Oakland: Legendary Palace

I dragged my parents to Oakland with me to attend my swear-in ceremony.  To be honest, the ceremony itself was rather anti-climatic and over before I knew it.  What I was most looking forward to wasn't exactly the moment I would officially become a lawyer, but instead...lunch.

My dad wasn't too impressed by my first choice, which was a grungy hole-in-the-wall.  That's why we ended up at Legendary Palace for dim sum:

The place was crammed full with elderly Chinese people:

Always a good sign in my book.

As usual, we piled on the typical dim sum goodies.  Nothing new or fancy necessary.

My favorite is still pan-fried chive dumplings:

Though I do have a soft spot for xian shui Jiao

Steamed dumplings are a little lower on my personal dim sum totem pole:

Meatballs and tofu are probably somewhere near the bottom:

My parents can't go without phoenix claws:

Shrimp dumplings are kind of neutral territory.  I doubt anyone has any strong feelings about them:

Whereas most people love shrimp rice noodle rolls:

And shao mai:

More steamed dumplings to act as stomach filler:

If you're looking for decent dim sum in Oakland, Legendary Palace is a good bet.  It's not the best in the Bay Area, but it'll do.

In other news...I'm a lawyer now!

Legendary Palace
708 Franklin St
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 663-9188


  1. Congrats on becoming a lawyer! Been a long-time reader, love your blog!

    1. Thank you! It always surprises me to find out that people other than my friends read my blog. =)


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