I Can’t Breathe

Sorry for my lack of posting, but I feel awful. Because of this, I haven’t been the best at taking pictures of my food in the past 24 hours but hopefully I’ll feel more like myself tomorrow.

Yesterday I finally made it to San Francisco around 5:00 and the boy picked me up from the airport and took me to eat some spicy Vietnamese food to try to clear up my congestion. We went to The Slanted Door over at the Ferry Building and I only wish I was feeling better because I think I really would have loved this place!


Unfortunately I couldn’t really taste or smell anything but it appeared to be delicious. I nibbled on some seared scallops—

And then ordered the rice noodles with dungeness crab for my entree.

After I took this photo I pretty much covered what you see here with sriracha sauce. I think it was really good. I need to go back when I can breathe!
Mehhhh I’ll be back!

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  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    May 10, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Argh, I hate that kind of sickness, where you can’t breath! It makes getting to sleep SO hard 🙁 I feel for ya!

  • Taysa (Water, Butter and Wine)
    May 10, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I have been wanting to go to The Slanted Door for a really long time now as I’ve heard nothing but good things. Sorry you weren’t feeling better to enjoy it. Take care!

  • jen trinque @ recipes for creativity
    May 10, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Aww, I sure hope you feel better soon! Get some rest 🙂

  • Carrie (Love Healthy Living)
    May 10, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Hope you feel better soon!!! You didn’t infect anyone with your germs on the airplane did you, LOL? 🙂 I want to try the Slanted Door, too! I’m definitely going to get there on my next trip to SF.

  • eatmovelove
    May 10, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Ugh – get some steam up ‘yer nose! Hot liquids, tea??…chocolate? 😉
    I like the names of all these restaurants.

  • Christie {Honoring Health}
    May 10, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I hope you are feeling better soon!

  • Diana
    May 10, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Hope you feel better soon Jenna.
    Buh @ not being able to taste delicious foods.

  • kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com
    May 10, 2010 at 10:44 am

    oh NO! sorry u feel so awful. i know that feeling, and u cant enjoy food when u cant breathe!!! feel better <3 xoxo HUG

  • Sana
    May 10, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Feel better! Hope the boy is taking good care of you!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    May 10, 2010 at 10:52 am

    i think that’s the worst kind of sick…i can handle throwing up (don’t like it though!) but when you can’t breathe it affects EVERY aspect of your life! hope it gets better soon!

  • Lindsey
    May 10, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I went to the Slanted Door when I visited SanFran last month! It was soo delcious! We got the crab noodles as well:) I love that city and can’t wait to return!! Feel better!

  • Hillary
    May 10, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Rest. Rest. Rest. Don’t feel pressured to take pics. Take care of yourself!

  • Karen
    May 10, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I hope you start to feel better! I went to the Slanted Door when I was in San Fran last October and loved it – you’ll have to try it again when you can taste things 🙂

  • Evan Thomas
    May 10, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Hope you start feeling better soon!

  • Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks
    May 10, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Awww, feel better! I’d love to go to the Slanted Door sometime — it’s supposed to be an SF gem, after all! Hopefully you’ll make it back there when your tastebuds are cooperating =). Did you get any goodies at the Ferry Building to enjoy later?

  • Cali
    May 10, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Sriracha = panacea. Yummm.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    May 10, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Too bad that siriacha didn’t clear your sinuses!!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    May 10, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Being sick is such a bummer! Hope you feel better soon!

  • Sarah for Real
    May 10, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Hope you feel better soon!

    We understand your lack of posting, don’t worry about it, just take care of you.

  • Claire
    May 10, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I hope you started feeling better soon lady! Sorry the vietnamese couldn’t help but can’t wait for it another time!

  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    May 10, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I hope you feel better soon. I so know that feeling of denial, when you know it’s a cold but just say “Oh, it’s allergies.” It gets me everytime 😉

  • Camille
    May 10, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Aww, sorry you’re not feeling well 🙁
    Feel better soon!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    May 10, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Get lots of rest and liquids–don’t want to be sick with spring weather!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    May 10, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Awww, so sorry you’re feeling back! I hope you feel better soon!

  • Following Julie
    May 10, 2010 at 11:52 am

    There’s nothing worse than eating a delicious meal and not being able to taste it. I’m sick in bed today, too, so I feel your pain. Off to heat up soup. =(

  • Cara
    May 10, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I can’t breathe today either because of allergies. no fun. i am thinking good thoughts, so you feel better soon!

  • Katharine
    May 10, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better! Being sick is no fun – sending you virtual chicken soup and a good book. 😉

  • Kim
    May 10, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Hope you feel better…and um, that Asian lady in your first photo looks like Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy)!! I think it is her because she has a very distinct look. 🙂

  • Abby
    May 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    I was in the same (bacterial) boat this weekend, except I didn’t have that meal waiting for me at the end of the day 😉 Nothing ticks me off more than not being able to taste/enjoy a meal like normal. It’s cruel and unusual punishment to have to eat with your eyes…

    So, all I did was rest, rest, rest and eat, eat, eat and drink tea this weekend and today? Viola! Back to semi-normal. Get rest and get well soon! (Planes stink when you’re sick–a petri dish of germs in their own right.)

  • allison @ thesundayflog
    May 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    ughh i hate dinners like that!! you THINK it’s good but you actually can’t taste anything. props to you for even going! i wouldve gotten right into bed!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    May 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I hate that feeling! Awful, awful. Hope you’re feeling back to your normal self soon! 😀

  • Scargosun
    May 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Hope you feel better asap! Life is no fun when you can’t taste!

  • jb
    May 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    you do have to go back to slanted door — it’s awesome. man, i miss california. feel better soon!

  • Morgan
    May 10, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Um, Are we supposed to play find the celebrity in the first picture? That looks EXACTLY like Sandra Oh.

  • Laura
    May 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Pho STAT!

  • Katie
    May 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I loved The Slanted Door when we were in SF!

  • Emily
    May 10, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Highly recommend chicken or tofu pho soup when you are sick and can’t breathe. It helps me every time. Hooray for Vietnamese food!

  • Krystina
    May 10, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Aw, feel better!

  • Kim
    May 10, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Have you tried Il Cane Rosso right across from the Slanted Door in the Ferry Building? They have a warm egg salad sandwich that is AMAZING! Feel Better!

  • Elise
    May 10, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I totally miss summer reading months — I tend to have my own every summer as well. Love the books on the list — you should check out the latest book by Jeanette Walls, Half Broke Horses.

  • Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/
    May 10, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I hope you feel better soon.

  • Lindsay
    May 10, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    I just went to the Slanted Door last Monday for a work dinner. I loved it, too! Did you check out the bathrooms? Coed, which weirds many people out. You + BF could have wandered in holding hands 😉

  • Jess
    May 11, 2010 at 5:25 am

    Yeah, I see Sandra Oh too! She is from my hometown! 🙂