El Estoque

RareTea

RareTea

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

Stop and smell the roses: Four DIYs

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

DIY: Spring Desserts

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

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

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

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste

Penne for your thoughts

Penne for your thoughts

Jahan Razavi

November 21, 2018

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

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

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

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...