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Golden Island Chinese Cuisine(Chiu Chow food), Milpitas report (w/ pics)

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P. and I went here Thurs 9/14/06 for lunch. I read the reviews and was looking forward to the lunch.
Melanie's post Aug 11, 2002: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

They have dim sum by filling out the form weekdays, weekends they have the carts. Dishes for dim sum are $3 each. Expensive in my book.

We got from the dim sum list: black sesame soft ball-it's a mochi dessert w/ black sesame goo. It was pretty good. A-

Another dish was steamed meat dumpling in supreme broth $3-it's a giant dumpling that's in a soupy broth. I didn't try it, but P. seemed to like it.

The lunch specials are $7.30 which includes soup and steamed rice. That's one of the more expensive lunch specials in the area I think.

I got # 21 lunch special-braised bean curd w/ pork. It comes with bok choy, about 6 big slabs of braised tofu and some minced pork in it. Rated a B.

P. got # 58 lunch special chicken chow mein in soya sauce. They noodles are thin, short, and crispy, with some chicken. Not much flavor, kinda boring to eat. Rated:C

About $21 before tip. Dishes just ok, but I probably won't be back. They take credit cards.

Golden Island Chinese Cuisine
282 & 286 Barber Ct (next to Darda's @ Milpitas Square
)Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 383-9898

Open 7 days a week:
Mon-Fri, 11am-2:30pm
Sun-Thu, 5pm-10pm
Friday, 5pm-10:30pm
Sat-Sun & Holiday, 10:30am-10:30pm

pictures: http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow...

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  1. Did you see any "crystal" dumplings (aka shui3 jing1 bao1) filled with either meat or sweet bean paste or lotus paste? It's a bit like mochi, but the glistening sufrace is thin and translucent.

    1. I'm sorry Limster but I don't remember seeing "crystal" dumplings on the menu, but then I wasn't looking for them.

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      1. re: hhc

        Thanks -- I'm always on the lookout for these, they're a Teochew/chiu chow speciality that I have a hard time finding.

        1. re: limster

          Good Luck dim sum on Clement in SF has crystal dumplings. Also Teochew fun gor with a thicker, more chewy skin than regular fun gor are found at many tea houses.

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            Awesome! Thanks -- will have to try them the next time I'm in the area. I assume these are the meat filled ones?

            1. re: limster

              I think so, not sure, since it's been some time since I've had them from Good Luck. Margret and Yimster have posted about them. Oh, should also mention that I've been negative on Good Luck for some time now, but a couple months ago tried it again and it was much better.

              TC Pastry in Daly City and on Irving on SF also makes these dumplings. They're filled with shrimp and cilantro with lots of white pepper.

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        Golden Island Chinese Cuisine
        286 Barber Ct, Milpitas, CA 95035