March 17, 2008
Whenever I go home, I gotta get my dim sum fill. My mom thinks this is so bizarre, cause she knows I always go to dim sum in NY. But it’s just different in the Bay somehow- dare I say better? I don’t know what it is- but I will say that dim sum hasn’t gotten any better for me than since we went to Ocean Jewel in Queens. That was almost a year ago.
So there’s this little place in Cupertino called Joy Luck Place in this all-things-chinese mall where there’s a Ranch 99. There’s a serious cult following- you wait a minimum 30 minutes for a table. That’s minimum. And ridiculous. But worth the wait.
Here she comes…
All my must-haves:
Meatballs- kinda a new obsession I share with my dad. Hideko is not into this.
Shao lom pao (soup dumplings)-
Pan fried shrimp and chinese chive dumplings. YUM.
All time favorite- pork spareribs.
Shredded chicken chow mein with chives and bean sprouts, American style.
Gotta catch the dessert cart-
Hideko’s favorite- Rice cake filled with black sesame soupy deliciousness, powdered with this soy bean flour (kinako, in Japanese)
This place is Hua and Wangster’s SPOT. I personally might like Dynasty, in the late Vallco Mall more. But basically whichever you choose to go, you won’t be disappointed. I never thought I would be someone who would say this, but: they’re just so CLEAN!
Joy Luck Place
10911 N. Wolfe Road