Wandering aimlessly through downtown San Mateo after being shut out of H. K. Causeway by a banquet, we stumbled across the newly opened Sun Chinese Restaurant at 251 S. B Street. I'm not going to say that Sun erased my disappointment, but it is definitely worth a mention. I guess Sun Chinese would best be described as a pan-non Cantonese Chinese restaurant (what we used to call in the old days a Northern Chinese restaurant). The highlights were the dumplings and noodles. The fish dumplings, a ubiquitous dish in the L.A. area, but which I had never seen in the Bay Area or New York, was a welcome find, though only average by L.A. standards. A second dumpling which I believe is filled with shrimp and cucumber, was good (as was the seasoned cucumber cold appetizer). Jia jiang noodles were very good, the noodles having a firm, krinkly chewiness that you usually don't see for this dish. Also, the tofu and fish hotpot was very good.
Out of curiosity, does anybody know of other Chinese restaurants in the Bay Area serving fish dumplings?