Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dinner at the E&O Trading Company

Last week , my family ass1embled at the E&O Trading Company to celebrate my sister's birthday. Since the 1990's, I am the only member of my family to have lived in downtown San Jose. Still, my family is always aware of all the cool, exciting food establishments in the downtown area. I felt a need to study up if I was to face this new experience without understanding the menu, style of service, so that my liberty will not be lost to my family. God forbid, I should be in a saituation where my mother or sister should take the food selection process from me...

I found the San Jose dinner menu online, and was excited by the mixture of influences brought together to create an exciting culinary experience.

I met with my family, and we sat. I read the menu expertly, as my mother and sister started ordering.The plates arrived one at a time, allowing us to share, and enjoy each selection separately. The Imperial duck rolls with plum sauce, and the`chicken dumplings disappeared so fast no one had tinme to photograph them.

Pictured above is Indian panir cheese flat bread with mango chutney and tomato-chili sambal.

There was crispy shrimp with a sweet chili sambal, and Indonesian corn fritters with a chili spiced ketjap.

We then shared a plate of nasi goreng (fried rice) that was flavorful enough I could have enjoyed it as a meal by itself. Followed by rich, elegant desserts, this was a marvelous meal to have with my family

Pictured here is me as I finish my "flourless chocolate cake with coffee gelato". The dessert pictured above is perhaps too elegant to be called a banana split, shared by my mother and sister.

Anyway, that is my report for today.
Thank you for reading.