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Hot Soy Milk & Chinese Fried Doughnut Breakfast in South Bay?

makalive45 Aug 8, 2006 03:36 AM

I'm looking for a really good chinese breakfast joint with hot soy milk (salty & sweet) and good old chinese breakfast foods like "fan twan" (rice covered fried doughnuts) and "you tiao" (chinese fried doughnuts) in the Santa Clara, Palo Alto, MV, Sunnyvale area. Any suggestions will do!

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    tiny.taster RE: makalive45 Aug 8, 2006 05:54 AM

    China Stix in Santa Clara (on El Camino) serves dim sum on the weekends, and I haven't been there in a while, but they served good soy milk and you tiao. The rest of the dim sum menu is pretty good also. Some people also like A&J restaurant in the Wolfe 99 Ranch plaza...again they only serve it on the weekends I believe.

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    1. re: tiny.taster
      mikeop34 RE: tiny.taster Aug 8, 2006 07:33 AM

      I like A&J a lot, but if you wanna go a little farther for more choice for this kind of breakfast, head to Chef Woo. Only on weekends also, I think. I especially like their egg pancake (dan bing).

      6154 Bollinger Rd, San Jose, CA

      Basically, just take that same Wolfe exit but go west on Wolfe until it hits Bollinger.

      1. re: mikeop34
        Melanie Wong RE: mikeop34 Aug 8, 2006 07:34 AM

        Anything else that you recommend at Chef Woo for other meals?

        1. re: Melanie Wong
          mikeop34 RE: Melanie Wong Aug 8, 2006 09:09 AM

          unfortunately, I've only been there for breakfast on weekends. In the past, we've ordered a couple non-breakfast items (like vegetables or noodles) to round out our meals, but they were usually pretty average.

          1. re: Melanie Wong
            atangca RE: Melanie Wong Aug 8, 2006 03:25 PM

            Chef Woo has one of the best beef noodle soups I've had since I moved to San Jose. I haven't been in over a year, so not sure if it's still good. I also really like their sesame bun w/ beef.

            Another place that serves fan twan is the Chinese grocery story, Marina, off Stevens creek and DeAnza. They also have the soy milk w/ fried donuts. On the w/e, the place gets really crowded- always a good sign. Try their green scallion thick breads too. Very delicious.

          2. re: mikeop34
            Porthos RE: mikeop34 Aug 9, 2006 02:46 PM

            I second Chef Woo. It's the best taiwanese breakfast food stuff I've found in the area. The fried buns are also good.

            1. re: Porthos
              K K RE: Porthos Aug 9, 2006 04:05 PM

              Do they offer the breakfast items only on weekends or every day of the week?

              1. re: K K
                Porthos RE: K K Aug 10, 2006 04:12 AM

                I believe it's every day but I've only been on the weekends. Sorry. Not very helpful. It seems like it's all part of the same menu though.

        2. K K RE: makalive45 Aug 8, 2006 08:47 PM

          L'Epi Dor Bakery on Stevens Creek in Cupertino has yoh tiow and siao bing everyday. Not as great as Marina Supermarket nearby (which only offers it on weekends) but pretty good for a quick fix. Might be best to call ahead and find out when they make it so you can get it fresh off the oven/fryer.

          1. wchane RE: makalive45 Aug 8, 2006 10:49 PM

            There is also another A&J Restaurant in Cupertino Village. 3.6.9 is the other option in the ranch plaza forthmentioned.

            these are really my two usual spots if i want this type of breakfast, i believe lucy's cafe further up stevens creek also serves this breakfast.


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