If you’re in the vicinity of San Jose’s Grand Century Mall, it’s worth checking out the candy and dried goods shop for standout deer jerky, says sfbing. It’s complex in flavor—a little sweet, with hints of lemongrass, and covered in sesame seeds and chile flakes. A pound goes for about $8. Samples are happily given. The same place also pickles its own mango and guava.
The name of the shop is not clear but it’s right by the food court, say those who have visited.
Grand Century Shopping Mall [South Bay]
1001 Story Road, San Jose