Shanghai Dumpling – Cupertino

Last year, I reviewed Shanghai Dumpling for Metro News and became a converted fan. It’s not a perfect place but it was tasty, convenient, and affordable. After Din Tai Fung opened and I had a taste of some better XLB, it reignited my cravings for XLB so I went back to Shanghai Dumpling because I dont’ want to deal […]

Golden Garlic – San Jose

Chinese food restaurants in San Jose seem to be scattered even though we have plenty of ethnic enclaves in our city. There are a few densely populated plazas but none of the restaurants seem to stand out. When we are in the mood for Chinese, we really have to hunt for the hidden gems. A […]

Classic Guilin Rice Noodles – San Jose

Like most Asians, I love a good noodle dish, be it soupy, stir fried, or deep fried. A name like Classic Guilin Rice Noodles really piques my interest. As I would learn from the menu, Guilin is a part of China and this is their traditional dish. The restaurant is in a newer looking Asian […]

Noodle Talk – Sunnyvale

Cold rainy days warrant hot noodle soup. Better if that soup is also spicy AF! I was in the mood for noodle soup the other week and was tired of the usual pho and ramen. I could use a ramen break after my last review of Myzen. I was actually craving QQ Noodle which is […]

QQ Noodle – Cupertino and Milpitas

Once in a while, there’s a place in my life for generic, quick, tasty Asian food that is neither healthy nor mind blowing but it hits the spot. QQ Noodle is one of those places. On cold days like these when the thought of dragging myself out the house to grocery shop and then standing […]

Mu Shu Pork Lettuce Wraps

Mu Shu Pork is one of the few ways I enjoy eating pork. It’s not my meat of choice but on rare occasions I will have it. The Food Network website has this simple recipe I followed. I only used what I had and omitted the ingredients I didn’t have, which were: Napa cabbage, peanut […]