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Re: “Tay Ho Is a Vietnamese Treasure in Oakland Chinatown

Denise and Anna won our family over long ago. I'm so glad to see there restaurant getting the accolades they deserve! Denise's recommendations are always spot on - I've had so many delicious and special meals there.

Posted by Kimberly Moses on 05/11/2018 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Battle of the Khao Mun Gai: Hawking Bird vs Chick'n Rice

Khao mun gai might be available for $1 in Bangkok, but most most official sources say the average Thai salary is $8,200 U.S. a year. Unless you're being paid in Thai baht, what a dish costs in Bangkok means very little elsewhere.

Posted by Jean.Komatsu on 04/30/2018 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Tay Ho Is a Vietnamese Treasure in Oakland Chinatown

Tay Ho is an excellent restaurant, staffed by wonderful people, and the food prepared by 'mama' is the best! Denise Huynh deserves success!

Posted by Jim Dexter on 04/29/2018 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Eat Your Vegetables at The Kebabery

The above website link takes you to the FB page of The Kebabery in Essex, England. oops!

Posted by Transister Sistor on 04/21/2018 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Eat Your Vegetables at The Kebabery

that website link for the Kebabery takes you to a restaurant located in Essex, England. oops!

Posted by Transister Sistor on 04/21/2018 at 1:15 PM

Re: “W.E.P.A.! at Brix 581 Rises from the Ashes of Borinquen Soul

Had dinner there last night. Awesome food and a great guy!

Posted by Martin Privat on 04/05/2018 at 11:55 AM

Re: “The Italian Homemade Company Excels with Fresh Pasta and Regional Sandwiches

Italian Handmade Co is not a red sauce joint...it's mostly regional Italian with some greatest hits thrown in. Not just marinara, scungilli, calamari, Parmigiana...the playlist you find at the typical red sauce joints. Red sauce joints are Southern Italian/Sicilian menus.

Posted by adrian reynolds on 04/04/2018 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Battle of the Khao Mun Gai: Hawking Bird vs Chick'n Rice

Will khao mun gai be the next ramen? Simple, inexpensive food in their countries of origin, brought to the USA and outrageously priced for what it is?

(BTW, khao mun gai can be had for the equivalent of $1 on the streets of Bangkok)

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 03/27/2018 at 11:39 AM

Re: “In San Leandro, Moussaka Mediterranean Kitchen Shines with Refined Execution

I live near by, so I've eaten here three times now and the food has been awesome every time. The service has been a little shaky, but hopefully that'll get better with time. Great to read about the chef's back story.

Posted by Magnu on 03/16/2018 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

La Perla took over the space. Similar menu to Borinquen and run by one of Borinquen's chefs.

Posted by Andrew Chang on 03/15/2018 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

In yelp and on the restaurant signs they refer to it as La Perla. When I search for Borinquen Soul it gives me a place in Jack London.

Posted by Kara Rothenberg on 03/04/2018 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Oakland's Cafe Umami Makes Trendy Food with Asian Touches

The macha latte is also amazing. The first time I had it I talked about it for days, never had anything like it!
Flavorful food that gives you a shot of energy always worth a visit

Posted by Daniel Swafford on 03/04/2018 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Smokin' Woods BBQ and Roderick's Signal a Barbecue Revival in Oakland

Smokin Woods BBQ is delicious, never have I forgotten to add BBQ sauce to meat, eagerly chowing down. One Word Four Letters... #Boom

Posted by Travis SamRossteen Prater on 02/21/2018 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Noodles Pho Me in San Leandro Is a Lao-Style Pho Shop That's Full of Surprises

this is a bad review. the "pho" broth is too one dimensional, too rich and too sweet. there's no balance. not even the garnishes could save the broth.

"It was the kind of elegant touch I might expect at a restaurant helmed by someone like Corey Lee, Brandon Jew, or one of the other young guns of the Bay Area's fine-dining scene." are you serious? lol

also disappointing to find out that the sausage isn't homemade. it should be homemade when menu is simple and doesn't offer much.

Posted by Kenneth Chu on 02/03/2018 at 7:52 AM

Re: “With Rice & Bones, Charles Phan Opens a Better School Cafeteria at UC Berkeley

$14 for a student rice bowl? Welcome to Berkeley indeed :)

Posted by Jono Schneider on 01/31/2018 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Oakland's Cafe Umami Makes Trendy Food with Asian Touches

We're so happy to see Cafe Umami review. It's not only a warm and welcoming place, the food and drink choices are delicious, healthy and inspired. So thrilled to have them in the neighborhood. I usually order the umami bowl and turmeric golden latte, but after reading this review, I'm eager to try the mushroom coffee and dessert choices.

Posted by Kalliope Bellesis on 01/26/2018 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Oakland's Cafe Umami Makes Trendy Food with Asian Touches

Agree with every positive statement in this review. Let's keep Cafe Umami open!

Posted by Alison Mundy on 01/25/2018 at 1:15 PM

Re: “At Oakland's Paulista Brazilian Kitchen & Taproom, Everyday Brazilian Food Is Served All Day

I've had the beef empanadas on several occasions and they remain my favorite. I haven't experienced the same uneven cooking as the reporter here. Overall though, agreed that Paulista has great food in a great atmosphere!

Posted by Tricia McGillis on 01/25/2018 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Oakland's Cafe Umami Makes Trendy Food with Asian Touches

Everything I've eaten and every drink I've had at Umami has been memorably delicious, and the atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable. I'm so happy to have this cafe in the neighborhood, and so glad the Express reported on it!

Posted by Tricia McGillis on 01/25/2018 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Juanita & Maude Is an Instant Classic in Albany

It was the best all around dining experience we have had here in the East Bay in quite a while.
Looking very forward to going back soon!

Posted by ChefRick on 01/10/2018 at 8:02 PM

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