SAN RAMON (KCBS)— If you’re a fan of dim sum (Chinese dumplings for those of you not in the know) KCBS’ food and wine editor Narsai David considers Hung’s Kitchen in San Ramon an “all time special find”.
Recently our resident foodie travelled to Taipei, Taiwan and ate similar fare which he described the soup dumplings as having chopped meats, chopped fish or vegetables inside along with broth.
In contrast, Hung’s Kitchen on 500 Boillinger Canyon Way serves a modernized Western version of Chinese cuisine. There you can get two of their house special appetizers, the juicy pork dumpling or the juicy scallop dumpling. David called them “remarkable”.
“I just went nuts with this menu,” David said.
The steamed sea bass, Chinese chive dumpling, sautéed string beans were also noteworthy.
“There was a vegetable I’ve never heard of called achoi,” David said. He went on to describe it as similar to Romaine lettuce in texture, but prepared by sautéing for just a few seconds.
A noodle dish comprised of fermented black beans had a most complex flavor according to David.
“I can’t wait to go back.”
500 Bollinger Canyon Way # A1
San Ramon, CA
KCBS Food and Wine Editor:
Narsai David is the KCBS Food and Wine Editor. He has been a successful restaurateur, chef, TV host, and columnist in the Bay Area spanning four decades. You can hear him Saturdays at 10:53am, 12:53pm and 4:53pm, and at 2:53am Sunday on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.
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