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Santa Clara

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

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by Melanie Wong 16 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...

Chicken Meets Rice | Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months 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

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by learntocookchinese 6 months 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?

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by hhc 4 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 4 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...

Yum Noodles | Changsha Hunan in Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Tonight I stopped by Chromatic coffee on my way home and noticed Yum Noodles a few doors down. What a happy find! Yum Noodles specializes in the flavors of Changsha (Hunan province) and offers a va...

Best scones in South Bay

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by frostingfriends 1 year ago

I made homemade blackberry jam and I'm looking for the best scones between San Jose and Palo Alto. Any recommendations on great scones?

Radhe Chaat in Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Driving down El Camino Real on Saturday night, I noticed a line of folks waiting outside Radhe Chaat, just a little bit east of Lawrence. The online menu includes Indo Chinese, Gujarati and Maharas...

McDonald's test marketing snow crab sando

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

The Merc reviews the $8.99 snow crab sandwich that McD's is currently testing at four South Bay locations in San Jose and Santa Clara. If successful, it will be rolled out to the Greater Bay Area. ...

Saimin please!

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by Schreckengoost 2 years ago

Looking for a place that has good saimin and wonton min. We keep strIking out. Any suggestions?

Chowdown Report: Din Tai Fung Valley Fair in Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Yesterday five chowhounds hit the Din Tai Fung in the Valley Fair mall for lunch. It was a first visit for each of us to the newest branch of this Taiwanese chain though some of us have been to...

Brick Macaron Ice Cream

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by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Brick Macaron Ice Cream from Southern California is making inroads in the Bay Area. I first spotted the cooler at The Moo Bar in Santa Clara for $3.50 apiece, http://www.chowhound.com/post/moo-bar...

South Bay Cafes?

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by psb 5 years ago

Hi, can anybody recommend a cafe in the South Bay. Desired Parameters: --I mean a non-Starbucks where I can work on my laptop or read papers for 2 hours. I have my own wireless, but it would be...

ChiMek | Korean Style Chicken Coming to Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Driving on Lawrence Expy last week, I noticed signs for ChiMek near the intersection with Homestead, cattycorner from the Kaiser campus. I'd never heard the word "chimek" until I saw Seoul 2Go Bist...

Tom N Toms: Korean Coffee & Italiano Pretzels in Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Guess this has been chain day for me. This morning I stopped by the new branch of Korean chain, Tom N Toms Coffee in Santa Clara. The espresso macchiato was too hot and blanketed with way too m...

Bakeries that sell spice cake

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by LMF 3 years ago

Looking for a bakery that sells spice cake near Santa Clara

South Bay - Where can I buy Hot Cross Buns?

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by LMF 3 years ago

I was visiting Pacifica and found that Mazetti's Bakery had the perfect Hot Cross Buns. http://www.mazzettisbakery.com I look forward to Lent because bakeries make these tasty treats. Anyone kno...

Leichi Japanese Cuisine | Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 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...

Old Fashioned Roasted Sweet Potato in Santa Clara

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by tanspace 12 years ago

Just a heads up on the last chance this season to get the old fashionedh roasted sweet yam in Santa Clara. I had not expected to taste it again in the US until I found that there’s a place that ...