Legendary Palace In Oakland Cinatown....new ownership?
We normally eat Dim Sum here but went today (after it being closed for a short while) and the dim sum was terrible!Anyone know if the old owners opened another restaurant and if so, where?
heard thru it grapevine the old owners have sold their interest and are concentrating their energies at their new endeavor: "new sang chong supermarket' in san leandro.
I think they have a new chef (since the OP ... I haven't been a while so hadn't been actively tracking).
Went for dim sum on Saturday and there were many excellent dishes. Only 3 of us so not a huge, huge spread. But I'll be back again soon.
-- pineapple buns -- used to have a little bit of egg custard and a piece of pineapple inside -- now filled with granular lo sah "sandy" egg custard. Very orange as if they use yolks only. Drippy sugar bomb, in a really good way. The 'pineapple' topping was also very nice, tasty and crisp.
-- rice noodle rolls with cilantro -- we weren't totally sure about these but the cilantro added a really nice fresh note and the noodles were a perfect vehicle for that sauce
-- sticky rice with chicken -- I didn't try it because I was getting full, but my friends were pleased
-- chicken feet -- good, typical
-- spareribs -- good, typical, maybe could be meatier
-- bbq pork steamed buns -- delicious. these guys are on the small side, but good bun to meat ratio, no stray pieces of chewy fat
-- shrimp dumplings -- not my thing, my companions loved. they looked nice and plump
-- fried taro meat dumplings -- these are not usually my fave because they can be such a grease bomb, but these were very good -- really nice, dry-to-the-touch crispy coating
-- egg tarts -- had the same darker custard with granulated sugar that the pineapple buns did. Not typical, but I enjoyed them.
-- turnip cakes -- delicious, with nice big chunks of turnip (I like that, but some people may prefer a smoother preparation). nicely fried. only disappointment? we weren't offered oyster sauce which my toy san heritage prefers
-- stir fried rice cakes -- ok, this was several days ago, I don't recall the particulars, but this was fine.