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Delicious pumpkin pie wanted in Palo Alto area, help!

Will definitely have to try the pumpkin ice cream pie, the thought of it is making my mouth water. While it's not practical for the event at hand, it's a great alternative for one of the many other Thanksgiving dinners I'll be contributing to... Thank you!

Nov 19, 2007
Cooper in San Francisco Bay Area

Delicious pumpkin pie wanted in Palo Alto area, help!

Thank you! Really appreciate the replies to my posting.

Nov 16, 2007
Cooper in San Francisco Bay Area

Delicious pumpkin pie wanted in Palo Alto area, help!

Thanks. Someone told me that the Costco pumpkin pie was pretty good. I'm curious about it, but Costco pies scare me a bit because they're so giant. How can such a huge pie bake evenly?

Nov 15, 2007
Cooper in San Francisco Bay Area

Delicious pumpkin pie wanted in Palo Alto area, help!

I am desperate for a good pumpkin pie to take to a family event and do not have time to make one. I'm open to traditional, cheesecake, any style, really, just looking for some good pie!

Has anyone tried the pumpkin pie at Drager's, Andronico's, or Whole Foods? Or know of any really good pie shops in the Palo Alto, Los Altos, Menlo Park area?

Nov 14, 2007
Cooper in San Francisco Bay Area

Soy protein at Amarin Thai, Mountain View

Hmm, no, it's not the Shanghai tied tofu. I'm familiar with those.

Amarin's soy protein is not as dry in texture. Softer, whiter in color (though it ends up taking on a bit of color from whatever it's cooked in), and literally has the look and texture that a dense packet of chow fun noodles would, layers and all. And kind of reminds me of rice cakes from Korean dduk guk.

I did some research online, found two items that read like they might be it, but without seeing pictures it's hard to tell. Are you familiar with tempeh or textured soy protein?

Aug 12, 2007
Cooper in San Francisco Bay Area

Soy protein at Amarin Thai, Mountain View

What the heck is it?

Really enjoy Amarin Thai on Castro St, Mountain View. So far, it's the only Thai place I've found in the Palo Alto/Los Altos area that is consistently solid. Also, love that they have a vegetarian menu.

Several dishes on the vegetarian menu feature "soy protein" instead of tofu. It's a white, chewy substance, almost reminds me of thick rolled up chow fun noodles. I love the stuff, as it offers an alternative to tofu and satiates my frequent noodle cravings. Anyone know what this is, and has anyone seen it served in other restaurants in the area?

Thanks.

Aug 12, 2007
Cooper in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Dim Sum In SF

I'm asian, I love Yank Sing. All my asian friends love Yank Sing, as do their picky mothers and aunties. Sure it's a bit expensive, but it's worth it.

Feb 26, 2007
Cooper in San Francisco Bay Area

Best pecan pie in or south of Tucson?

I'm flying into Tucson, then driving south to visit the parents for Christmas. Would love to pick up a pecan pie on the way, any good recommendations?

Been on a bit of a pecan pie kick lately, can't seem to get enough of the buttery crust, buttery caramel, and the buttery nuts!

Dec 22, 2006
Cooper in Southwest

San Jose Viet Lunch Group Repeats Nha Toi

Thanks to you both for the info, will definitely sign up!

Oct 02, 2006
Cooper in San Francisco Bay Area

San Jose Viet Lunch Group Repeats Nha Toi

Trying not to drool on my keyboard as I read... the meal sounds awesome. If I may be so bold, how does one become part of this lunch group? :)

Oct 02, 2006
Cooper in San Francisco Bay Area

HELP - need takeout lunch places in Fremont

I feel a bit guilty about this but the Q-Cup in the Fremont Hub is horrible. Though the older couple that own the place seem nice enough, their product is really not up to par.

The few times my BF and I've tried bubble tea there, the pearls were either too hard or too soft and slimy. The tea was once so metallic tasting, I had to throw it away after a few sips. Seemed like they used old pearls and old tea, they probably don't get enough business to brew daily. Their products always taste old and stale.

Much better quality pearl tea and snacks can be found in the Lion complex on Cedar Blvd/Mowry in Newark - choose from Tapioca Express, Tea Station, and Fantasia.

Aug 31, 2006
Cooper in San Francisco Bay Area

Palo Alto Recommendations Please

I stumbled upon Cho's while running an errand on Californa Ave. and had really high hopes. Small hole in the wall place that has been there forever.

However, my experience was very disappointing. The service was extremely slow, though there were only two other customers (who were already eating) in the joint, I ordered one of their dumpling/potsticker combos, and got the wrong thing which included a pork bun that I didn't want. But as I was running short on time, and the first order took so long to get filled, I decided to keep my order. All the fillings (both beef and pork) were fatty and gristly, the bun was dry and had little flavor. I picked the dumpling and pork bun apart looking for edible portions, then ended up throwing 90% away. Oh well... at least it was pretty cheap - around $5-6?

Aug 18, 2006
Cooper in San Francisco Bay Area

Thai Food in Palo Alto

I work in Palo Alto and drive all the way to Amarin Thai on Castro Street in Mountain View for Thai food. Haven't found any decent Thai places in Palo Alto. Amarin Thai has a nice atmosphere, consistent food, love the tofu, green beans in red curry sauce from their vegetarian menu.

Aug 18, 2006
Cooper in San Francisco Bay Area