Thanks to Yimster's tip, a friend and I just ate there for lunch.
For my first visit, I liked it a lot. I ordered their beef noodle soup, stir fried string beans and kau fu.
If you know my previous posts, you know I've been looking for that perfect bowl of beef noodle soup, Taiwanese style. I'm not picky about the actual noodle itself, but the broth and beef is essential for me. Five A's version is not bad at all! The broth flovor was deep, dark mahagony in color. There were plenty of tender beef pieces, not too much tendon, but just enough. It wasn't spicy, which I guess I could've doctored it myself. The noodles weren't anything special, which I didn't care. The bowl was big enough for my friend and I to share. I'd definitly order this again.
The string beans, simply stir fried with garlic and some green chilies, were superb. Bright green, tender yet still maintaining that crunch, the slight hint of spiciness was also a good touch.
I'm no expert on kau fu, but for me it was too sweet.
All in all I'm very happy of this new find. Although it's a bit too far from work for everyday lunch, this is definitly the place to revisit for dinner sometimes.
Five A's Cafe
1851 El Camino, Burlingame
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