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Mr. Fong's - Foster City - Dim Sum

Wendy-san | May 3, 200310:25 PM     2

I posted a little while back (and so have others) about the great food at Mr. Fong's for dinner. Today we went for dim sum and the dishes we had were delicious as well. We are not dim sum experts so please excuse any mistakes in my report. We had the following:

Shu mai - filled with pork and juicy with a sprinkling of pink ginger on top for a pretty presentation.

Har gai - shrimp balls with a nice wrapper.

Fried rice - we would call this "cha-han" in Japanese but this type was made with extra sticky rice. It had the typical egg, pork, green onions, etc.

Shrimp balls covered with sticky rice? Don't know what they were called but they had little bits of carrot on top, again for a nice presentation.

Potstickers - not a typical kind (to me) -- they had dill and a pot sticker shape but with a serrated edge and a yellowish/brown wrapper.

Tiny buns - probably the xaio long bao (excuse my spelling) but these did not have that burst of "soup" inside. Just very lucious minced pork with a just-right dough wrapper.

And the absolute best dish was something I'd never had before. Deep fried shrimp stuffed with leeks and wrapped with a piece of bacon. The shrimp was juicy and the wrapper was perfect.

Most all dishes came with four pieces (except the bacon one -- only three but they were big). None of the dim sum was greasy. Service is friendly, quick, and cheerful. The bill was $24 including one diet coke.

I think the Chowhound team should definitely check this out for their dim sum challenge. For us living on the Peninusla now there is no reason to go to SF for dim sum and I feel this place much surpasses ABC, another place in Foster City.

Mr. Fong's Seafood Restaurant
949-A Edgewater Blvd.
Foster City (In the Edgewater Shopping Center)
650-627-8728
Mon - Thurs: 11 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun: 11 am - 10:00 pm
Dim sum is served every day from 11: 00 am to 3:00 pm

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