Valerie Ng

I'VE been known to disappear from my hometown for at least a month each year for my annual therapy session, aka travel adventure. When I'm grounded at home, I like to scope out good restaurants, dream of my next international expedition and attempt to bake the best cookies and cupcakes.

Berkeley (West)San Francisco

10 NFT Questions:
My Day Job:
     Office receptionist and freelance writer
What I'm listening to:
     Sara Bareilles
What I'm reading:
     Street Gang by Michael Davis
What I've just seen:
     Confessions of a Shopaholic
What I believe in:
     cookies and cupcakes
What pisses me off:
     too many disposable bags and utensils
What I really think of NFT:
     It's great!
The question I really wanted to answer was:
     Q: Where can you find the best cupcakes in the United States?
    A: I'm on a mission to find out!
What sanctifies me:
     Travel and really good, wholesome food

Valerie's Photos

Valerie's Features
Gelato: The Ultimate Scoop
Gelato! It's ice cream... with less than 35% air. Let Valrie Ng introduce you to an exciting new world of frozen desserts from Italian crema to Chinese sour soup to Budweiser beer.

More Than Sushi
You mean there's more to Japanese culture than slabs of fish resting on chunks of rice? What? I thought Harajuku girls and weird J-pop stars and Pocky sticks were just a dream. But I was wrong. Valerie Ng reports on the dark non-sushi-related underbelly of Japanese society.

Valerie Ng's Radars Taco Grill
Lardless & Lovely
7/16/2010 Restaurants, Oakland (Overview Map) — Scrumptious even without the lard "Healthy Mexican" is oft regarded as an oxymoron. Without the lar...

La Oaxaquena
Tostada + Pizza = Yum
7/2/2010 Restaurants, Hayes Valley / The Mission — Go ahead, try something new. If it's a chicken burrito or taco with carne asada you're craving, it'...

Venus Restaurant
Don't Overlook a Goddess
6/29/2010 Restaurants, Berkeley (East) — Being a devotee of La Note and its pancakes...

Hopkins Street Bakery
Fruity Taste of Heaven
6/3/2010 Restaurants, Berkeley (West) — Maybe donuts aren't junk food I'm not much of a donut eater--I'll take a croissant or a scone or a...

BC Deli Sandwiches
Cash only? Not a problem
5/31/2010 Restaurants, Downtown Oakland / Lake Merritt — Oakland's Chinatown is an unquestionably great place to grab lunch, but the cash only policy just do...

Submitted Listings

San Francisco
'wichcraft NYC sandwich chain from the Top Chef dude.
Almare Gelato Authentic Italian gelato in heart of downtown Berkeley.
Amanda's Fresh and healthy fast food.
Arlequin Great sandwiches. Great prices.
BC Deli Sandwiches Dirt-cheap Vietnamese in Oakland Chinatown.