El Estoque

Restaurant Roulette: XLB Kitchen

Restaurant Roulette: XLB Kitchen

Ishani Singh

March 22, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to suggest food for us to try. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to XLB Kitchen in Cupertino. XLB Kitchen is a small Chinese restaurant tucked away off...

Crisp, Sweet, Savory: Pears three ways

Crisp, Sweet, Savory: Pears three ways

Priya Reddy

March 2, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine

[su_dropcap style="flat"]S[/su_dropcap]pring is just around the corner and local grocery stores and farmer’s markets are beginning to flood with different varieties of pears. With their light flavor, pears are a versatile fruit, perfect for jams, marinades, sandwiches and more. From savory to sweet,...

Restaurant Roulette: Walia

Restaurant Roulette: Walia

Emily Xia

February 14, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Restaurant Roulette

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to suggest food for us to try. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Walia in San Jose. Address: 2208 Business Circle, San Jose, CA 95128 Situated in the heart of downtown San Jose, the small and bustling restaurant Walia offers traditional Ethiopian dishes. The walls are decorated with traditional Ethiopian paintings and old photos, making the atmosphere feel rustic and homey. Along with the relatively cheap...

Bitter meets sweet: grapefruit crafts

Bitter meets sweet: grapefruit crafts

Emily Xia

January 31, 2018


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]inter has arrived in full blast, but the chilly air and cascading rain are not the only things accompanying the season. It is now the perfect time to harvest grapefruit, a sour yet  sweet and somewhat bitter citrus fruit. With these do-it-yourself crafts and recipes, you may be incline...

Restaurant Roulette: Viva Thai Bistro

Restaurant Roulette: Viva Thai Bistro

Charlotte Chui

January 20, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette, Reviews

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to suggest food for us to try. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Viva Thai Bistro in Cupertino. Address: 19058 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014 At first glance when pulling into the parking lot, Viva Thai Bistro seemed small and nondescript, tucked in a string of other restaurants serving Asian cuisines ranging from Taiwanese to Mongolian hot pot. Inside, the restaurant’s walls were adorned with gold deco...

Making rose apples with senior Sabrina Hung

Making rose apples with senior Sabrina Hung

Himani Yalamaddi

December 13, 2017


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine, Student life

Senior Sabrina Hung has been baking for years, so when she received the opportunity to participate in a program at the Culinary institute of America in New York City over this summer, she was thrilled. Though she didn't particularly enjoy making pastries before attending the program, she gained a newfound...

Culinary Connections: The way cooking brings people together

Culinary Connections: The way cooking brings people together

Priya Reddy

December 12, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine, Print entertainment

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he clock ticks just loud enough so that assistant principal Andrew Goldenkranz can hear it, reminding him of his quickly approaching deadline. Eyeing his ingredients, he gets to work, whipping out bowls and measuring cups. Swiftly pouring and mixing ingredients, he runs a recipe t...

Restaurant Roulette: Umami Burger

Restaurant Roulette: Umami Burger

Priya Reddy

December 11, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette, Reviews

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to suggest food for us to try. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Umami Burger in Palo Alto.   Address: 452 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 Located on Palo Alto’s University Ave., Umami Burger chain of restaurants prides itself in offering burgers and a variety of sides that offer an umami — or savory — flavor profile. It’s their s...

Pumpkin spice: The story behind the fall favorite flavor

Pumpkin spice: The story behind the fall favorite flavor

Michelle Wong

November 17, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]F[/su_dropcap]rom cookies and granola bars to candles and decor, pumpkin spice’s flavor and scent can be seen dominating the shelves of grocery and home goods stores across the country during this time of the year. Although Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes are often ...

Restaurant Roulette: Tanto Japanese Restaurant

Restaurant Roulette: Tanto Japanese Restaurant

Andrea Schlitt

November 11, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Restaurant Roulette

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Tanto Japanese Restaurant in Sunnyvale. Address: 1063 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale,...

Restaurant Roulette: Sushi Kuni

Restaurant Roulette: Sushi Kuni

Anirudh Chaudhary

October 20, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

[su_dropcap]T[/su_dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the server to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Sushi Kuni in Cupertino. When you pull up into the parking lot, it’s almost impossible to see the restaurant because of how small and unimposing the building is. The entrance is on the left side of the building, and once you enter you feel either squashed, or hugged, depending on your point of view. T...

Restaurant Roulette: Rio Adobe

Restaurant Roulette: Rio Adobe

Jennie Chen

September 19, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Rio Adobe in Cupertino. Address: 10525 S De Anza Blvd Ste 100, Cupertino, CA 95014 A warm ambience and the sound of bustling kitchen staff greeted customers entering the restaurant. Service is friendly and quick. Unfortunately, customers were not able to order many of the dessert options such as chocolate empanada...