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May 21, 2007 02:46 PM

Donut Delight Oriental Pastries, Union City

Who wouldn’t be intrigued by a place called Donut Delight Oriental Pastries? And, yes, as promised, it has one counter with donuts and a second case with a selection of dim sum-ish pastries.

I bought a curry beef turnover, and took the picture below outside on top of the hood of the car.

Image of curry beef turnover -

But the proof is in the taste . . . and this was gawd awful. Moldy, old refrigerator taste combined with rancid beef fat and Crisco pastry. I spit out the one bite and dumped it in the garbage bin conveniently located outside.

I had also purchased a sesame ball. This was displayed on top of the counter and didn’t have the stale storage taste to it. Not terrible, reasonably thin with lotus seed filling, but not special either.

This is in the same strip mall as Bakery La Mejor, and indeed La Mejor is a much, much better bet.

Donut Delight Oriental Pastries
34554 Alvarado Niles Rd
Union City, CA 94587
(510) 429-1358

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  1. Yeah, but a nice twist on the usual donut / Chinese steam table combo. I think I'd rather have the option of passable sesame seed balls rather than bright red gluey sweet and sour pork.

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    1. re: rworange

      I once asked an operator of one of those Chi-Am steam table/donut places, why? He said Americans were crazy for eggrolls and he might as well use the fryers for donuts too.

    2. I've been coming to this place for a dimsum or Burma food on weekends. Come on Sunday, after 9am, they have some special menus that are delicious.
      Fish Noodle Soup, or Chicken coconut noodle soup are good, prefer the fish one though.
      The shrimp salad is good also.

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      1. re: Mul

        A new owner took over since I made that original post. Here's Thadu's heads up on the Burmese food,

        I've been there several times on weekends but not in the last year. It's my favorite Burmese food in the Bay Area, especially the mohinga (fish noodle soup). On weekends, bring your own containers to take home whatever the ladies have cooked in those big pots. Be sure to try the Burmese tea.

        Here's kairo's report,