I was given a tip when I was jonsing for dan dan noodles after my go to place ( Chili Palace in San Leandro) stopped serving it.
A newish place in San Ramon named Yiping.
We tried the crispy stuffed eggplant appetizer, dan dan noodles (of course), cumin lamb, and garlic pea shoots.
All were excellent, the noodles were outstanding, perhaps the best I've had.
The place was well decorated, much nicer than the generic chinese restaurant. The service was very good, but there were only a few tables at 7pm on a monday.
They comped the appetizer for a check-in on Yelp.
The whole meal was $45 including rice, tea, and beer.
2416 San Ramon Valley Blvd