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Gum Kuo Restaurant, Tao Yuen Pastry, Ruby King Bakery, & Nieves Cinco de Mayo, Oakland report w/ pics

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Gum Kuo Restaurant, Tao Yuen Pastry, Ruby King Bakery, & Nieves Cinco de Mayo, Oakland report w/ pics

hhc | | Aug 26, 2007 09:50 PM

Gum Kuo Restaurant

This place is on the lower level of the Pacific Renaisance Plaza on the Left side if you're facing the Oakland Public Library.

It's a good size place though it was busy on Sun 8/26/07 when I went for lunch.

Since I was alone, I had to share a large round table with other parties.

I got my chicken jook $4.25 (with tax $4.65) and it's really tasty. It's boiling hot though so don't be in a hurry to eat it like me. The chicken is just so sweet and juicy. How do they do that? It's a huge bowl w/ lots of chicken pieces and some green onions on top. Really tasty.

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Tao Yuen Pastry, Oakland

It's supposed to be one of the better dim sum take-out places in Oakland Chinatown and went here today 8/26/07.

I ordered by speaking & pointing in English so they speak both English and Chinese.

I got:

bbq pork rice rolls (5)
shrimp rice rolls (5)
pork & chive dumplings (6)
cocktail buns (6)

Total was $21.66!! Cash Only!! Seemed like a bargain to me.
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Ruby King Bakery still has buy 3 egg tarts get 1 free, total $1.50 for 4 egg tarts. Good deal, pretty good not great.

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Nieves Cinco de Mayo

Ice-Cream flavors available when I went: chocolate, vanilla, mint, eggnog, corn, guava, strawberry. Under sorbets: pineapple, lime, mango. Snow cones available too: small $1.5 and Large $2

I asked for 2 samples and she (the daughter) gave me a small metal spoonful of each:

elote (corn) - good
rompompe (eggnog) - good

I then got:
chocolate & strawberry in a waffle cone. My total was $2.50.

I enjoyed the ice-cream very much though it's not too heavy on flavor, they were just so nice and I want them to make it. Hope everyone can try it!!

Hrs:
10a-8p daily

CASH ONLY

Ruth's report:
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/434073
Rworange mention:
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/433965

some pics here:
http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow...

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Nieves Cinco de Mayo
3340 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601

Tao Yuen Pastry
816 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607

Ruby King Bakery Cafe
718 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607

Gum Kuo Restaurant
388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607

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