I grabbed some takeout from their San Mateo location. There’s a Chinese only menu with photographs of many of the dishes listed on the wall in their mountain view location (see photos above).
I assume the regular menu dishes I ordered are on the menu in Mountain View, so I’ll report on them here.
The Pork stirfried with celtuse and black fungus is extraordinary. The dish has a smokiness and depth that goes beyond wok hei, and approximates the flavor of smoked pork with seasonings and fresh pork. I think comes from some kind of blackened bark pictured below— what is this?
The overall flavor is similar to Hunan smoked pork stirfries I’ve had at Wonderful in Millbrae. Celtuse, which tastes a little bit like Romain lettuce, was cut on the bias and looked like cross-sections of broccoli stem. Tasty pickled red and green peppers.
I took a chance and ordered houttuynia cordata with beans. Houttuynia cordata, which was probably rejected as a lyric for the Lion King, is a leafy plant known that tastes fishy and its served here with fava beans and a chili oil and black vinegar sauce. Only the leaves of the https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houttuynia_cordata are used here. Its rhizome is also edible https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhe'ergen