We braved the wind and rain to go to Shanghai East in San Mateo to have their Lion's Head Soup and XLB. We found workers refurbishing and painting the restaurant that is now called Spicy Empire! What a dissapointment as we love these two particular dishes at Shanghai East and it was our go to restaurant for simple lunches as well. I heard on Yelp they are going to Millbrae as if there weren't plenty of competitive Chinese restaurants up there already.
Does anybody know about the new restaurant coming in or why Shanghai East vacated?
Shanghai East Restaurant
105 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403