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Mongolian Cooking plus Uzbeki,Japanese & Russian ccomes to Richmond

gordon wing | Jan 25, 201305:55 PM     11

A few weeks back I got a flyer for a new restaurant in our neighborhood: Eurasia. Two separate menus actually: one Japanese and the other for Europe and Asian Food. Looking at the menu and reading some Yelp reviews we decided to go for some Mongolian items. It's located in a strip mall on San Pablo Ave in Richmond - tween Barrett and McDonald. The space used to be a Chinese take out ...... now it's a sit down restaurant. But we did notice they did have folks coming in for take out and they also offer free delivery ( not sure of their range ). We ordered more than we needed ( generous portions ) but we wanted to try some different things and the prices are quite reasonable in any event. We started with the steamed dumplings: Buuz. 10 pieces. They're filled with a beef & onion. Bigger than chinese dumplings at dim sum and with thicker, chewier skins. Hearty dumplings with a meaty taste that are quite filling ...... this order of 10 could be shared among 3 folks maybe. A huge bottle of Maggi and a bottle of Ketchup were brought to the table. I used some Maggi to augment the chili sauce in the condiment platter on the table. Really enjoyed the chili sauce: very flavorful with some spice but not searingly hot. Our waiter's favorite dish was no. 10: Huushuur. Fried Mongolian beef filled pockets - deep fried. 4 to an order. Each is about 6 inches by 3 inches and filled with maybe the same filling as the steamed dumplings? There was a welcome accompaniment of cucumber, tomato and shredded cabbage in a tart dressing. Our last items was Soup no. 5 : Vegetable Beef Soup with dumplings
( Mongolian) $7.50 - we ordered one soup and they split it into two -6inch bowls for us. The soup was my favorite item of the night ....... a rich dark broth with lots of cabbage, carrots, onions and bits of beef - plus beef filled dumplings-about 5 in my bowl. There was a nice star anise flavor that reminded me of Chinese Beef Stew. This is homestyle cooking that is very reasonably priced. Stick to your ribs food that stayed with me for a long time. The service was friendly - will probably go back to try some other items. Not sure about the Japanese food .... would love to have a good tonkatsu nearby. Not a destination place but I'm glad they're in the neighborhood. The soup would be great on a cold night.

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