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dimsumgirl Sep 11, 2012 02:15 PM

Anyone have any recommendations for what to order at this restaurant? We are going to be staying close by and I thought we would give it a try. If you were there in a group of two or three, what would you order? Thanks.

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  1. RWCFoodie RE: dimsumgirl Sep 12, 2012 01:23 AM

    Check out this thread, it's about 5 years old but hopefully some of the info still applies:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/384640

    1. Melanie Wong RE: dimsumgirl Sep 26, 2012 02:07 PM

      Anything to report? Would be good to have an update.

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        dimsumgirl RE: Melanie Wong Sep 26, 2012 04:53 PM

        We were invited to dinner at a friend's relative's place instead. Ming's in San Bruno-- great hand pulled noodles. Blue Sky is still on my to try list.

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          RWCFoodie RE: Melanie Wong Sep 27, 2012 03:57 PM

          I stopped in on the 19th after a dental appointment. It was about 12:15 so should have been prime time lunch hour. I was the only customer! I was astounded by this as the last time I was there maybe a couple of years ago, the place was jammed at lunch. I don't know what has changed other than they've rearranged the tables, taken down all of the wall signs of specials and re-positioned the cashier's station. Maybe they have upset the feng shui...

          Anyway, I wanted a nice bowl of jook and didn't feel like going home and making it, so Blue Sky fit the bill. My bowl of jook was pretty good. It was pork and preserved egg; was very light on the preserved egg unfortunately. The only other fault I found was that the ginger wasn't cut into fine threads, rather it was in rather thick matchsticks and slices... Had to eat around them and I love ginger. Formerly when I had jook at Blue Sky it was cut into nice fine threads that I enjoyed eating.

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            K K RE: RWCFoodie Sep 28, 2012 02:02 PM

            I think the opening of Cooking Papa in Foster City stole a lot of their thunder.

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              RWCFoodie RE: K K Sep 28, 2012 06:03 PM

              But it's a schlep from Belmont to Foster City, no? Formerly it looked like most of their clientele was local Belmont/San Carlos/Redwood City tech-types. To go from a full house at lunch to totally empty? How are they surviving?

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          Rockman RE: dimsumgirl Sep 27, 2012 12:33 PM

          This dude can cook, and he can crank out the dishes considering it's just him in there. My goto Chinese spot. I will spell these phonetically because I don't really know how otherwise--gum do pai quat(pork chops), na nam po(beef stew with tendon), yee mein(birthday noodles), scrambled egg with shrimp, braised tofu with black mushroom, dow mew(pea sprouts--don't know where he gets these but they are more tender than any other I have had).

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