Stopped by the new 99 Ranch in Dublin just to check it out. It's not bad, everything is new and the veggies are fairly fresh. There are pre-made sushi rolls (don't bother--they tasted it really bland), all day to-go dim sum and the usual Chinese deli stuff (ducks, bbq pork and roast pork).
Picked up a few pickled items to stock my pantry and various frozen dumplings for my dumpling fixes. One thing I picked up was Wei-Chuan XLB (the package prints Pork Mini Buns). Make sure it's the Wei-Chuan brand, it's printed on the left corner of the bag. Came back home and decided to prepare it for dinner.
These were really awesome for frozen XLB. I mean, it can't be compare to the top XLB places in the Bay Area, but they are better than 80-90% of the restaurants that offer XLB.These were quite soupy with very good pork flavor. The skin is a little thick, but it's not all doughy like some places. Plus these only 10 min. to steam and non broke. They are on sale, 2 bags for 7 and each bag yield about 20 -23 pieces of XLB.
Just be careful not to buy the Fortune brand because they are awful.
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