It's not easy to find good authentic Chinese food in the Valley. Most of the food out there is very Americanized. I grew up in Hong Kong and have traveled lots to Shanghai and Beijing so I think I know the difference.
I'm excited that we have the three restaurants at the Chinese Cultural Center - Golden Buddha (above average dimsum), Lao Ching Hing (good Shanghainese food on the Chinese-only menu) and Szechwan Palace (good Sichuan food on their English menu and even better stuff on the Chinese-only menu). It's a shame that these places don't think the authentic dishes will be appreciated and don't bother to translate them.