MILKCOW (ICE CREAM) – FREMONT, CA (BAY AREA)

A nice Korean Chain store that serves organic soft-serve ice cream. Perfect creamy and milky texture!

Mango Tree with honey cube added – I love the bits of mango, it helps to ease the sweetness of the ice cream. Also love chewing on the honey cube 🙂

Mango Tree

Mango Tree

The additional honey cube is $1.50 extra.

Mango Tree

Mango Tree

I do love it, will come back for sure.

BUN BO HUE AN NAM – SAN JOSE, CA (BAY AREA)

Came to South San Jose to browse around, I was informed there are lots of Vietnamese shops and restaurants around this area.

Decided to try Bun Bo Hue An Nam, from the name of the restaurant, yes, they are known as their Bun Bo Hue soup. From my memory, the soup didn’t blow me away. They are always famous for Bun Bo Hue with Pizzle … I wasn’t brave enough to try that. Only ordered the regular Bun Bo Hue.

Bun Bo Hue – regular, I don’t find it anything special … unless you add the pizzle.

Bun Bo Hue - from Bun Bo Hue An Nam

Bun Bo Hue – from Bun Bo Hue An Nam

 

Bun Bo Hue - added all beansprout

Bun Bo Hue – added all beansprout

Bun Bo Hue - from Bun Bo Hue An Nam

Bun Bo Hue – from Bun Bo Hue An Nam

Pho Dat Biet – special combination meat noodles, again, nothing special.

Pho Dat Biet

Pho Dat Biet

Simple 1 page menu.

Bun Bo Hue An Nam Menu

Bun Bo Hue An Nam Menu

I wouldn’t go drive all the way here for their noodles. I can find similar in East Bay.

 

LA BODEGUITA DEL MEDIO – PALO ALTO, CA (BAY AREA)

Always a busy Cuban style restaurant, pretty good food, service is a hit or miss. Reservation is high recommended.

Shrimp Ceviche – shrimp was decent, served in coconut milk … the crispy plantains was good!

Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp Ceviche

Tierra Y Mar with Mash Sweet Potato – love the skirt steak, perfectly cooked. Crispy and lightly sweet coconut shrimp!

Ter & Mer with Mash Sweet Potato

Tierra Y Mar with Mash Sweet Potato

Arroz Con Pollo – Cuban style chicken with platanos and yellow rice. Honestly I am not a big fan of the platanos, but the pork was very tender and nice.

Arroz Con Pollo

Arroz Con Pollo

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE – SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BAY AREA)

A Classic American Steakhouse and excellent service.

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Crab Cake – love this appetizer, it’s more like 1 serving … but good enough for appetizer. It has read lumps of crab meat, stack with avocado, cucumber and mango. Yummy!

Crab Cake

Crab Cake

Crab Cake

Crab Cake – look at the lumps of crab!!

Calamari – lightly crispy breaded and fried, serve with sweet and spicy sauce on the side. Hmm … just a normal fried calamari, not my favorite.

Calamari

Calamari

Crab Cake and Calamari

Crab Cake and Calamari

New York Strip Steak – served on a sizzling hot plate with butter. Steak was full of meaty flavors!

Rib Eye Steaks

New York Strip Steak

NY Strip - medium rare

NY Strip – medium rare

SEN DAI SUSHI – MILIPITAS, CA (BAY AREA)

Our local favorite sushi joint again, this time with my mom too … it was weekend, so expect 40-50mins wait time. My other Sen Dai Sushi post —> here!

We ordered more than what we can eat, lots left over for next day 🙂

Sashimi Platter – my mom loves sashimi and Sen Dai always have fresh and thick cuts. Love it!

Sashimi Platter

Sashimi Platter

More sushi rolls, one is Rainbow Roll, I forgot the names of the other. They were big portions!

Rolls

Rolls

Rainbow Roll and some other rolls

Rainbow Roll and some other rolls

Fried Soft Shell Crab – breadcrumb like breading … I personally like tempura style breading more.

Fried Soft Shell Crab

Fried Soft Shell Crab

Grilled Whole Squid – perfectly grilled!

Grilled Whole Squid

Grilled Whole Squid

So much food, we had to take some home for next day!

Dinner - Sen Dai Sushi

Dinner – Sen Dai Sushi