After spending almost three days in nearby Palo Alto for a family wedding and eating American continental meals, my parents needed a change of eatery. They were craving Chinese food of any kind, even if it meant not so good, they wanted something Chinese. With our luck, my best friend lives in San Jose and treated us to dim sum at Jade Cathay mainly because we didn't have much time before our 1:00 pm flight home to L.A. and she thought it would be convenient to eat and hop next door to SJC terminal.
The decor was very old and dark, but the food made up for that. Dim Sum was piping hot! My parents enjoyed it and they are usually very picky people who rarely will compliment a Chinese restaurant so I thought it was a desperation opinion, but they said it really was pretty good considering that most of the dim sum down in L.A. has lost its flare. The only complaint they had was the stickiness and gooeyness of the har gow skin, it literally melted on contact and made for a messy and sloppy grab with chopsticks. Flavor was good though. The highlight here was that they still serve items (old school items) that are not commonly found anymore at dim sum palaces like Chinese sugar puffed donuts and black sesame balls dusted with crushed peanuts. It was like reliving my childhood days all over again and I was content and beaming as I was savoring every morsel of my dim sum dessert. Highly enjoyed it.
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