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Shanghai Restuarant in Oakland Chinatown.

tingting | Dec 9, 200207:37 PM

Mmm, haven't read/post much on this board since gone on Weightwatchers. Hope this is not a repeated post...

A friend saw this place on Webster between 8th and 9th & thought the menu was pretty impressive. so we went and check out yesterday. With only two of us, we decided to try their sunday brunch/dim sum.

We ordered the soup dumplings, the blue crab sauteed rice cake, the shengjian, and the xiekehuang (little flaky cakes).

The soup dumpling was surprisingly true to form in size and soupiness. The flavour is not as intensive as the orginal but it's pretty good already--maybe they'd have crab-filled soup dumpling? The crab ricecake was excellent as well. I can't make judgement about the little cakes since they are sweet--I remember having sth like that in Shanghai with preserved vegi and meat--but that might be sth different. The Shengjian was a BAD choice (in fact the waitress told us to try fried dumplings instead.:)). it's dry and tasted more like those out from 99 Ranch's fridge.

There's an impressive display of cold dishes we didn't get to try. One highlight is the soysause duck leg. by the time we finish, they are all gone. They also have a number of dinner dishes that sounds pretty interesting.

I called a frind from Shanghai & asked her about this place. She said she just discovered it the day before. We might go and try again some other time. It's mostly chinese patrons. This very sterotypical Shangahi woman behind us was yapping off the whole time, which made the experience quite authentic. :)

Have any of you tried the place?

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