We just want everyone to know there is an awesome Chinese restaurant in Sunnyvale. It's one of those hole-in-the-wall places that is also located in an old strip mall. It's scary to walk into a place like this without knowing how good the food is. We finally tried it based on the recommendation of a fellow patron who shared a large round table with us at a nice Chinese restaurant in Cupertino.
Boy oh boy, this mom-and-pop restaurant might as well be my mom's kitchen. Ok, it's not as good as my mom's cooking, but it's close and it's cheap. Fine, it's better than my mom's cooking, but only because they make dishes my mom doesn't make. Anyway...
Shanghai Flavor Shop 上海生煎館 is located at 888 Old San Francisco Rd, Sunnyvale, 94086. It's in the same strip mall as the Shell station and the Safeway. The phone number is 408.738.3003.
Our favorite dishes are the steamed dumplings (xiao3 long2 bao1) and the red bean cakes (dou4 sha1 su1 bing3).
Oh, did we mention it's cheap? We really want it to stay in business.