
Anyway, this is an excellent combo between price and value (especially in SF).