El Estoque

Ringing in a new year

Ringing in a new year

Charlotte Chui and Annie Zhang

February 12, 2019


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lates of delicacies are passed around, ranging from spongy airy Chinese cakes dubbed “Fa Gao” to pan-fried traditional Korean dumplings. These are just a few foods commonly eaten during Lunar New Year, which is commemorated by numerous Asian cultures. On Feb. 6, Chinese Honor Society collaborated with ...

A twist on the expected

Hannah Lee, Emily Xia, Ayah Ali-Ahmad, and Gauri Kaushik

February 8, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Students try new Oreo flavors

Dessert Detectives: Flower Flour

Dessert Detectives: Flower Flour

Alyssa Hui

February 8, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste

A fall treat

A fall treat

Shuvi Jha

November 21, 2018


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On Nov. 7, Bite Club, a club centered around food and nutrition, gathered for its second meeting of the year. The theme was centered around Halloween and autumn, as students were taught how to make candy apples. In the front of the room stood President and senior Elysha Tsai, as she used the club...

Dessert Detectives: Cocohodo

Dessert Detectives: Cocohodo

Hannah Lee

November 21, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste

Bite Club’s final meeting

Bite Club’s final meeting

Hannah Lee

May 25, 2018


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Bite Club members celebrate their last meeting with food-making kits

Homemade Hipster: Foods for when you’re sick

Homemade Hipster: Foods for when you’re sick

Ananya Bhat

April 13, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Homemade Hipster

ome with a cold? Down with a sore throat? As allergy season approaches, you'll feel better with the rejuvenating effects of these easy-to-create foods and drinks. Check out these home recipes in the video below. ...

Spicing it up: Korean Club and Bite Club hold a Fire Noodle Challenge meeting

Spicing it up: Korean Club and Bite Club hold a Fire Noodle Challenge meeting

Hannah Lee

April 6, 2018


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n March 29, Korean Club and Bite Club collaborated to host the Fire Noodle Challenge, which has recently gained popularity on Youtube. More than 75 students attended the meeting in order to try the ramen. There were two rounds to the challenge — in the first round, the students ate Nongshim Shin Ram...

A taste of our cultures

A taste of our cultures

Vivian Chiang

March 8, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Features

alking around MVHS campus at lunch, one sees many students eagerly digging out their lunch box. Each time a lunch container is opened, a different array of colors is revealed and the smells of a dozen different spices waft into the air. Take a look at the perspectives below on these students’ lunches...

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 ...