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Gold Medal @ Oakland Chinatown

Han Lukito | Dec 6, 200312:17 AM

This place is a no frill, cheap chinatown kind of place. Lots of hanging birds behind the glass. The menu has lots of $5 interesting dishes - something like 50 dishes. Lots to explore.

Beef with Sa-Cha sauce turned out tender slices of beef with generous onion slices, green peppers and small chunks of pineapples. Nice peppery flavor although the looks are not that great at first glance. Quite good.

Claypot chicken with salted fish has chunks of silky tofu cubes. Strong fish flavor (not for everyone) and taste ok to me. Wife did not agree with me.

Wonton soup is not in the menu but the wontons had whole shrimp and is excellent. The broth however is not as good as Hon Wonton in SF.

Soy Sauce chicken here is a winner. Excellent flavor and good flesh thickness, The skin is also flavorful. The only negative is some of the flesh near the bone still has redness colour (only a few pieces).

Service is typical of any other chinese restaurant=almost zero. I had to remind the waitress several times for things they forget like water, utensils, etc. But they gave them to me gladly when they remember. All the glasses, etc are clean. Also the ambiance here is zero - just go for the food.

I will definitely come back. Any other dishes people have tried here ?

Location: Oakland Chinatown on 8th St between Franklin and Webster.

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