Shan Dong: Oakland’s Best Dumplings

Sure, San Francisco’s Chinatown is world-renowned, but why not hop the Bay to Oakland’s Chinatown? It’s less hectic, possibly more authentic, and almost no tourists. I especially recommend Shan Dong, which I will go on record as saying that they have the best dumplings in the East Bay. Not to mention everything else on the menu, including their hand-pulled noodles. A dish will cost you around $7, so it’s pretty reasonable. Insider tip: you can request to purchase frozen dumplings in bulk to take home and ration out over your week. It’s also close to both the 12th Street and Lake Merritt BART stations.

Shan Dong
328 10TH Street (at Webster)
Oakland [Chinatown]

Photocredit: Yelper Esther Y.

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Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur

Robin was raised in the shopping malls of suburban Long Island, New York. As a teenager, her life goals were to become a writer and marry Bret Michaels. After attending college at the University of Delaware (yes, in the state of Delaware) and earning a graduate degree educationl at NYU, she's achieved only one of those goals. Along with writing, Robin enjoys performing improv comedy, internet memes, cross-stitch, and showing off her alarmingly extensive knowledge of obscure pop culture trivia. Currently, Robin resides in Oakland, CA and is writing a book about the 1980s teen book series, Sweet Valley High.