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Sea Sick

“Straits” Resturant
333 Santana Row
San Jose, CA 95128

Yes this dish looks delicious doesn’t it? This fish and fries entrée looked filling, considering the portion size of everything. At first glance, the fish looked like an egg roll, given that the thick pieces were deep-fried which expectedly came out a bit greasy. The fries on the other hand, was a bit too thin for my liking and it was borderline dry ( I guess that’s why they put the fish on top of the fries to even everything out). The tartar sauce was ok and the red sauce was just there for decoration in my opinion. I didn’t really use it a whole lot. I did enjoy the meal however, but after a while, my stomach started to hurt. I’m not sure if it was due to grease from the fish or from all the tarter sauce I ate, but the fact of the matter was that I ended up leaving that restaurant nauseated. I would recommend this dish to any though, maybe their stomach would be stronger than mine. If I was to set aside the stomach ach, I would rate this dish a yum, but I cannot ignore such a fact, so YUCK.

Meal Made For A King

“White Shallot Restaurant”
3143 Stevens Creek Blvd
San Jose, CA 95117

This dish may not look all that but  it was actually pretty good for a simple looking dish.  This dish was the onglet aux echalotes, a pepper crusted steak served with cognac sauce and mashed potatoes. The steak was extremely tender, so much so that you can use a fork  to cut through it. The sauce that was glazed over the steak was  delicious which I can’t really describe it. The mashed potatoes was also a surprising experience, as it was very fluffy, no clumps, and tasted like it was home-made. Though the portion size was average, it was defiantly a meal for a king, or queen!  I must mention  that the outside and location of this fine restaurant  should have been in a  fancier area like Santana Row. Even the inside was a bit plain for their high quality food. It would be like eating  high-class food at Macdonald’s  ( bit exaggeration but you know what I mean). All in all,   this dish was excellent. YUMM!