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Happy Cafe, San Mateo

brad kaplan | Jun 15, 200104:25 PM

I stopped into this little Chinese place on B street between 3rd and 2nd yesterday after seeing it mentioned in San Francisco magazine - which says they have great dim sum. The menu is very short - I chose the vegetable special of the day, a wonderful bok choy and mushroom dish which was cooked to perfection with a nice amount of garlic. Also, got the steamed soupy buns (sorry, don't know the name for these shanghai style dumplings) which were very good (though not as good as my favorite Joe's Shanghai in New York's chinatown), and a noodle soup with mustard greens and pork - the pork was a bit fatty for my taste, and i almost didn't recognize the greens at first, as they were cut into thin strips, but once I did, I eagerly picked them out away from the pork. The noodles were delicate and flavorful with the simple broth.

Has anyone had dim sum here? Would love to hear more about it.

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