Saturday, August 23, 2014

Moh Kitchen - Milpitas

Ohn no kauk swe - Burmese coconut noodle soup with chicken
All of a sudden had an urge to eat some Burmese food. So I did a search to find one in our area. Found this restaurant on Yelp with promising pictures. So there we went this weekend. The place was small inside with simple tables and chairs. We got a table next to the window. It's a big window overlooking the pa rking lot. We looked at the menu and knew what we wanted. We ordered mohinga, ohn no kauk swe and see kyat kauk swe.

We got our ice water and "strawberry milk" drink. I don't quite remember what was the official name for the pink milk drink but it did taste like strawberry flavored milk. Not bad.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mei Wah - Veldhoven, Netherlands

Babi panggang - a must try

As Indonesians, we learned through history that some of our culture and language was influenced by Dutch. So when we were in Eindhoven, I wasn't quite surprise to learn that the Chinese food there was influenced by Indonesian. The Chinese food was more like Indonesian style Chinese food. Even some of the items in the menu were in Indonesians. Babi panggang for example. It literally means roasted pork. Though on the menu was elaborate as fried pork with sweet chili sauce.

The restaurant that we went to was Mei Wah. Located on a strip mall just around the corner of the location of our business trip on Provincialeweg. In fact the walk there was pretty nice. We passed a windmill.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Pho 909 - Milpitas

Grill pork roll - make sure to check this out
We were in the Milpitas area and was looking for dinner. My eyes caught the sign for Pho 909 just in the same area as the Ocean Pacific supermarket. So there we went. At around 8, there were a few tables occupied. Nobody even acknowledged us, so we took initiative and seated ourselves.

Their menu was quite extensive. They also served dishes from central of Vietnam like Bun Bo Hue and Banh Beo (little steam rice cake served on bowl with dried shrimp topping). But we opted for something simple and hearty. I chose the chicken pho (pho ga) and hubby chose seafood pho - the spicy one. Apparently they have options of spicy or non spicy.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Pizza My Heart - San Jose

We didn't plan to visit this pizza place. After a movie Sunday, our nephew wanted pizza. It just happened that this restaurant was right next to the theater.

There was a line inside when we walked in. I was looking for the menu to be posted but the full menu was actually printed and put right on the counter next the entrance. We selected a large size pizza with half Maui Wowie and half Fort Point. It took about 20-25 minutes for the pizza to be prepared. But when it came out it was well worth the wait. It was piping hot and we all attacked the pizza including our nephew. He enjoyed his choice of Maui Wowie and he could have finished the half if we let him. I tried both flavor but liked the Fort Point better so did hubby.

I think we'll be keeping this pizza joint closer to heart after Pizza Chicago and Costco Pizza. The only complaint hubby had was the thin crust. He didn't feel that the pizza filled him enough.

Pizza My Heart
850 El Paseo de Saratoga
San Jose, CA
(408) 364-0400

Merit Vegetarian Restaurant - Sunnyvale

We were taking a friend and her family out to dinner. Since she and her family are vegetarian we found this place on Yelp. On a Saturday early evening the place was surprisingly pretty busy. When we arrived close to 6 pm, there were a few tables occupied. I didn't think the place was going to be pretty busy because of their location on Lawrence Expressway. I guess there were quite a lot of vegetarians out there.

Their menu was pretty decent. We picked an order of imperial roll and fried dumpling for appetizers. And for the entree we chose lotus salad, vegetable combo soup, spicy Thai fried rice, eggplant and tofu claypot and spicy green bean. There were 4 adults and 1 kid. So I think that amount of food should be pretty good.

The kitchen was pretty efficient. They could whipped out orders in like 10 minutes ! I am not kidding. Me and hubby got there first. While waiting I thought let's order some appetizers. Our friend already said that they were close by. They got us our appetizers in less than 10 minutes. Even our friend still hasn't showed up yet.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Veggie Grill - San Jose

Veggie Grill - Buffalo Bomber
Ever since the visit to the vegetarian restaurant, Merit. Hubby’s has been looking forward to try another vegetarian restaurant. So he finally found one, Veggie Grill in Santana Row. So off we go on a weekday night.

The place wasn’t too busy because it’s sort of early for dinner. Though the Counter next door was busy. We studied the menu and hubby gave a few suggestions based on the reviews that he had read. I’m all for what other people thinks. So I went with what’s good. Don’t try to be adventurous and should stick with what the restaurant is good at.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Troll's - Horseshoe Bay, BC - Canada

We have been to this location about ten years ago. That was my first visit to Vancouver, BC and surrounding. I didn't quite remember the name of the restaurant. But for whatever reason, the calamari here left me a deep impression. Years passed and every now and then the calamari experience comes and knocks on my head. So finally this year we have enough time on our trip to make a side trip to Horseshoe Bay. To verify whether my memory was accurate and put it to rest.