El Estoque

Dessert Detectives: Cocohodo

Dessert Detectives: Cocohodo

Hannah Lee

November 21, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste

Penne for your thoughts

Penne for your thoughts

Jahan Razavi

November 21, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine

any can just name a handful, like “penne,” “spaghetti” and “linguine.” But the world of pasta is far more intricate. The various shapes, in addition to being elaborate, each holding a hidden geometry. “Pasta,” the Italian word for paste, is a dish that has been around for over two millenn...

Dessert Detectives: Alexander’s Pâtisserie

Dessert Detectives: Alexander’s Pâtisserie

Emily Xia

October 22, 2018


Filed under Dessert Detectives, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Reviews

wice a month, El Estoque takes on a new case at a bakery or café, trying to decipher the quality and cost of the most popular items. Starting the alphabetical trend, we went to our first cafe, Alexander’s Pâtisserie on Stevens Creek Blvd.   Petites Gâteaux       ...

Restaurant Roulette: Yas Restaurant

Maggie McCormick and Kat Pappas

May 25, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

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 Yas Restaurant in San Jose. Yas Restaurant is a Persian restaurant on Saratoga Road in a plaza that looks at ...

Restaurant Roulette: XLB Kitchen

Restaurant Roulette: XLB Kitchen

Ishani Singh

March 22, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

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 of De Anza Blvd. We...

Crisp, Sweet, Savory: Pears three ways

Crisp, Sweet, Savory: Pears three ways

Priya Reddy

March 2, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine

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, these three recipes are sure to make y...

Restaurant Roulette: Walia

Restaurant Roulette: Walia

Emily Xia

February 13, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Restaurant Roulette

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 prices, Walia is a ...

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

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 inclined to drop a few of t...

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

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 through his head, som...

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...