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Chef Wai in San Mateo

yimster | Oct 27, 2006 03:54 AM

Today a fellow hound and I made our first visit this newest place on 4th Ave in San Mateo.

I was given the lunch menu but asked for the dinner menu also. Found the menu simple and somewhat limited in dish. But a large number of choices

We ordered two orders of seafood noodles with crab roe. Found the seafood fresh, crab roe colored the broth well but did not have a large favor to it. Also the noodle has a under laying hot (spicy) taste. It was a smallish bowl for one.

Then I order a Hakka style Salt "Baked" Chicken. I found it to seasoned just right without using the accompaning salt and scallion sauce. A little salty if using the sauce. But if we had ordered rice it would been just right.

Asked our server what on the meatless section she would recoomed. We had a tofu dish with the tender part of bak choy, with fried tofu prefectly shaped like scallops. The best part was the three or four types of fresh and dried mushrooms, shitake, button, enoki and maybe king oyster (cut fine so I can not be sure). I found this dish to be the best of the all the dishes.

Cost for two for lunch $40 without T&T.

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