Santa Clara

Eat well in Santa Clara with recommendations from Chowhounds for the best lunch spots, donuts, cheap eats, and more.


Malasadas @ Portuguese Bakery, Santa Clara

by Melanie Wong 18 years ago

After lunch in Koreatown, we continued along El Camino Real to Portuguese Bakery in Mervyn’s Plaza to buy malasadas. The style here is heavy, eggy and very chewy, sprinkled with sugar – hit the sp...

CSAs serving Santa Clara County that are accepting sign-ups

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

The Santa Clara County Food System Alliance put together this list of Community Supported Agriculture programs that serve Santa Clara County/Silicon Valley. I don't have any personal experience wit...

Leichi Japanese Cuisine | Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Leichi opened a few months ago, taking over Hoshi's spot. The neon sign for Hoshi is still up. Inside, the interior is now sleeker and more modern and urban in feeling than Hoshi, and the cooking i...

Where to buy rare cut of steaks?

by beeflover1 12 months ago

I'm looking for specific cuts of beef that are considered rare or uncommonly sold and purchase in grocery stores. The specific cuts I'm looking for are flat iron steak, ribeye cap (Not from Costco ...

Prepared foods @ New India Bazar in Santa Clara?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Recently I did some grocery shopping at the Santa Clara location of New India Bazar. Even at a non-meal time, the counter in the back that makes prepared foods seemed busy. I bought a mango lassi t...

Voyager Craft Coffee | Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Usually my reports about coffeehouses lead with a photo of the coffee product. But for Voyager Craft Coffee, the staff add such an extra special dimension to the experience. So welcoming and joyful...

Malassadas for Christmas @ The Portuguese Bakery, Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The Portuguese Bakery has announced that it's taking orders for Malassadas for Christmas. "Malassada / Filhos Cinnamon sugar or sugar Available Dates Place Your Order for these dates only!...

Cooking Papa Foster City ownership change disaster

by Thomas Nash 1 year ago

New ownership appears to have killed this place. It had been one of our favorites in the Bay Area. Today, bbq pork belly was tough and nothing like the traditional quality here, shrimp wontons had ...

CA Bay Area. What are you cooking during the blackout?

by seefoo 1 year ago

Trying to have some fun during all of this. I’m drinking all my beer for starters. I see a seafood blitzkrieg in my future. I have lots of tuna and salmon. I’ll be pulling out my two burner Cam...

Looking for Santa Clara Recs

Civil Bear
by Civil Bear 1 year ago

Hi, I'll be in Santa Clara this weekend competing in a BBQ contest, and will have some time for a couple of quick dinners. Does anyone have any "better than SF" Indian or Viet or Korean, etc. sp...

Kami Korean Kitchen | Santa Clara - Silicon Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Late report from a dinner in April 2017 to respond to a request for more intell for Santa Clara . . . Kami Korean Kitchen was memorable for the homestyle cooking. Not so warm and fuzzy a feeling at...

Fugetsu | Santa Clara - Silicon Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In November, William joined me for a first visit to Osaka-style okonomiyaki specialist, Fugetsu. A branch of a Japanese chain, we'd heard the lines can be long here. I guess we lucked out stopping ...

Paik's Noodle (aka 홍콩반점 산호세 / Hong Kong Banjum), Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Can’t leave Santa Clara without eating Korean food. Quickest, cheap bite can be found this South Korean fast food chain, Paik's Noodle. Jajangmyeon is $7.99 with complimentary buckwheat tea and...

Chowdown at Silla, "Modern Korean" in Santa Clara

by Cicely 2 years ago

Melanie, Marc, and I met up for dinner at this new Korean restaurant, I with a 10-year-old in tow. Melanie had given us the heads-up that this place was in its soft opening period, and I was easily...

Chicken Meets Rice | Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Three weeks ago on my way south, I pulled off in Santa Clara to grab a quick lunch at the newish Chicken Meets Rice. A specialist in Hainan chicken rice, it does a huge business in lunch take-out k...

Kale banchan at Jang Su Jang

by learntocookchinese 2 years ago

Does anyone know how to make this? There's kale, some kind of tofu product (okara), garlic, sesame oil. There's something in the sauce I can't make out. I don't think they cook/blanch the kale.

NEW: Burma Bistro, Santa Clara - any reports?

by hhc 5 years ago

Read that Burma Bistro is now open and there are 3 reviews on Yelp. Any hounds been yet? Burma Bistro 2135 El Camino Real, Santa Clara Website: http://www.burmabistro.net/index.html

Chromatic Coffee Co. in Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Before yesterday's meeting at SCU, I had a few minutes to check out Chromatic Coffee Co. recommended by poser and ssfire. It's just off the Lawrence Expressway and Hwy 280. I was set on a kouig...