Archive for October 2008

The Counter!

October 31, 2008

I finally made it over to The Counter and the burgers were great!  Of course, it was 9 PM by the time we ate so anything would’ve tasted good to me at that point.  Boyfriend was offering to eat DIRT with barbecue sauce, he was so hungry

What’s a burger without fries?!?  We got two orders of half sweet potato fries and half regular to share.

I went with the 1/3 lb. hamburger medium well with boiled egg (this was interesting), lettuce, tomato and sauteed onions.  The garlic aioli I chose was awesome!

All the guys went with 2/3 lb. burgers.  I can’t remember what Boyfriend got but most of the things he ordered were things I do not like.  i.e. goat cheese.  He obviously was not planning on sharing!

Carlo went with a honey wheat bun.  He was the only one who didn’t finish his burger. : (

Horace had some sticky barbecue sauce mess with pineapples!

I’m pretty sure we were all satisfied with our meals.  Although the burgers were great, they were on the pricey side and Boyfriend later revealed that he thinks In-N-Out is better because you get the same quality of burger for your buck.

3055 Olin Ave.  San Jose, CA

Jap Chae

October 14, 2008

I think I’ve mentioned before how much I love Korean food.  This was my first attempt at making jap chae or Korean glass noodles.

You can see why they are often called “glass noodles.” 

I don’t follow recipes all that carefully and tend to throw in whatever we have sitting in the fridge.  I used thin slices of beef, garlic, onions, mushrooms, carrots and spinach.

I sauteed the veggies separately from the meat. 

Then I combined the two together in the pan.

When the veggie/meat combo was done, I mixed it into a bowl with the noodles.  I mixed shoyu, sesame oil, sesame seeds and whatever else altogether with the noodles and it was ready to eat!  It wasn’t bad for my first try but next time, I think I’ll only make half of the noodle package.  We had A LOT of leftovers!

Awesome ribs

October 7, 2008

Boyfriend and I went home to my parent’s house this weekend.  One thing about Stockton is that there are GREAT places to eat.  I pig out every time I go home because I have so many local favorites I just HAVE to go to.

The Waterloo Club is right down the street from my parent’s house and they are known for their ribs and pesto… so that is exactly what I got!  Actually, my parents, Boyfriend and I ALL ordered the ribs. : )

Sorry, no pictures because I forgot my camera at home but these are some of my favorite ribs to eat and I love the pesto too!  If you’re ever driving through Stockton to get to Tahoe, stop by The Waterloo Club!!  You won’t be disappointed!!

*edit*  I took a pic of our leftovers which we ate last night for dinner.  The chicken was deliciously flavored as well!!

10447 E. Waterloo (Hwy 99 to Waterloo Rd East 6 miles)• Stockton, CA

Hally K!

October 2, 2008

We went to Hally K’s Ono Cafe awhile back and to be honest, I can’t even remember what I ordered.  Whatever I ordered, I liked Boyfriend’s better… and he liked mine better so we switched meals.  I think we complement each other well that way. : ) 

This restaurant had a real cozy ambiance and I wish there were open tables outside as it was a nice, sunny day.  There is loco moco on the menu for some outrageous price but I guess we know where to go if we ever have a craving.

312 S 3rd St.  San Jose, CA

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