If you ever want a super quick, budget friendly meal that's still delicious, head on down to Bento Xpress. You can dine in or get it to go. I ordered the salmon teriyaki bento box. This came with a side of tempura and a California roll. The bento box was average, but I still enjoyed it. Anythign with teriyaki sauce is good :P This dish was a weekday lunch special for only $12, so that was a pretty good deal.
Bento Xpress @ Milpitas, CA
The Dead Fish @ Crockett, CA
We ate dinner at The Dead Fish for a fancy night out with another family. We split 'couple' sizes of the ciopinno and kettle baked chicken. These are pretty large portions and stock full of delicousness. The ciopinno is a tomato based, Italian seafood stew. The Dead Fish's version had crab, mussels, shrimp, corn, and many other yummy items. This stew was very aromatic and a great mixture of tons of seasonings. *Insider tip: they give you bread so dip that into this stew to soak up all the goodness. You can thank me later for that ;)
As for the kettle baked chicken, it was a wonderful combination of crispy skin and succulent meat. I don't understand the type of magic they use to make the skin that crisp and delicious. The chicken also comes with lots of veggies so that's always a plus. For a 2 person dish, the kettle chicken had tons of food and hey, that means leftovers for the next day! I particularly enjoyed the smashed baby potatoes that resembled Pac Man. Other than the main dishes, we ordered the crab chowder and beet salad. The crab chowder was soooo good omg. The soup was creamy and luscious with bug chunks of crab. The beet salad was also pretty yummy, but over-priced for a small portion. All in all, I left The Dead Fish with a satisfied and full stomach and excitement for the leftovers for tomorrow.
Oreo Brownies-Simple but Delicious
These brownies are moist, fudgey, and have a surprise at the bottom. The Oreo adds even more decadence to this. These Oreo brownies are soooo good and super easy to make. It's a 2 in 1 deal (just like these treats hehe :P ). To start off you will need...
First off, preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the wet ingredients into the dry brownie mix. Stir until everything is incorporated. Line a cupcake tray with 12 cupcake liners. Before putting down the brownie batter, place one Oreo in each liner. Then, scoop the brownie batter into each liner, covering the Oreo. Bake the brownies until mostly done on top, around 22-25 minutes. You don't want to over bake them.
*I like using the Ghirardelli brownie mix. If you're using another brand, feel free to asjust the cooking times and oven temperature.
Koi Palace @ Milpitas, CA
Koi Palace is one of my all time favorite dim sum places. They have an abundance of choices, and all of their dishes are delicious. Their oven roasted duck is heavenly. I know I can always enjoy any Asian restaurant's duck. The duck is tender with a contrasting crispy skin on the outside. This makes it the perfect bite. Another popular item is the BBQ pork buns. These are equally amazing. The outside is sugary and crunchy, similar to a pineapple bun. Once you bite inside, sweet porkiness spills out. Mmm I'm drooling just writing about it. Also, since we were at a dim sum place, we just had to order the shui mai. I'm pretty sure we always order this whenever we visit a dim sum restaurant, but hey, I'm not complaining. Shui mais are the perfect combo of pork and shrimp.
Speaking of shrimp, if you like it as much as I do, definitely order the walnut prawns. This fried treat is smothered in sweet sauce and accompanied with honey covered walnuts. If you want to splurge, then make the right decision and order the walnut prawns. You won't regret it. If you don't like shrimp (umm what how??), then the fried milk is another great choice. I don't know how they do it, but the milk inside is so silky and amazing to eat. The last dish we ordered was the lamb buns. I really like pan fried buns like these because they have a great sear on the outside of the fluffy buns. You won't be disappointed when you eat at Koi Palace because everything is awesome!
Liang's Thai Food @ Denver, CO
1 whole hour. This is how long we waited for these drunken noodles from Liang's Thai Food, a food stand in downtown Denver. The stand is big enough to fit only one person in there. Therefore, he can only cook one dish at a time. The line was long and wait was agonizing. The final product was pretty good, but not worth the hour long wait. It was just your standard drunken noodles, nothing extraordinary about it. The only reason the lines are super long at Liang's is because the service is slow, not because the food is spectacular.
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