XLB in East Bay?
Saw the recently revived thread on XLB in Chinatown SF and thought I'd ask here if there is an east bay favorite for Xiaolongbao (in Oakland or nearby)?
When I lived in the city I'd get out to Shanghai Dumpling King on occasion, especially when the Balboa Cinema was a special place. I don't expect anything that good, but I'd like to find something decent in the East Bay.
Shanghai Dumpling King
3319 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
One would think that Shanghai Restaurant in Oakland would fill the bill but here is a recent report.
"Their XLB have unfortunately gone downhill - I'll try them every now and again, just to see if they've improved - flavor's good, but the last few years they've been generally deflated and not so juicy."
daveena on Apr 04, 2010
Give them a try and let us know.