San Jose’s food scene has long flown under the radar. It’s overshadowed by the established culinary reputations of its San Francisco and Oakland neighbors and the city suffers from its association with frequently derided tech culture. But KQED food editor Luke Tsai says he’d rather eat in San Jose than almost anywhere else in the Bay Area. Tsai says San Jose’s robust immigrant communities have formed a thriving and diverse dining experience that deserves more time in the spotlight. Tsai joins us to talk more about the San Jose food scene and some of his favorite restaurants in the city.
Exploring the 'Great Immigrant Food City' of San Jose
The sambusa at Jubba comes with a tub of deliciously tangy green hot sauce. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)
Luke Tsai, food editor, KQED