One of my favorite pizza place, Pizza Antica on Santana Row. This place is always pack, always busy, always have to wait and no reservation. I was here on a weekend with a friend from out of town. We had to wait about 30mins.
We ordered a Kale Salad, the waiter was nice to split the salad for us.
Clams in tomato wine sauce – perfect with bread!!
Clams in tomato wine sauce
Potato & Ricotta Gnocchi – big fluffy gnocchi in a pesto sun-dried tomato sauce, it was good, but kind of heavy to my liking.
Potato & Ricotta Gnocchi
Lastly, of course we had to order pizza – Fennel Sausage, mushrooms and onion.
The pizza is like a personal size, but can be share with 2 person. Love the good thin crispy crust and chewy dough.
Fennel Sausage, mushrooms and onion
One of my favorite restaurant for porridge and rice noodle wrapped Chinese donut. There is always a wait, but not terribly bad.
Salty pork bone porridge 咸豬骨粥 – mildly salty pork meat, perfect with the smooth porridge.
Salty pork bone porridge 咸豬骨粥
Rice Noodle wrapped Chinese Donut / Ja Leung 炸兩 – one of my favorite in the bay area, crispy Chinese donut and thin rice noodle … love the sesame and hoisin sauce!
Rice Noodle wrapped Chinese Donut / Ja Leung 炸兩
Beef Brisket Tossed Noodle 牛腩撈麵 – the beef brisket were very soft and tender, egg noodle were crunchy, love it. The soup on the side is for you to toss the noodle if the noodle becomes too dry.
Beef Brisket Tossed Noodle 牛腩撈麵
I do come here once a while for my porridge and noodle craving fix.
I really love this place: you order from the iPad, even water. No Tipping policy, you don’t have to worry about calculating the tips at end of the meal. Service was good, love the food too!
Teishoku 定食- literally means “meal set”, a type of Japanese meal set serve with all dishes together (with soup, side or salad). Presentation is nice and clean!
Order from iPad
Mix Toji Teishoku – pork cutlet, fried shrimp, sukiyaki beef cooked in Japanese sauce and egg. Served with pickled veggie and tofu, paid $2 extra with clams miso soup … so much clams!
Mix Toji Teishoku
Add $2 to get clams miso soup (original is plain miso soup)
Nasu Miso & Saba Teishoku – Eggplant, pork belly and veggies cook in miso sauce, grilled mackerel served with pickled veggie, spinach, and clams miso soup.
Nasu Miso & Saba Teishoku
Yayoi – Palo Alto, CA
I love this place.
Always love Sumiya, it’s probably one of the best yakitori place in the bay area. It was super busy on weekends, we had to wait 30mins to be seated at the counter area, which was fine.
We always get the combo and some extra skewers, never failed us.
Combo Yakitori + Kalbi Don with Soft Boil Egg – Kalbi was very soft and tender, the soft boil was perfect! Just yummy!
Combo Yakitori + Kalbi Don with Soft Boil Egg
Perfect Soft Boil Egg
Soup and Salad
I don’t remember each names of the skewers we ordered, they were all great!
Assorted extra skewers we ordered
They are busy on weekends!
Visited this dessert place a while back. The color theme and desserts are very similar to a Hong Kong base dessert shop.
Desserts and snacks were pretty good.
Mango Pancake – mango was pretty good, a little too much cream for me … but overall, taste okay.
HK Style Fish Ball – these little fish balls were the best snack of the night. The sauce was very flavorful and it has a kick to it.
HK Style Fish Ball
Chicken Wings – I don’t really remember what these taste like, just some light buffalo wings.
Mango Sago – also ordered the Mango Sago … so little mango, wish there was more … taste okay.
Even the logo looks like a dessert brand in HK 😛