Imperial Seafood Restaurant, Concord
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I had a surprisingly nice dim sum breakfast Sunday @ Imperial Seafood on Willow Pass Rd. We did Pork Spare Ribs(my particular favorite), Shrimp/Chive Dumpling, Shrimp/Scallop Dumpling, regular pan fried pork dumpling & Shanghai Dumpling.
I was happy with everything.
The Shanghai D. was a little less soupy than at Shanghai in Oakland but piping hot and texturally nice. Lots of good black bean in the ribs, the flavor of all the fillings was fresh and lovely, poppy(as in pops in your mouth, snappy)-textured. Everything was hot.
My main complaint and, I am sure, this will be a deal breaker for some, was that on both the shrimp dumplings the wrapper was a bit thick for my tastes. I just removed what I didn't want to eat. No problem. I think the quality is on par with East Ocean in Alameda.
They do both carts and carry through trays. The table next to us was doing lots of ordering and seemed to be getting some great looking offal and fried items that I did not see on the carts or trays. They had a few tripe dishes come by, which you sometimes don't see. I appreciated that. Chicken feet looked great but I was full :( & my DC doesn't like them. A crazy person, obviously.
The servings seemed really generous and I think we spent like 24 bucks with the tip. I was full & happy.
They also have duck & BBQ pork for sale by the pound-which may please some Contra Costa residents who want to cook Duck Noodle Soup or whatever at home without making the meat.
Imperial Seafood is across the street from my favorite open air strip mall so double plus! "99 Cent only" Indian spice shop and one of the only Bahn Mi in town? SCORE. Montanas Carniceria, AND a funny used book store? Good times.
re: Melanie Wong
Still in Oakland but eyeing CoCo for a house. I am totally surprised by the variety & quality of food in Concord/WC and Pleasant Hill. Who knew? AND you get your "Full Sun" out there which is ideal for my dreams of growing my own food. Here in Piedmont, next to the redwoods, no six hours of sun, unfortunately. Or maybe fortunately depending on your desires.