We met up with my parents for dinner in Fremont. They wanted to try this new restaurant that just opened in Fremont called Asian Pearl. There is also a branch in Millbrae if you don’t want to drive all the way to Fremont but it’s probably not as large as the one in Fremont.
It’s in this huge strip mall near Auto Mall Parkway and right across the street from Costco. Next door to the restaurant is this furniture store that almost takes up one square block! The restaurant itself has high ceilings and is very spacious. There are also some private rooms, which is where we got seated. If you don’t want to end up waiting forever for dinner, MAKE A RESERVATION. My parents did a good job with that.
Our reservation was at 7:30 and we were seated within 10 minutes. The waitstaff was very courteous and friendly although a bit slow in the beginning with coming to take our order.
Their menu has a yellow/red theme. Lots of good photos.
We ordered the set meal for 4 persons, for $188. We paid a bit extra since we had 5 people.
Our first course was the meat platter with duck tongues, beef, chicken wings, and fried tofu. The tofu was the best part, crispy fried skin and soft silken tofu in the center.
Our next course was a special dish of chicken with geoduck. The geoduck was tossed with wasabi, red onions, ginger, and cilantro… oh so spicy but oh so good!
We had shark fin soup.
Romaine lettuce hearts sauteed with tofu skin and barely cooked garlic. The garlic was spicy!
A steamed black bass.
Stir fried foie gras with a variety of mushrooms and green beans. We’ve never had Chinese style foie gras so I didn’t know what to expect but it tasted pretty good, it was a bit charred on the outside but not the melt in your mouth type of texture.
Tofu medallions and scallops topped with pumpkin sauce and fish roe. You could hardly taste the pumpkin flavor of the sauce but the fish roe was there and the scallops were really fresh.
Our last main dish was the foie gras fried rice. A bit dry for my liking but the small pieces of foie gras really gave it something extra.
Last but not least, mango pudding!
They also served us red bean soup to end the meal. Needless to say, we were ready to roll home. Again just to mention, the waiters were very attentive and kept on coming by to check on how things were and appreciated our compliments by always saying thank you.
If you’re looking for a place for a Chinese wedding banquet or to hold a company dinner, I think this place has nice facilities and would be able to do a good job.
I’m not sure if we’d ever drive all the way out there again but never say never… sounds like their dim sum is good too.
43635 Boscell Road