China Bee in San Mateo?
- Melanie Wong
Hidden in last week's stinky tofu thread were some interesting recs for China Bee in San Mateo. Other dishes here that 'hounds love?
All their Mandarin dishes are pretty good. I can't recall what standout exceptionally as I have not been going to that area for awhile. They also have soya bean milk and chinese donuts on weekends. I must say their food is more authentic than the name or the decor of the restaurant. Not quite as good as Joy in the Froster City, though.
Although, I am far from a chinese restaurant expert, my fiance is Chinese. We will usually go for lunch on Sunday, we usually get noodle dishes, ZhaZang (sp?) or spicy beef noodle.
I see ALOT of people get this rice roll thing in plastic wrap. I forget what it is at the moment.
I think maoliu is correct in that the place does everything moderately well. Definitely one of the better restaurants in the area.
I've never tried Happy Cafe, so I can't compare there.
Had a very nice late lunch at China Bee recently. The noodles in the beef soup are long, irregularly cut, fresh and toothsome. The wait person says it is made specially for the shop. Well flavored broth, slightly spicy (hot) with 4 chunks of beef tendon and couple stalks of bok choy. A winner. Stinky tofu is good. Crunchy and tasty. Also liked a stir fried shredded pork with kansi with a few slivers of bell peppers and chives. Well balanced flavor texture and great wok hay. The dish was devoured in seconds!
Will definitely be back.
Gosh, I'd completely forgotten about this place. Beef noodle soup sounds great. There's a photo of it on Taiwan Insights. Still haven't been there, will have to remedy that soon!
31 S B St
San Mateo, CA 94401