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JX Cuisine: santa clara chinese

bbulkow | Jan 4, 201509:57 PM

Ate a meal here. Sort of.

JX Cuisine is at Homestead and Lawrence, catty-corner from the Kaiser, across the street from Orenchi. It's been open since about Nov 1 2014 (thus 5 weeks from when I tried it).

There's a whole nest of chinese places at the Homestead and Wolfe corner, where the 99 ranch is, but I was on urgent business the morning of new year's day finding some down-home comfort food for a friend laid up at Kaiser. Some of that stuff they serve at the hospital just turns your stomach, and their for-pay cafe is closed on holidays.

Although I wouldn't put JX on any "must try of the bay area", for "the place closer to the hospital than the macdonald's" they're doing a decent job. It seems most of the clientele wanted westernized chinese, but the cumin lamb was serviceable, and a simple "house special tofu" really hit the spot for my friend.

The owner was super friendly, spoke good english, was nice even to the people who wanted walnut prawns.

In case I have to go back down there, are there specific recommended places at the Homestead / Wolfe corner ? I think I've been to Joy Luck and Southland Flavor and they were both worth a trip, but a little hard to order at (very chinese!). Melanie mentioned New Port a while ago.

Thoughts?

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