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XLB in East Bay?

Gustavo Glenmorangie Sep 11, 2010 03:27 PM

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

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  1. wolfe RE: Gustavo Glenmorangie Sep 11, 2010 03:35 PM

    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.

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      kc72 RE: Gustavo Glenmorangie Sep 11, 2010 07:00 PM

      Had them at Daimo and China Village a couple months ago, I liked the ones at Daimo more.

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