Cupertino Village Shopping Center 10765-11111 N. Wolfe Rd./Homestead Rd., (408) 252-8084. This spread-out complex is filled with Asian restaurants and shops, plus a Starbucks.
●99 Ranch Market This supermarket has a vast selection of Asian grocery items. More description.
●Fantasia Coffee & Tea #10933. Daily 10-10. Many people think this is the best boba (pearl tea) in the Bay Area. There is plenty of seating indoors, plus a spacious shady outdoor courtyard that is nice on sunny days.
|patio at Fantasia Coffee & Tea in Cupertino, California|
●Joy Luck Palace #10911, (408) 255-6988. L-D daily. Delicious dim sum lunches combine with a Cantonese menu for great options here. Though “palace” is a bit of a stretch, it is a popular spot.
A separate dining room is known for serving excellent Cantonese-style won ton noodles--a skinny crunchy Hong Kong-style noodle. Excellent Cantonese-style congee porridge is also available.
|dining room at Joy Luck Palace in Cupertino, California|
|diners by fish tanks at Joy Luck Palace in Cupertino, California|
|cutting fried taro dumplings at Joy Luck Palace in Cupertino, California|
|steamed barbecue pork buns at Joy Luck Palace in Cupertino, California|
●Shanghai Restaurant #10877, (408) 873-4813. This spot has the usual Chinese dishes along with traditional Shanghai dishes not served in most restaurants. The signature dish Xiao Long Bao is particularly good. These dumplings are made fresh when you place your order. The Green Onion Pancake, crispy fish fillet with (fried with seaweed), crispy duck, pork fried rice, and giant meatballs in a thick sauce are also popular.
●Sheng Kee Bakery #10961. More description.
●Ten Ren Tea #10881, (408) 873-2038. Come here for boba milk tea with pearls--a mix of green tea and flavored milk with black tapioca balls on the bottom. I enjoyed the Mango Milk Green Tea. Order it to your specs—mine are coconut milk boba with less tea and more milk. The tapioca is satisfyingly chewy. Seating is limited to two small tree-trunk tables.
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