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Fatima

November 3, 2009

Boyfriend and I double dated with Brandee and Brian at Fatima restaurant in Cupertino!  It is a Chinese Islamic restaurant and most dishes can be served with either beef, chicken or lamb.  They also have an extensive seafood selection as well.

I had been instructed by my co-worker to order the sesame bread with scallions.  It was definitely popular as we noticed practically every table near us with an order of it.  The star of the dinner was definitely the homemade knife shaved noodles.  To my dismay, I am in love with carbs and these noodles were perfectly thick and chewy.  The thing I liked the most was that the noodles were not greasy.   There is another Chinese restaurant in Mtn. View that I go to for their knife shaved noodles but those are greasier and heavier.

We all picked a dish to order.  Brandee chose cashew chicken, Brian chose the noodles, Boyfriend chose shrimp with snow peas and I went with the dry fried string beans.  This has become my signature dish to order at Chinese restaurants and I really liked them here a lot.  They were very flavorful and not soggy.

The next time I go, I will most definitely get the noodles again!  I’d also like to try one of the soups because every table near us also had soup or hot pot ordered.

10125 Bandley Dr.   Cupertino, CA

Mmmm, steak!!

August 1, 2008

A few days after we got back from Hawaii, Boyfriend turned 27.

I took him to Alexander’s Steakhouse since he had requested steak for his birthday dinner.  While I can’t say it was the best steak I’ve ever eaten (Mastro’s and Cut top the list) it was probably THE best dining experience I’ve ever had.  Definitely the best we’ve experienced together.  (The reason why it wasn’t the best steak I’ve had is because I prefer steak without sauce.  I feel like a good steak doesn’t need anything on it and I would rather have the wonderful beef taste.  Most steaks at Alexander’s were dressed up with some kind of fancy sauce.) 

I think I will let the pictures speak for themselves.  The food was excellent, the service was superb, the atmosphere was perfect and I don’t think anything about the evening could’ve been changed to make it a better dining experience.

Free champagne and tuna tartare appetizer because we were celebrating a special occasion.

Salad with edible flowers. 

The hamachi shooters were AWESOME!  I wish we ordered a couple more but had to leave room for the other stuff we ordered.  This is one of the things Alexander’s is known for.

Awesome rasberry drink they brought out for us to cleanse our palate before we were served our steak.

Boyfriend’s Porterhouse.

My filet mignon with shiitake mushrooms.

Crimini mushrooms.

White truffle oil french fries.  This bag was $10 or $12 but worth it.

They give you free cotton candy at the end of your meal!  Each night is a different flavor.  We had Sassy Apple… it was so—o good!

I had told the restaurant in advance that we would be celebrating Boyfriend’s birthday.  They exquisitely wrote this message in white chocolate!!  It was so pretty.

10330 N. Wolfe Rd.  Cupertino, CA

Whole Foods

June 19, 2008

I don’t believe I’ve ever actually grocery shopped at Whole Foods although I thoroughly enjoy walking around and looking at everything.  Jill took me to the new Whole Foods in El Segundo a few months back and after that, I took Boyfriend AND my parents to do a walk-through on two different occasions.

I have eaten dinner at Whole Foods once.  The food looked unbelievably good not to try it.

I started out with one of my favorite soups, French Onion.  It was oh-so-cheesy and scrumptious!

Boyfriend and I shared a Ceasar salad.  It had a little too much parmesan cheese for my liking but I kept telling myself, “It’s okay because it’s ‘organic.'”

I went with a French Dip sandwich and fries for dinner.  Hmm, I’m noticing a faux “French” theme. : )  I’m actually quite partial to McDonald’s fries and thought these were just alright.

I believe Boyfriend went with a turkey burger.  This was his attempt at being healthy.  All in all, it was a great meal and we ended up stuffed but I’m not so sure if we’d go back again.  I’d LOVE to try out the awesome looking salad bars or the other food sections at Whole Foods next time.   We managed to squeeze in gelato for dessert and Boyfriend’s expression when he tried the pistachio gelato was priceless!  It was amazingly delicious. 

This Whole Foods is probably bigger than the El Segundo one and they had this kitchen section where you could sign up for cooking classes!  Elisa and I are supposed to go to a class one of these days… : )

20955 Stevens Creek Blvd.  Cupertino, CA


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