Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Korean Soybean Sprouts Side dish 콩나물무침

This recipe is by a Youtuber Future Neighbor. The link to their recipe on their blog is here. Scroll down for his video on Youtube. The recipe here has been adjusted to what I made.

Ingredients :
1 bag of 12 oz (340 gr) soybean sprout
1 medium size carrot
2 green onion

Seasoning :
1/2 ts soy sauce
1/2 ts minced garlic
2/3 ts salt
1/2 ts salt
1/2 ts chili sesame oil
1 ts toasted sesame seeds

Friday, January 12, 2018

Noodle Hut - Milpitas

Found this place while looking for a place for lunch in the Milpitas area. It seemed relatively new and pretty interesting so I was curious to give it a try.

By the time we got there was around 2 so it was pretty empty. Just another 2 more tables occupied. But I saw a sign on sheet by the door so it was most likely busy earlier. We ordered a Phnom Penh noodle and mekatang. Since I was hungry I ordered a round bread thinking I could chew on it while waiting for our orders. But the bread actually came out after our noodles had arrived.

For our Phnom Penh noodle we asked for small egg noodle. I think the small noodle absorb the sauce and goes better with the toppings. The toppings consisted of minced pork, sliced pork, prawns, pork liver, thinly sliced pork stomach and tons of fried garlic. If you are not used to pork liver and stomach you may want to stir away from this noodle. I loved the chewiness of the pork stomach but next time I would request to not include the pork liver. Can't get used to the smell of it. Our noodle came dry with a bowl of soup on the side. We were also served bean sprout to be dunked into the soup.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Thai Chili Express - San Jose

We happened to see this place one time when we were in the area but wasn't in business on Sundays. So some other time we made time to come back on Saturday and they were open. There was another customer doing take out when we got in. That gave us chance to look around and check out the menu.

We decided to order the pad see ew (stir fry rice noodle) which was made to order. And I order a rice combo with spicy stir fry chicken and tofu. There was a special going on for the rice combo item so we got a free Thai ice tea as well. Awesome deal !

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Cheon Joo Young-yang Dolsot - Santa Clara

pork bone soup with potato (gamja tang jeongol)
Recently I watched a korean drama where there was scene of a family eating bossam (boiled marinated pork belly). After that I was inspired to look for bossam. It's been a while since we enjoyed our bossam. I think the last one was years ago at Chung Dam.

Then I found out that the small family restaurant at the corner of the strip mall where Paris Baguette is located actually has bossam on the menu. So there we went on our trip back home after a whole day out in San Francisco. This was like the fourth time we were there. But by the time we got there gamja tang seemed like a better option given the cold winter night. Though I was tempted to order bossam at the same time but worry that we might have too much pork at one seating. So in the end we settled with gamja tang jeongol (pork bone soup with potato) and seafood pancake (haemul pajeon).

Monday, December 25, 2017

Westfield San Francisco Center - San Francisco

I'm not talking about the stores. Just the food court which I think was called Food Emporium. Located at the basement area but was nicely designed just like the other food court I know at the Westfield Valley Fair in San Jose. There were quite some options here like Loving Hut, Sorabol (Korean), Buckhorn grill, Lobster Me, etc

I have been there once years ago. Didn't quite remember what I had then but today we had the Thai food called Coriander. The menu was almost like Panda Express. Rice with one item combo or two items combo. You could have white steam rice, brown rice or pad thai.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Dish Dash - Sunnyvale

So this year's holiday dinner for our office was at this restaurant in downtown Sunnyvale called Dish Dash. This is the sit down dining place version of the Dish N Dash that also has another location in Sunnyvale (on Mathilda Ave).

I liked the chicken wrap at the Dish N Dash but since this one is more fine dining version so I was looking forward to try some other dishes. But it turned out that we actually were sharing a few orders of dishes instead even for the main dish. Which was actually a great idea. I was going to order something vegetarian but wasn't sure if it would turn out fine.

We started with flat bread with some olive oil combination which was just okay. Then the appetizer came out and the appetizer dip went well with the flat bread. The appetizer came in a long three slots platter. The platters contain combinations like Mediterranean style salad, tabouli, babaghanouge and some others which I didn't know.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Anjappar Chettinad - Santa Clara

A friend brought me here for dinner on a Saturday night. We got there around 7:30 and the place was pretty busy but not full. We got a table for two and got our menus. I have never went to an Indian restaurant and ordered myself. Normally me and hubby would go to Indian buffet which we enjoy because we got to try a few dishes all at once place. So I let my friend did the ordering.

She ordered a goat soup called aattu nenjelumbu which was made with goat meat with tons of spices. It was pretty spicy and had a nice warming effect. By the time we were done I felt warm. Next was the biryani rice with goat which according to my friend was one of their strength. The rice was flavorful and meat was tender. The biryani rice was a bit spicy but more chili was provided along with yogurt for anyone who wanted more flavor.