A group of my friends wants to try jook for the first time. I'm looking for a good place to introduce jook to them in Oakland/Berkeley. I'm also looking for a jook joint myself.
Oakland downtown is your best bet. Gold Medal, I think it's called. (A little confusing - there used to be a Gold Medal jook place on the same street which was very good, I guess they moved or something) Nice big bowls of jook, not as thick as Hing Lung's in SF. The recent Hing Lung's jook came with a thick pile of pork shreds in the bottom of the bowl, and I actually like Gold Medal's without the pile. I like their green chili pepper condiment on the table.
On 8th, between Webster and Franklin.
Okay. Seems like there's nothing chowhounds haven't written about! I just found a thread. You guys are calling it "New Gold Medal".
At New Gold Medal, the breakfast special for $3.99 is a great deal - you get a large bowl of jook (pick from 6 options), plus a couple of side dishes like dry stirfried noodles and a piece of chinese donut to put in the jook. It's offered daily from 9 to 11:30. It is my favorite place for jook in Oakland Chinatown.