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!
708 Franklin St
Oakland, CA 94607