San Francisco: Day 4

Trader Joe’s was another mundane must-visit for J and I, so we set off in the morning to make a grocery run. The newest West Coast Muji store is located across the street from the Trader Joe’s in SoMa, so we spent a good hour there as well. Needless to say, I went a little crazy in Muji and bought a large assortment of pens and the cutest canvas backpack.

For lunch, we visited Umami Burger, a gourmet burger joint with Japanese-influenced flavours. We all ordered their namesake Umami burger and shared some onion rings and fries. I’m not the biggest fan of gourmet burgers, but this one was quite good; I’d probably give it a 7.5.

Umami Burger on Urbanspoon

We then embarked on a sight-seeing mission, visiting the Palace of Fine Arts, Coit Tower, and Lombard Street. After a couple hours of shopping, wandering, and OOTD-style photo attempts, we were famished and ready for dinner.

Although we had to wait quite a while for a table, the food at Delfina Pizzeria was well worth the wait. We shared a salad to start and two pizzas: the Prosciutto Pie, with prosciutto di parma, cacioccavallo, mozzarella, panna, arugula; and an off-menu pizza, the Purgatorio, with spicy tomato sauce, pecorino-romano, and two farm-fresh eggs. I’d never tried a pizza with runny eggs on it, but, given my love for eggs, it’s not surprising that this turned out to be my favourite of the day’s meals. The spiciness of the sauce was counter-balanced by the egg yolk and the sharpness of the pecorino.So delicious. We also shared three scoops of their amazing housemade almond milk and bergamot gelato. It was interesting to learn that bergamot is a citrus fruit whose flavour is most commonly found in Earl Grey tea.

Pizzeria Delfina on Urbanspoon

After dinner, we headed home to watch the US season finale (or the UK Christmas Special) of Downton Abbey. I somehow forgot to watch this during Christmas and was shocked to learn that *SPOILER ALERT* Matthew dies!? I’m still recovering from the immense sorrow


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