Sunday, January 29, 2017

Embroidered Jeans with Faux Leather Jacket, Farmers Market in Campbell, and Burnt Rice in San Jose

Campbell Farmers Market 

We used to go to the Campbell Farmers Market every week, but we haven’t been in many weeks for various reasons. But last weekend, we made it.

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I really wanted to wear my embroidered jeans with my faux leather jacket, but in retrospect, it was a bit too cold for the outfit… 

Farmers Market 1

Since the jeans are a bit “loud,” I kept the rest of the outfit neutral.

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Our trip was pretty short, but we picked up some raw cheddar cheese, several heads of romanesco (which we love but is only available for a short period of time), lemons, and bread. 

The kid also picked out the best blood oranges.  

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And I picked out some super sweet and delicious grapes. Okay, I got lucky…  

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Burnt Rice in San Jose

And then we went to check out a new-to-us restaurant, Burnt Rice on Curtner Avenue in San Jose. Burnt Rice is a Korean restaurant that serves traditional Korean dishes as well as fusion dishes. Andy wasn’t really up for experimenting with fusion dishes, such as their Oppa Gangnam fries - cajun seasoned fries topped with nacho cheese sauce, fresh kimchi, green onions, an egg your way, and a choice of beef, bulgogi, pork belly, spicy or sweet koriake chicken or pork. Other dishes on the fusion menu include tacos and burritos.

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We started by sharing an appetizer, the pork belly musubi, which was excellent. 

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The boys got a bunch of meats - L.A. Style Kal Bi and spicy pork. Both meats were very good. They were served with rice, soup and Korean side dishes. Our only, minor, complaint would be that there were only four side dishes - many Korean restaurants provide more. The side dishes were also pretty small and weren’t refilled, which is customary in many Korean restaurants (but we also didn’t ask for refills).

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I ordered lettuce wraps (from the appetizer menu) and loved them. The lettuce was nice and fresh, and I loved filling it with the grilled meat. They also come with rice, but I skipped it.

Burnt Rice 5

Questions: Have you ever had Korean food? If so, did you like it? What was your favorite dish? What piece of clothing in your closet are you looking forward to wearing once it gets a bit warmer (or colder, if it's summer right now where you live)?



Be well,
Andrea

34 comments:

  1. The Korean food looks good! I'll have to check it out! Great jeans & jacket!

    Mary

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  2. Love your jeans!!! That food looks so delicious!
    Jaymie

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    1. Thanks, Jaymie! I hope you are having a great Sunday!

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  3. Happy Sunday dear lady!! Love your day out outfit, fun jeans and delicious food to enjoy with your family!! Farmers Markets are the BEST!!

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    1. Thanks dear Andrea! And Happy Sunday to you!

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  4. I'm loving this embroidery trend Andrea!! I don't even think those jeans are that "loud" since the embroidery is really quite tame compared to others I've seen!!
    I don't think I've ever tried Korean food, but I'm sure I'd love it. I've become such an adventurous eater since being married to Rob, and I love trying new things!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. You are right, the jeans are not that loud compared to many, but I guess in my mind they are since I compare them to regular jeans... :-)

      I think you'd like Korean food. Lots of vegetables and tasty grilled seafood and meats.

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  5. Yum! Delish picks at the Farmers Market and that food! Wish I was there. Sounds like a fabulous time!

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  6. The food looks delicious and the day looks like the best fun. Love those embroidered jeans! xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Patti! It was a great day! :-)

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  7. The jeans are so fun! I love the embroidery! And that Korean food looks so amazing!

    By Lauren M

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  8. It's been a while since I was in San Jose....happy memories. I love the embroidery on your jeans. I wanted to try this trend but was afraid it was not for me, but seeing how good it looks, I will reconsider!

    Gail
    www.isthismutton.com

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    1. Thanks, Gail! I think one thing to consider is the amount of embroidery. As Jodie (above) pointed out, mine is pretty "tame." I've seen more and more embroidered pieces with quite subtle embroidery lately...

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  9. We are at a Korean restaurant in December! I love all Asian food! You look absolutely amazing in this outfit! I would like go wear it like that! Those pants are fabulous.

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  10. I have multiple food allergies! Can you believe I'm even allergic to lettuce? So I'm afraid this type of meal would be off the menu for me. I can eat plain rice, but that's about it on your menu.:-(
    I do however love your jeans Andrea x.
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Oh no. Your food allergies sound like it would be quite difficult to eat a meal out... And I had never considered that one could be allergic to lettuce, which I realize is silly...

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  11. I so love the jeans! Chilly or not, you look fabulous. :) I've never tried Korean food...trust me, there's not a lot of variety out here in the backwoods of PA...lol! It looks delicious though.
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  12. What a fun outfit! We love Farmer's Markets, although they don't usually start up here until later in the spring. One of my best friends is Korean and makes the most delicious food - her bbq beef and lumpia are so good!

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    1. We are lucky that we have several year round markets close by.

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  13. That food looks delicious! I absolutely love Korean food. It's so good!

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    1. Yes, Korean food is quite tasty...

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  14. mmm, Yummy food. You know I love those jeans on you and they look great with the moto jacket. It took some time for me to warm up to kick crops but I am really fond of them now. Are they stretchy and a lighter jean/
    Thanks for linking with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. It took me a long time too to warm up to kick crops! Or anything cropped. All I could think was floods... :-) Yes, they are a lighter stretch material, which I love.

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  15. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The food looks delicious.

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  16. So many things to comment on here! I love a great farmer's market, so many great finds. What's romanesco? I think I need to try it, but I've never heard of it before. I love your outfit, it looks great on you, I can see why you wanted to wear it again!

    I'm excited to garden again, can't wait until I can shop for produce in our backyard!

    I've never had Cuban food, it looks delish! I'm not sure if we have a Cuban restaurant here but I'll be looking for one!

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    1. Romanesco is a mixture of cauliflower and broccoli. To me it is the best of both. Unfortunately, it's only available for a very short time.

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