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Two new Chinese restaurants in Cupertino Village (Shanghainese and .... NorthEastern?)


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Two new Chinese restaurants in Cupertino Village (Shanghainese and .... NorthEastern?)

K K | | Oct 26, 2010 02:17 PM

The spot that was Hu Chiang Dumpling House is now replaced with a new restaurant that in English is just called "Shanghai Restaurant".

It bills itself as having Jiang Nan flavors and is open 7 days a week 11 am to 10 pm

Takeout menu shows the following interesting items (and the common popular ones)

xiao long bao is $5.95 for 6
steamed crab meat xlb is $7.50 for 6
Shen Jian Bao is $6.95 for 6
lion's head meatballs (big meat balls in clay pot) clay pot $9.95
Ti Pang ("Fat Extracted Pork Rump in Brown Sauce) - $16.95
Cured pork Zhen Jiang Style
Chicken in Wine Marinated Pot
Sizzling Eel (with yellow chive on cast iron sizzling plate)
Braised Fish Tail
Spare Rib Shanghai Style (sugar and vinegar)
Duck with Assorted Stuffing (advanced order - aka 8 treasures duck)

45 listings under "Shanghai dim sum" that include Ji Tsai wontons, pot stickers, shanghai egg rolls, noodle soups, rice dishes, sesame dumplings in rice wine soup, pancake with red bean paste filling.

The location previously occupied by Kingswood Teppanyaki which converted to a different teppanyaki restaurant prior or after (can't remember), then some combo Japanese restaurant that served ramen, is now a place called "Nutrition Restaurant", or "Century eating" rough translation.

Interior is clean and new and also open 7 days a week, 11 am to 10 pm. I'm not certain of what kind of regional Chinese this is, but it is mostly Northern with some North Eastern touches, several spicy dishes (a few hints of Sichuan).

Of interest on the menu

8 kinds of stewed claypot soups (with supposed healing properties) including shrimp and shredded turnip, chicken or black chicken soup, live tilapia with shredded turnip, sour napa with spareribs, at $19.99 per.

Most entrees otherwise hovering at $6.99 (lunch) or $7.99 (dinner), with the meats section alone being all over the map from Kung Pao to Cumin Seed meat to twice cooked and sweet & sour. There's the fried rice and chow mein section, a cold noodle section, and dessert including beer & sweet apple, yam with molasses (or taro or banana).

The "dim sum" section seems mildly interesting, with beef shao mai (northern style, as in "grilled wheat" per the Chinese characters), steamed corn dumpling with shredded turnip, winter melon steamed dumpling.

Chinese breakfast items from 11 am to 3 pm
sweet or savory soymilk
you tiao (Cruller)
white sesame cake (shao bing)
sticky rice roll

If anyone tries them, please report back.

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