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Mandarin-style breakfast in East Bay

Yvonne | Jan 2, 200202:13 PM

Does anyone know of a good place to get Mandarin dim sum (youtiao, soybean milk, shaobin) in the Berkeley area? The last few times I tried Yangtze River in Berkeley, the food was too oily and salty. I went to Shanghai Gourmet (Pacific East mall) on New Years Day and found out they only do these breakfasts on weekends. Any other tips?


P.S. Since Shanghai Gourmet didn't have the breakfast, we ordered some noodle soups instead. There's been good talk on this board about this place but I was disappointed in the 2 dishes we ordered. The beef tendon noodle soup had tough, dry meat and the soup was oily. The shrimp and black mushroom soup was better but lacked a flavorful soup, which was still a little oilier than I would have liked. The noodles used were the store-bought type and a little on the undercooked side of al dente. I should have stuck with the Chowhound suggestions but I with the rainy weather, I thought some hot soup would hit the spot.

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