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Chowdown Report: Dim Sum @ Koi Garden, Dublin

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Chowdown Report: Dim Sum @ Koi Garden, Dublin

Melanie Wong | Sep 9, 2008 10:33 PM

Today six hounds and one guest gathered in the Tri-Valley for a dim sum lunch at Koi Garden in Ulferts Center, http://koipalace.com/koigarden/ . Most of our dishes were ordered from the check-off menu, and some came from the limited number of carts circling on a weekday. We had a pretty good location for catching the flow of carts, and the round table was good for conversation. However, the cold air blasting directly overhead from the air-conditioner immediately chilled all our food.

We worked our way through:

157. Roasted suckling pig, $18
154. Hand roasted duck, $5.50
147. Green algae (seaweed) and jellyfish, $5.50
445. Egg custard tart, $2.50
337. Bee’s nest taro puff, $3.50
368. Stir-fried rice roll in spicy XO sauce, $5.50
357. XO spicy sauce dumplings, $4.50
338. Chiu Chou steamed dumplings, $3.60
457. Old Timer sponge cake, $2.60
341. Shrimp dumplings (har gao), $4.50 x 2
331. Spinach shrimp dumplings, $3.60
348. Rice roll shrimp stuffings, $4.50
444. Bean curd in syrup (doufu fa), $2.60

Not available today, 365. Poached beef (book) tripe, $5.50

Charge for “People’s choice” pu-erh tea was $1 per person. The tab, including tax and tip, came to $15 each, not bad, but we had ordered rather lightly.

Now, let’s hear from the others at the table, please share your opinions and favorites.

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Just Koi
4288 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568

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