Dim Sum at Steam, Palo Alto, CA
I have been trying to get my Italian husband to open his food mind for the past several years and today we had a breakthrough. Strolling along University Avenue in Palo Alto he liked the decor of Steam, a Cantonese restaurant that had opened three months prior. He looked at the menu for a good five minutes before suggesting we eat there.
Lucky for me the restaurant was better than any Chinese place ever, so the Italian is convinced that the "other" noodle cuisine is not bad at all. After three rounds of little dumplings and rolls, I did mu shu out of nostalgia. He did the five-crop rice. He's making plans for our next visit.
Steam is at 209 University in Palo Alto.