Monthly Archives: November 2007

Marylou “Dada” Tan’s Food Review: Red Lantern in Redwood City

I wonder when Dada will set up a food blog. I enjoy her food reviews!

Red Lantern
808 Winslow St
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 369-5483


November 18, 2007

Last Wednesday, my family and I wanted to check out this newly opened Asian fusion restaurant in Redwood City. The former government building has been transformed into a beautiful restaurant with high ceiling. It’s owned by a Filipino Chef Jeffrey San Diego and his team, Indonesian Executive Chef Daniel Sudar and General Manager Daniel Burns. The two chefs have graduated from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. They are all still young in their thirties and have worked for some of the finest restaurants in San Francisco and the bay area. Being a Filipina with an Indonesian husband made it even more appealing to try out the flavors of our countries. It’s an upscale restaurant and I knew the interior designs were gonna be contemporary. I was right but it was more of an exotic Oriental ambiance with some Asian wood statues and decorations, Indonesian wood carvings, bamboos, huge red silk lanterns, Oriental chairs and some contemporary upholstered booths and palm trees. Tables are bare with modern red lined black square plates. There have cylindrical bamboo holders with green chopsticks on every table. They have a full bar seating lounge by the main dining area. There is also a second story lounge but more simple with a flat-panel screen tv.

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Marylou “Dada” Tan: Treat Ice-Cream at Scoops Ice-Cream Shop

Well, I love ice-cream! Here’s something that Dada emailed me sometime ago.

Scoops Ice Cream Shop
784 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 593-8577


August 20, 2006

Hello Everyone! This was sent to me by my friend, Gerry Socco few days ago. I’ve never heard of Treat Ice Cream until last weekend when somebody had given me 3 half gallons of mango, macapuno & vanilla. The mango ice cream is really the best! I found out that Lunardi sells them but they don’t always have the mango ice cream. So, I went to check out Scoops Ice Cream in San Carlos since it was close to my work. I met Lilian & found out she went to St Scholastica’s College in Pampanga, a branch of my school in Manila. She’s real nice & friendly. Since I was at a rush to get back to work during my lunch time, I got a Mocha Almond Fudge which was also very good. It was so nice of her to treat me & I told her I’ll be back next week.

They also sell candies, yogurt, shaved ice, smoothies & coffees.

MaryLou (Dada) Tan


Manny and Lilian Rosales own and operate the Scoops Ice Cream Shop in San Carlos. They serve Treat and Mary Anne Ice Cream. You have got to try the Treat Mango Ice Cream – the best! Even the Macapuno ice cream is just great!

Here’s Manny’s email: [email protected]