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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, . 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.

Just Koi
4288 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568

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