The place: Shanghai Taste Delight. The menu: a fixed secret menu. The dish: xie rou si gua, a.k.a. crab meat and silk gourd. It’s a great find, says snewdl, an amazingly simple and tasty dish. The silk gourd is tender and sweet, and the combination perfect.

Happily, snewdl has been working on an English translation of the secret menu, made available to us by dint of his sheer awesomeness.

Fen pi is great, too, says misspiggy, with an excellent dose of wok aroma. Ma la tang—spicy tofu with beef—is pretty good, too.

The staff here is friendly, and the space feels like you just space-warped to a little mom-and-pop joint somewhere in deep China.

Shanghai Taste Delight [South Bay]
855 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View
650-988-8820

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