Dinner's all well and good, but what about dessert? Many an Asian restaurant dodges the issue. Your average Chinese restaurant will slip you a fortune cookie, but most don't go any further. Thai and Filipino restaurants tend to have more to offer, often enticing with custards, sweet rices, and deftly dessert-ed mango or other fruits.
Rarer still is the Asian establishment that specializes in desserts. Many of the Asian supermarkets in the Bay have a small pastry shop in the back (and they're most always worth a try), but the stand-alone places are hard to find.
Enter Beard Papa's, on Stevens Creek boulevard in Cupertino. Found online at http://muginohointl.com/ . They're a chain that (at this branch) specializes in French-style Pate-a-choux cream puffs. They've a few riffs on the concept, as well as other things- chocolate fondant cakes, cheesecake sticks, and a few other things I've seen come and go. I can't speak for every location, since the menu varies according to the location's sales.
I once knew an ice cream parlor in rural Pennsylvania that not only survived, but *flourished* on Vanilla, Chocolate, and Flavor Of The Day. The same concept holds true here. Basics, executed excellently. Their flavors-of-the-day tend to have a more Asian bent to them- offhand that I recall, I've eaten Milk Tea, Mango, Chai, and Green Tea. I've never once had a flavor I haven't liked. Their Chocolate Fondant Cake is enormously dense and rich as well, and while their cheesecake sticks didn't have the texture I was expecting, they were tasty nonetheless.
I will often patronize this place for dessert after dinner at Gyu-Kaku or Pot Sticker King, some favorite restaurants of mine that reside in the same plaza, just a few doors down. (I'll link my reviews at the end of this piece) I don't spend much- the cream puffs are in the neighborhood of two bucks each, and quite large enough to sate my sweet tooth.
Regarding the shop itself, it's quite small but serviceable. The employees are about three feet from you the whole time since the counter is right beside the door, and said employees are both freshly pressed and courteous. Since the menu is slightly limited, with all components right there on offer, service is also very prompt.
Beard Papa's is definitely worth getting to know. It makes for a fantastic once-in-a-while treat, but I don't recommend dropping in daily. The intensity of their food makes the very idea a bit hard to swallow.