Kapok Seafood Restaurant – Alameda, California

We went out for lunch and decided to go for dim sum - somewhere more local with great rates for dim sum at Kapok Seafood Restaurant! All dim sum dishes here were only $2.00 and the place was quite busy for a weekday!
We just ordered a bunch of stuff and shared it at our table, which is the traditional way to having dim sum. They don't give you any bowls here though, just a plate and chopsticks (which isn't very traditional). We started with an order of Chive Dumplings that were steamed. It was really quite delicious and the skin was thin and delicate.
Then, we ordered some Fried Taro Dumpling which isn't something we normally get. But, it looked really nice and light, and fresh here. And, it was! We hate it when it's cold and hard, but it was delicately fried and the filling was hot and fresh. The pork was well seasoned, so we enjoyed this quite a bit!
We don't normally go to dim sum without ordering my husbands favourite, lo bak goh and it wasn't bad. Of course, nothing as good as homemade, but it was still really fresh with lo bak shreds thoughout! We love it when there are noticeable shreds so they are amazing that way!
Some more steamed dim sum for our table, we got an order of Spare ribs and it was really well seasoned here. The spare ribs were not too fatty at all and like everything else, it was really tasty and fresh. The meat was tender and it came off the bones without being over cooked!
Another dish we always order is the Steamed Beef Balls which is another of my husbands favourite, especially with Worcestershire sauce! The balls were excellent here and not made with overwhelming amounts of parsley so it was nice to actually be able to taste the meat balls here!
Just as you would think we're done, we ordered something quite amazing! It's their Lobster Noodles for only $8.88! It doesn't get better than that! It was an awesome little lobster that sat on a bed of yee mein which is one of our favourites and never really order as it's costly here. With this price, sure it's little, but it was definitely enough as we're having it WITH our dim sum!
Everything was amazing here and the price of the experience seems to have made us extra happy! So, if you're looking for fresh dim sum at a great price, then you should come try here! It's not clean, service is average, but you get good food and a great rate! Kapok Seafood on Urbanspoon

Kapok Seafood Restaurant

1511 Webster St Alameda, CA (510) 865-5405