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Jan 29, 2008 02:18 PM

Korean or Chinese in Menlo Park?

Hi. I'm visiting from NY and would love authentic Korean or Chinese in the next couple of days. It doesn't matter which region, just great unamericanized food. Any thoughts?

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  1. Are you willing to drive a bit? 20 minutes south will get you Korean in Santa Clara and Chinese in Cupertino or Milpitas. 20-30 minutes north will get you Chinese in Millbrae/Daly City.

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    1. re: daveena

      happy to travel 20-30 minutes. Please let me know some of your suggestions. Thanks much.

      1. re: mr_seabass

        Haven't been to a lot of these places, but they're all on my list... for the next time I have to head down to the South Bay...

        Ay Chung, Milpitas - Taiwanese
        ASJ, San Jose - Taiwanese beef noodle soup
        Darda, Milpitas - Muslim Chinese
        Shanghai Dumpling King, Millbrae - Shanghaiese
        Koi Palace, Daly City - dim sum

        These two I've been to - I'm partial to China Stix:
        China Stix, Santa Clara - Northern Chinese breakfast (weekends only)
        Chef Woo, San Jose - Northern Chinese breakfast (weekends only)

        Lots of soondubu places in Santa Clara - I used to live near a stretch of El Camino with at least 10 of them. Haven't been there recently enough to discuss them in detail, but here's a recent South Bay Korean discussion:

        Korean fried chicken:

        A lot of the discussions of the restaurants I named are buried in these threads, so it's worth it to read through them (although none of them focus exclusively on Chinese and Korean

    2. The immediate Redwood City-Menlo Park-Palo Alto corridor is probably one of the worst places to look for authentic Chinese food in the Bay Area. There are some good choices on Castro St. in Mountain View in addition to the places mentioned above.

      1. The murderers row of Chinese restaurants along El Camino Real in Millbrae: HK Flower Lounge, Fook Yuen, The Kitchen, Zen, etc.

        1. For Sichuan food,

          South Legend in Milpitas
          Szechwan Era in Cupertino

          Been to the first, the second got a nice notice from Melanie Wong

          South Legend
          1720 N Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035

          Szechwan Era
          10971 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014

          1. My husband recently went with co-workers (Chinese & vegetarian Indians) to Shanghai Taste Delight in Mountain View and raved about it. He doesn't recall seeing an English menu so someone "in the know" must have ordered for the table. DH said everything was good & the vegetarians enjoyed their food too.

            855 W El Camino Real
            Mountain View, CA 94040
            (650) 988-8820