Posts Tagged ‘dessert’

Benkyodo’s slogan reads, “Confections that win affections,” and they’ve definitely won me over many times. The Japanese confectionery specializes in fresh mochi and manju, which are made daily by hand. It’s easy to confuse mochi for manju, but the difference is actually pretty simple: Mochi – a sticky rice cake that is made from pounding steamed mochi […]


If you haven’t already noticed, Hoodscope is a fan of 7×7’s Big Eat SF (although we may not always agree with them).  This year Anthony’s Cookies and Cream cookie is new on the list, so you know I had to try it.  Actually, Gene thought he would be the first Hoodscoper to try the cookie, […]


I’d like to introduce the newest addition to Hoodscope, Anne, a very close friend of mine. She’s a media maven, music aficionado,  fashion enthusiast, and self-professed dessert queen. Seriously, she would eat dessert every meal of the day if it weren’t socially frowned upon or if it didn’t lead to an early grave. Now, a […]


I make no secret of my disdain for cupcakes. They are the most overrated thing since, well, take your pick – the Lakers (self-explanatory), Apple (doesn’t make you cool), fixed gear bikes (there are hills in San Francisco), Entourage (you’re not Ari Gold), and froyo (it’s fucking froyo). However, that doesn’t mean cupcakes aren’t good. […]


The Bread Basket is a longtime staple in Daly City, a well-loved source of fresh-baked Filipino breads, pastries, and desserts. The signature item here? Pan de sal, traditional Filipino rolls, usually eaten for breakfast but scarfable any time of day. They’re similar to American dinner rolls, only fluffier and sweeter. The ones here ($2 for […]


A gelato craving might make you think of heading straight to North Beach this weekend, but Marco Polo Italian Ice Cream in Parkside provides authentic, homemade gelato with an array of unique flavors, minus the trek across town. The tiny, no-frills shop serves gelato made daily in its kitchen with fresh ingredients. You won’t find […]


A unique alternative for late-night cravings in the Outer Sunset, Golden Island Café serves a variety of traditional Hong Kong-style desserts. The specialty here is sago, tiny translucent tapioca pearls served with shaved ice and fresh fruit. There’s a variety of options — strawberry, mango, kiwi, lychee, cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew — and you can order […]