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Chinese brunch in or near San Jose?

luckytomato Apr 5, 2009 09:13 AM

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good place to get Chinese brunch in the San Jose area. I'm looking for a place that offers good soy milk, fried doughnuts, green onion pancakes, etc.


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    kc72 RE: luckytomato Apr 5, 2009 09:23 AM

    I think China Stix does all of those, even though it's not on their website.

    China Stix
    2110 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

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      luckytomato RE: kc72 Apr 5, 2009 09:59 AM

      Thanks! I will give them a try.

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        daveena RE: kc72 Apr 5, 2009 01:17 PM

        I haven't been there for over a year, but the last time I went, their Chinese breakfast was excellent. Weekends only, and you have to be a little aggressive to get the Chinese menu - people kept offering us standard dim sum, and we had to repeatedly tell them we were there for shao bing you tiao (every time I asked for the menu, someone would say "everything on the menu is on the carts!" And then I'd tell them what I was looking for. Then they'd say, "oh, yeah, you need the menu for that". Then they'd disappear and I'd have the same conversation all over again with the next person.)

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          yimster RE: daveena Apr 5, 2009 01:50 PM

          I have never had that problem with China Stix about the menu. Normally when I have gone in the past I am always given the menu as a arrive.

          But then again I normally go on weekdays. Not a big fan of shao bing you taio, now shao bing with slice beef is another story.

          I will add my two cents and recommend China Stix.

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            abstractpoet RE: yimster Apr 5, 2009 02:01 PM

            Do they have those Taiwanese/Northern Chinese style breakfast items on weekdays?

            And do they do shao bing with eggs and scallion? That was my favorite thing to order when I was living in Taiwan...

            1. re: abstractpoet
              luckytomato RE: abstractpoet Apr 6, 2009 09:41 AM

              Yum, I miss the egg and scallion crepes too. Also man tou and the other steamed buns.

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              daveena RE: yimster Apr 5, 2009 03:19 PM

              I've gone on a weekday with a Caucasian friend, when I was given the Chinese menu (without me asking) and my friend was given the English menu. Getting the special weekend menu was more of a hassle, maybe because they were just more harried in general.

              I remember their shao bing being really good - really flaky, tasted like they had lard in them - abstractpoet, I think it would be worth asking if they would do them with eggs and scallion.

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              luckytomato RE: daveena Apr 6, 2009 09:40 AM

              Does their menu have English translations? I know how to speak some rudimentary Mandarin (mostly food related, like sha bing you tia and asking for soy milk), but can't read it.

              1. re: luckytomato
                yimster RE: luckytomato Apr 6, 2009 09:50 AM

                Yes, the menu is mainly in English. But the staff at China Stix speaks English well and not speaking Chinese in not a problem.

          2. Chandavkl RE: luckytomato Apr 5, 2009 11:00 AM

            From a couple of years ago. Don't know if the info is current.


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              Alan408 RE: luckytomato Apr 6, 2009 08:58 AM

              Loon Wah on DeAnza, they have a website.

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