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Homemade Hipster: Strawberry Matcha Latte

Homemade Hipster: Strawberry Matcha Latte

Charlotte Chui

May 22, 2019


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Homemade Hipster

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

DIY: Spring Desserts

Sarah Young, Graphic's editor

April 6, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

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


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Food

In 2016, the U.S. ranked no. 1 in the world for total candy retail volume, which means that over 5 million pounds of sweets were consumed throughout the year. With options ranging from Japanese Kit Kats to German Haribo gummies, commercial candy in the U.S. contributed to roughly 13% of adults’ to...

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

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

Emily Xia and Zara Iqbal

January 27, 2019


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Food

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 ...

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 14, 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...