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Budai Gourmet Chinese
6300 San Mateo Blvd NE Suite H-1 (Northeast Heights)
Tue-Thu 11a-9pm Fri 11am - 9:30pm Sat 12pm - 9:30pm Sun 12pm - 8:30pm (subject to change)
This small Taiwanese-owned eatery is full of surprises. The regular menu is a long and interesting read, full of familiar and unusual Taiwanese and Chinese dishes (tea-smoked duck, steamed fish with ginger and scallions, dim sum). If you ask questions about the food, you might get a history lesson from Elsa Fang, who handles the front of the restaurant while her husband, Hsia, does the cooking. And, if you ask her to, she will translate the secret menu from Chinese. The seasonal vegetables and other vegetarian offerings are strong here, too. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)