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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Napa Trip - May 2011

I recently went to California to attend one of my cousin's wedding reception. The reception was held in Napa but we flew into San Jose where my aunt lives. Be prepared for several posts of yummy food pics! (I didn't really rate anything, just wanted to share all the food pics with ya'll!) :D Enjoy~~

Day 1:
We flew in Friday morning and a big group of us went for some lunch. It was like a mini family reunion! :)

Hong Kong Restaurant
2650 W El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 948-7728
Price: $$

My aunt had pre-ordered the set menu for large parties. The portions were pretty huge and the food was decent. Not the best Cantonese food I've had in Cali, but it's still better than most of the Chinese food options we have in Dallas...

Crab Soup

Mayonnaise Shrimp with Walnuts (this was my favorite)
Sauteed Beef with Onions
Peking Duck (they left the bones on the duck...they didn't prepare it the right way...)
Fried Fish

The set menu also included Vegetable with Mushrooms, Soy Sauce Chicken, Shrimp Fried Rice, and Chinese dessert at the end. It was a TON of food....and we finished most of it. Soo full!

We decided to have dinner in San Jose that night before driving up to Napa. That way we'll miss the after work rush hour. We wanted some good and spicy Chinese food so we went to Szechwan Era in Cupertino.

Szechwan Era
10971 North Wolfe Road,
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 873-8628
Price: $$

My sister and I grew up eating spicy food so we love it! We can't get any good Sichuan cuisine in Dallas so we're gonna get as much as we can in California! haha.

Pick 3 for $5.99~ Bamboo Shoots, Pigs Ears, Fuqi Fei Pian (a cold spicy beef dish)
Chang Wang (spicy hot pot with Pig Intestines and Duck Blood)
Ma Po Tofu (spicy tofu)
Crispy Rice with Shrimp (this wasn't spicy)

Make sure you get lots of steam rice when you eat Sichuan food. It's sooo yummy!! Everything was good. Again...sooo full!!!


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