Soong Soong (San Jose) - home style northern Chinese food
Didn't see mention of this place on this board, so thought I'd write a post about it. It's kind of in a weird location, which I think might account for its lack of traffic.
We went there for a Chinese breakfast and were impressed with the dou jiang and you tiao. We ordered zha jiang mian - the noodles were nice and chewy. The sauce included seafood, interestingly. The guo tie were okay but they're not handmade. The service was very friendly - waitstaff had a northern accent.
Anybody else try this place?
edit: looking at Yelp, it looks like it may have once been Taiwanese and/or Sichuan... perhaps an ownership change? We were wondering about the curious English name (thought it was a Korean restaurant at first!).
3680 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95117
For sure, how did you find it?
When I stopped by Australian Products this week, I noted the street side sign for Soong Soong and thought it sounded familiar. Bingo - your post here. I walked to the back of the strip mall to take a look. The posted menu is quite innocuous, but the colorful photos posted in the window perhaps portray the heart of the true Chinese menu. It seemed to be all over the board with Shandong, Taiwanese, Shanghainese, Dongbei, etc. dishes. I asked inside if this was a Shandong restaurant. The waitress shook her head, then I asked if it was Shanghainese, and again she said, "no". Then she offered that it's "northern" with dishes from many regions.
I grabbed a take-out box of cold dishes, 3 selections/$5.99, by pointing to them in the cold case. I liked the tofu noodles (doufu gan si) and the dried tofu skin with celery and peanuts, not so much the headcheese which was too one-note salty and not very meaty in tasty.
Have you been back?