I went to What The Cup over the weekend. I am a fan of Korean food and Japanese. What The Cup is a Japanese Korean fusion restaurant that focuses on ramen noodles. They offer tonkatsu and miso broth. The also off udon.
I had the Tonkatsu Niku Ramen- choice of meat(Spicy pork, shoyu pork, premium chicken, and Japanese beef) Chasu 2 pieces, memma, mushroom, green onions, choice of spice level 1-5. Plus extra Chasu 3 pieces for $2 extra. It was very good quality ramen. I like how you get to choose the spice level which gives it the Korean tofu house experience. I have eaten here before and level 1 spice melted my face off. I can normally handle spicy food, but there is something about Korean spices that are very potent.
I also ordered the W.T.C. Fries- Japanese beef, pan fried kimchi, cheese, green onions, mango and spicy sauce. The W.T.C. fries were actually pretty good. I did not think that kimchi and cheese would be a good combination. I was wrong. The real winner of this dish is the mango and spicy sauce with the Japanese beef. They also offer this dish with sweet potato fries. Note that the fries are waffle cut.
I would recommend What The Cup to ramen lovers. This place offers a great Asian fusion with a nice modern atmosphere. The music that they play is for the younger crowd. The owners must be anime fans as well since they have some awesome figurines on the shelves.
Last night I ate at Homeroom in Oakland. Once arrived, Homeroom gives you a sign in sheet with a preference of inside, outside, and community seating preference. Now, if you are there to eat and do not mind privacy, then I suggest checking the community seating preference. It will allow you to be seated faster, but you will not have any privacy. It was raining last night, yet their outside seating area is heated by ceiling heaters and covered by a canopy.
Homeroom offers American traditional baked mac and cheese. For starters I ordered the Brussels sprouts with bacon. It was served in a little dish with a side of balsamic vinegar. Note that the balsamic vinegar was requested. As an entree, I ordered the Macximus mac and added bread crumbs and chicken. The Macximus Mac is a Greek style mac with feta, spinach, shallots, and artichoke hearts. The addition of bread crumbs and chicken really blends well together with this dish.
I like Homeroom because the atmosphere is very hipster and lively. The staff was extremely friendly and the food came out quickly. They have an add on menu where you can pay a little extra for items like chicken, bacon, bread crumbs, caramelized onions, and much much more. The food was very hot when it came out and filling. I was unable to try any of their desserts. I would recommend Homeroom to anyone who enjoys macaroni. It is a great place to bring the family. Homeroom also has vegetarian and vegan alternatives.
Welcome to my blog. I am a student journalist at De Anza College. I love photography and food. I have a Siberian Husky named Sinbad who turns three years old on February 8th. I will be exploring the San Francisco Bay Area for the best foods and restaurants. I will be doing food trucks, fusions, ramen, tacos, pho, sandwiches, desserts, and much more. I was inspired by Anthony Bordain to explore the world of culture and foods. In this case, I begin my journey in The Bay.