i used to frequent this one little taiwanese restaurant in which they had NO english menu and I know NO chinese. this is as authentic as it gets. i had to bring the menu to my dad and have him translate the good dishes that i like. it's called "taste good" at abel street in milpitas near fremont. it's ALL you can eat for $6.00 at the time. You can sample the different dishes as many as you like as long as you finish them.
the dishes that i like were (don't know the chinese names)
-rice with some pork bits and eggs(simmerred in brown sauce), very tasty
-taiwanese street noodle, also very tasty
-fish cakes with sweet and sour sauce
-beef tongue (simmered)
-beef/fish ball soup
-there was a dumpling like dish with meat and vegetable meats inside, quite good.
-there are lots of other dishes with internal organs that i don't really care for.
the place has no atmosphere at all. some may not even enjoy the smell of the spices permeating in the air a little.
if anyone know similar places let me know.