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Hi CHers-

I want to throw a dumpling party for my next office happy hour in Mountain View. Any good leads on nearby places that can cater a variety of excellent dumplings? Doesn't have to be a restaurant either, if you know of someone that is a dumpling-making god/goddess, please let me know.

Thanks so much,

yb

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  1. What kind of dumplings? Chinese?

    99 Ranch and the other large Asian groceries like Marina have decent varieties of frozen XLBs and other dumplings. If I recall they're like $6/dozen or so.

    Kingdom of Dumplings in SF has a handmade/frozen store front (no restaurant) on Noreiga, same idea as the 99 Ranch frozen but you can see them make them and they taste similar to what their restaurant sells.

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    Kingdom of Dumpling
    1713 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA

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    1. re: ML8000

      Definitely chinese dumplings. I was hoping for a place that can cater dumplings. Our office doesn't have a stove to cook frozen dumplings and I think microwaving dumplings may fail miserably.

    2. I believe that Tsingtao Taste in Sunnyvale caters - they're in west Sunnyvale, close to Mountain View. The fish dumplings are fantastic; I haven't tried the other varieties yet.

      Michael

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      Tsingtao Taste
      1255 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

      1. Try the search function. Mountain View and dumplings gets you...

        http://www.chow.com/search?query=%22m...

        1. You can find good dumplings at Cafe Yulong on Dana Street in downtown MV. I cannot say anything about catering/delivery since I have only dined in the restaurant.
          They serve several varieties: fish and leek, shrimp, pork, XLB, and either steamed or pan-fried potstickers. In addition, they make some as daily specials. Perhaps they would make other varieties for your order -- the staff are very cordial and helpful.
          Good luck

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          Cafe Yulong
          743 W Dana St, Mountain View, CA 94041

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          1. re: anyhow

            I don't like how thick the skin is. Previous commentary suggests it depends who on staff makes the dumplings; some are better than others, you may have gone on a day with a different cook, or you may like more northern style thick skins.

          2. We decided to go with Tsingtao Taste and they were awesome! Prices were totally reasonable. We got 4 varieties: veggie, fish, house special (w/ pork and shrimp), and pork and napa cabbage. My office was stoked and I came out the hero. Thanks so much to all for the recs.

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            Tsingtao Taste
            1255 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

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            1. re: yellohbella

              So glad Tsingtao Taste came through for you. Did they cook them for you on-site, to-order? I'd be interesting in hearing about the set-up.

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              Tsingtao Taste
              1255 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087