Saturday’s lunch at Cooking papa in their Mountain View location. Had the:
Stir fry beef noodle- we have had this dish in this location and others a few times and it ranged from average to great. Today at Mountain View its great. Full of wok hay and flavor. I am guessing they have enough turnover that some times quality fluctuates. for now its a highlight.
steamed rice w meat wrapped in lotus leaves (zongzi)- credible rendition of zongzi with the standard ingredients like pork, lotus seeds, mung beans, preserved meat, mushroom and preserved egg yolk. its a little on the dry side, and its unclear why since this is steamed. perhaps the leaves weren’t completely tight?
moon cake- we got a box to go. 6 of them about 2" x 2" each. $19.8 no preservative according to the staff. needs to be refrigerated. the egg yolk is a little dry, but its a welcome option with mid autumn festival approaching. eating one won’t give an entire day’s calorie with this version, and won’t clog all the arteries up.
honey bbq pork- good for the price ($7.75). It uses a pretty lean cut of meat, and tastes well. it will be even better if it uses a slightly fatty cut of meat.
Baked bbq pork puff- ok- better versions around the area are at Saigon and Lei Garden
Portugese baked seafood rice- its got curry, egg, and small shrimp. I think its an ok version of this dish, though D&A Oakland (years ago when i ate there) was more skilful with baked rice dish.
cheung fun beef- forgettable