The other night we were craving Chinese shao kao (skewers) so we went to a local bbq restaurant. I'm the kid in this triad and this is my story of that night.
On Friday night, there were pink cotton candy clouds in the sky and a bright moon for the final touch (sadly I couldn't get a good picture out of the car window). We were going to The Skewer Bar, a tasty Chinese bbq (shao kao) restaurant located in San Jose, California.
The outside of The Skewer Bar is decorated with bright glowing signs that scream welcome. The fragrance filled the air as we walked inside and took a seat in a booth. The restaurant was crowded with buoyant people, laughing and eating. One table even had a “happy birthday!” balloon attached to their chair. The atmosphere was very warm and welcoming, as if it was waiting for us to enter on this cold Friday night.
We used our phones to scan the menu and order. The first thing that came to our table were square-shaped thin potatoes on long metal skewers. I love potatoes! The texture was soft, and it tasted amazing. It held the perfect amount of spice to it that satisfied every part of me.
Then, the rest of the food came. That included tofu, lamb skewers, steamed bread, Chinese sausage, green beans, eggplant, corn, and aorta. I ate everything except the eggplant and aorta and it tasted delicious! Each food had its own unique taste that left me with the perfect satisfaction.
The corn at Skewer Bar was presented in a very unique way that I’ve never seen. They took individual kernels of corn and put each one on a skewer- about a dozen kernels per skewer. I really love Chinese corn and I prefer it over the corn I had as a younger kid in Alabama (which I love too) because Chinese corn has less moisture and a chewier texture that I enjoy. Amazing foods like these are the reason I love eating at restaurants!
I love going to restaurants SO MUCH, because, well, the food of course! I love the variety of flavors and textures and the crowd of people socializing. Often, when I go to a new restaurant, I may LOVE it, and then get hooked on all the food, and then I will start begging my parents every day just to go there! The Skewer Bar is one of those restaurants that I got hooked on from the beginning. It was a great way to end my Friday!
If you're ever in San Jose, stop by The Skewer Bar, or go to Chef Yang in Cupertino. They both have amazing Chinese bbq!