Sunday, August 24, 2014

White Elephant - Santa Clara

Khao soi - northern Thai chicken rice noodle with coconut broth
One of the exciting thing about moving is the possibility of checking out different restaurant in a new neighborhood. So one day we passed by this Thai restaurant at the corner of Lafayette and El Camino Real in Santa Clara and thought we should give it a try.

The place was kinda small. More like a place one would go for take out rather than eat in. It was a nice Saturday afternoon but there was only one table occupied when we walked in around 1 pm. I was hoping that it wasn't the sign of the quality of the food.

There were five of us so we had more flexibility in ordering. We got mostly noodle dishes because those were the ones we don't normally make at home. We ordered pad Thai, pad see ew, khao soi, chicken satay, tom yum noodle soup and roti.

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.