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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cafe Artemis - Campbell


Had lunch with a friend here last week. It’s situated in the Pruneyard shopping center, behind Trader Joe’s. The cafĂ© had outdoor seating area under the tree so it was nice and shaded. But we got an inside seating. Lunch was in full swing when I got there. My friend already got us a table. I’ve never been there so I asked him for suggestion. In the end I settled with chicken kebab and he chose a wrap.

The lunch took longer than I thought it would. Maybe because it was lunch time and they were busy. But it’s not a place that you could get your lunch in like 15 minutes. I think it took about 25 minutes or more. It’s a good think I wasn’t in a rush to go back to office otherwise I would probably have to ask for it to go when it’s ready.
chicken kebab platter


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Kokyo Sushi Buffet - Hayward

A friend took us to this buffet this weekend. Being a buffet aficionado we wouldn't say no to an offer like that. ha..ha.. So we met up at their house and drove together to Hayward.

When we got there it was just slightly before 6 pm. Quite a lot of people had early dinner to go somewhere else or maybe just to beat the crowd ? We were seated on a patio seating. It was a covered with thick plastic and curtain. Nice trick to block cold breeze and also sunlight. It also gave a cozy feeling.

No time to waste we went and scout the buffet area. The first long table was the salad and veggies. The second one we passed by was hot dishes. I saw gyoza, Alaskan crab legs, egg rolls among others. The next table had a few different types of soup like hot and sour soup, clam chowder, miso soup, etc. Then korean style beef, chow mein, steam rice, eggplant, etc. I was thinking where is the sushi ? Then we made a turn back and on the table against the wall there was again another table for dessert, pudding, fruits, etc. Next to that table was the sushi with the sushi chefs behind refreshing the platter as necessary.

First plate : varieties of sushi

SK Donuts - Los Gatos

Had a friend who was nice enough to drop off a box of donuts. Upon checking the box, they were from SK Donuts in Los Gatos. I am not really a donut person so I let my coworkers do the judging. We had donuts from Maple Donuts in the past courtesy of another coworker. So the votes that I have collected so far was SK Donuts 1 and Maple Donuts 1. ha..ha..

SK Donuts
1440 Pollard Rd  Los Gatos, CA 95032  (408) 374-3718

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Thai Spice (revisited) - Los Gatos

Our weekend project brought us back to Los Gatos last weekend. Looking for lunch we decided to give Thai Spice another try. We did a take out from that restaurant a couple of months ago. But this time we wanted to try their noodle dishes instead.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

My Happy Kitchen - San Jose

Seafood pho
Passed by this place so many times and today decided to give it a try. The place looked tiny from outside but inside got enough space to put a few tables and could possibly fit 20 people.

We ordered seafood pho and chicken pho. I guess it was probably the wrong choice since pho wasn't their specialty. I had a bad feeling about it when I saw how sad the basil and bean sprout looked when they were brought to our table.