Tuesday, May 22, 2018

101 South: Cupertino, Cupertino Village Shopping Center


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
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.
Joy Luck Palace Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

dining room at Joy Luck Palace in Cupertino, California
dining room at Joy Luck Palace in Cupertino, California


diners by fish tanks 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
cutting fried taro dumplings at Joy Luck Palace in Cupertino, California


steamed barbecue pork buns 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.

interior of Ten Ren Tea in Cupertino, California
interior of Ten Ren Tea in Cupertino, California


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