Check, Please! You Gotta Try This reviews: Swedish Pancakes, Kalbijjim, Lamb and Beef Shawarma Bowl


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Check, Please! You Gotta Try This!, season 1, episode 8, airs Thursday, October 28, at 7:30 pm, on KQED 9. See other television airtimes, and never miss an episode by subscribing to the video podcast.

First up, we’re starting things off with the most important meal of the day: breakfast! Located in Millbrae in the South Bay, the family-owned Millbrae Pancake House has served up scratch-made pancakes and waffles for more than 60 years, like the thin, delicate Swedish Pancakes with lingonberry butter. Next, it’s off to San Francisco’s Japantown for Kalbijjim, Korean slow-cooked braised beef short ribs topped with melted cheese (an Instagram favorite!) at Daeho. Finally, we dig into the fresh hummus and savory, flame-roasted meat that fill the signature Lamb and Beef Shawarma Bowl at Falafel Boy in Oakland.

Host Leslie Sbrocco joins guests Janet Monaghan, Jennifer Kirk and Shaun Tai from Mersea Restaurant on Treasure Island.

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