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Brief history of dalgona coffee

Brief history of dalgona coffee

Zara Iqbal, Staff writer

May 2, 2020

A timeline on how the beverage became popular across the world

Mallow Makin’ : four marshmallow based creations

A picture of the four marshmallow creations mentioned in the story: rice krispies, marshmallow pops, marshmallow men, and a marshmallow based face mask.

Stuti Upadhyay

February 11, 2020

Marshmallows are a hallmark of winter — a soft and squishy delicacy that many enjoy, whether it’s marshmallows alone or with a classic treat like hot cocoa. Aside from these typical marshmallow uses, here are some additional unique ways to enjoy marshmallows.    Pops Supplies:  Large marshmallows Bittersweet ...

Students react to the Impossible Burger

Junior Sylvana Northrop reacts to the impossible burger.

Vivian Jiang and Shivani Gupta

January 20, 2020

Meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans review the meat-alternative burger

Dessert Detectives: Jin’s Bakery

Dessert Detectives: Jin’s Bakery

Shreshta Ranganathan and Vivian Jiang

November 24, 2019

wice a month, El Estoque takes on a new case at a bakery or café, trying to decipher the quality and cost of its most popular items. Continuing the alphabetical trend, we went to Jin’s Bakery & Cafe, a dessert shop in Santa Clara that serves a variety of breads, small cakes and several baked ...

RareTea offers high quality teas

RareTea offers high quality teas

Charlotte Chui

November 4, 2019

Newly-opened Cupertino branch offers high quality teas

Sold out: Reactions to the new Popeyes chicken sandwich

Sold out: Reactions to the new Popeyes chicken sandwich

Zara Iqbal and Alyssa Hui

September 27, 2019

Students respond to the hype around Popeyes new menu item

Stop and smell the roses: Four DIYs

Four DIYs to make with roses

Charlotte Chui, Entertainment Editor

September 27, 2019

dd a rosy tint to your life by experimenting with these floral crafts and recipes. From rose jam — swirled into a bowl of creamy yogurt or spooned onto a warm lemon scone — to fragrant rose petal sachets — tucked into a closet drawer or hung in the car, here are four DIY projects to try with ros...

Homemade Hipster: Strawberry Matcha Latte

Homemade Hipster: Strawberry Matcha Latte

Charlotte Chui

May 22, 2019

Layers of fresh, syrupy strawberries, creamy milk and matcha. At the bottom of the cup are chewy tapioca pearls, often dubbed boba. While boba is commonly paired with milk tea or fruit teas, a variety of drink options lets boba enthusiasts customize to their own tastes. Watch the video below to try a...

DIY: Spring Desserts: How to make tangerine and milk jelly and lemon bars

DIY: Spring Desserts: How to make tangerine and milk jelly and lemon bars

Sarah Young, Graphic's editor

April 6, 2019

pring, although a time for allergies and a war against the pollen outside, remains a favorite of mine, due to it also being the same time my mom and I would bake seasonal sweets. Fragrant lemon bars with lemonade and refreshing tangerine jelly, for example, are commonplace in my home.   ...

Sweet tooth: Popular candies around the world

Sweet tooth: Popular candies around the world

Flora Peng and Emily Xia

March 31, 2019

Members of differing cultural backgrounds describe their native candies

A taste from home: Japanese club prepares yakisoba for its members

After about 15 minutes, the yakisoba is done and served in bowls, along with disposable chopsticks.

Emily Xia and Zara Iqbal

January 27, 2019

Water? “Hai, mizu.” Yes. A Japanese club officer balanced the bowl of water precariously as she handed it off to the other. Crackling and sizzling sounds filled the air, and the unique smell of the Japanese traditional noodle, yakisoba, wafted through the halls, its scent reaching to the end ...