Oryza Bistro Asiana – NEW Sunday Brunch

By Nhi Duong

Starting April 21, 2013, Oryza Bistro Asiana restaurant located inside the Valley Fair Mall is going to have brunch every Sunday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. For just $11 you can get unlimited brunch mimosas.

The restaurant feature outdoor patio seating for those who wants fresh air, a wine/beer bar for those with refined taste, and a DJ for those who just wants to jam while they eat. Life is short, so why not make it even sweeter by enjoying all three at the same time while satisfying your appetite. Then afterwards, you can burn off calories by walking (or shopping) in the mall.

Did you know? This San Jose local business is family owned and operated. The owner, John Tran, is Vietnamese and his mother helps out in the kitchen. You know food taste even better when it’s cooked by mom.

When it comes to supporting local businesses, the pageant is alway there to help. The ladies from the Miss Vietnam or Northern California pageant were there to help promote the new brunch menu. John Tran, the owner had asked one of his good friends and also our A-Hau I 2012, Lauren Bich Dao, to invite her pageant sisters. The girls who arrived were invited to free food, music and drinks. They were even given red envelopes for good luck. Below were the ladies who made an appearance in the order than you see in the above picture.

Lauren Bich Dao (A-Hau I 2012)
Nancee Pham (A-Hau Than Thien 2012)
Le Tran (A-Hau III 2012)
Sandy Nguyen (A-Hau Duyen Dan 2013)
Lynn Tran (A-Hau IV 2013)

Location: Inside Valley Fair Mall right next to the MAC store on the way to the garage
2855 Stevens Creek Blvd (Ste 1125)
San Jose, CA 95050

Their Website:
Oryza Bistro Asiana

Hours:
Mon-Thu, Sun 11 am – 9 pm
Fri-Sat 11 am – 10 pm

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Oryza Bistro Asiana Sunday Brunch 2013 San Jose - Image 001Que Huong Radio was in the kitchen filming and reporting.

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Oryza Bistro Asiana Sunday Brunch 2013 San Jose - Image 002The owner’s mother is sharing some tips on making great “banh xeo”.

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Oryza Bistro Asiana Sunday Brunch 2013 San Jose - Image 003Que Huong Radio sent their camera man and super hot reporter, Lauren Bich Dao, into the kitchen of Oryza Restaurant. It can’t get any hotter than this!

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Oryza Bistro Asiana Sunday Brunch 2013 San Jose - Image 004Don’t get these confused with omelets, because they are not eggs. These are a classic Vietnamese crepe called “Banh Xeo”. Traditionally they are eaten with an abundance of diferent leafy green vegetables and prepared fish sauce.

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Oryza Bistro Asiana Sunday Brunch 2013 San Jose - Image 005Meet my two Desserts and Marinade. Actually Lauren Dao, Le Tran and Nancee Pham are just standing front of a labeled refrigerator.

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Oryza Bistro Asiana Sunday Brunch 2013 San Jose - Image 006Sandy Nguyen and Lynn Tran just arrived. They got there in time to do a taste test. Great timing guys!

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Oryza Bistro Asiana Sunday Brunch 2013 San Jose - Image 007Le Tran and Nancee Pham watched one of other employees as he prepared Lemon Grass creme brulee.

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Oryza Bistro Asiana Sunday Brunch 2013 San Jose - Image 008These ladies are about to enjoy creme brulee with a hint of lemon grass, which is Oryza’s own unique twist on a classic French dessert.

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The owner’s friends and family came to support today’s event.

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Oryza Bistro Asiana Sunday Brunch 2013 San Jose - Image 013His name must be Gino because it says so on his laptop.

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The owner and his two young princesses.

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Oryza Bistro Asiana Sunday Brunch 2013 San Jose - Image 015The owner’s two beautiful daughters. They even have their own princess tiaras and their poses down! So cute and so fierce!

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From left to right: Nancee Pham, Le Tran, Sandy Nguyen and Lynn Tran.

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Lauren Bich Dao joins the bunch. She’s the one in blue.

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Awhhh…the love!

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Le Tran and Nancee Pham pose in front of the restaurant inside the Mall. They are holding the New Sunday Brunch Oryza flyer.

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Oryza Bistro Asiana Sunday Brunch 2013 San Jose - Image 021The beautiful Lauren Dao with her big bright smile and super cute dimples. Whatever she is selling I am buying two of.

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The youngest princess at the table.

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Oryza Bistro Asiana Sunday Brunch 2013 San Jose - Image 023Smoked salmon! My favorite!

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Oryza Bistro Asiana Sunday Brunch 2013 San Jose - Image 024There was something in the dressing that made this salad so addicting…bacon?

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Oryza Bistro Asiana Sunday Brunch 2013 San Jose - Image 025Ahhh…The Lychee Mint Soda. Like the name implies this refreshing drink has lychee juice infused with crushed fresh mint leaves. Since it doesn’t contain alcohol, it’s both children and commuter friendly.

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Oryza Bistro Asiana Sunday Brunch 2013 San Jose - Image 026Here we are demonstrating that sharing is always caring. This is the Shrimp Garlic Noodles. Someone sure cared enough to leave two giant prawns on the plate.

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Poor Lynn Tran was stuck sitting half way in the sun, but at least she was good sport about it and kept a nice smile.

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Le Tran and Nancee Pham cheer with glasses of water.

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Oryza Bistro Asiana Sunday Brunch 2013 San Jose - Image 029OMG…These ladies are such followers. One person orders the Lychee Mint drink and the next thing you know everyone wants one. I don’t blame them. The drink does taste as good as it looks. Here, Sandy, Lauren and Lynn cheers to good food, nice outdoor sitting area, and great company! Until next time! It was definitely fun having out with you girls.

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