ABC Seafood Restaurant – Milpitas, CA

First time I went to ABC for dim sum was over a year ago, so when we were looking for a place to eat before heading to SFO – this seems like a good choice. Located in a shopping plaza in Milpitas, it would have been easy to miss but look for this sign on the 2nd floor of the plaza on Barber Lane.

The restaurant was pretty busy at about 11 am but we still managed to get a table right away. When we left past noon there was about a 20 minute wait for tables.

They have picture menus before 11 am when the carts are being prepared but after that everything is just pushed around in carts~ Do request for the picture menu if needed.

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We ordered:

Deep Fried Wonton (L) $4

The wontons were filled with shrimp, peas, corn and green onions, which was quite strange but seasoned well. The wonton skins were crispy and quite good with the sweet mayo.

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Deep Fried Pearl Meat Dumpling (S) $2.80

The dumplings were crispy on the outside with soft chewy centre. The dough is slightly sweet with salty minced pork filling. It was pretty good.

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Jellyfish & Seaweed Salad $6.50

The jellyfish was seasoned well and tossed in sesame oil. It was spongy with a little crunch like how good jellyfish should be. The seaweed was earthy and slightly sweet & salty. Tossed with sesame seeds that gave it a little nuttiness.

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2 orders of Pork & Shrimp dumpling (Siu Mai) (M) $3.50 each

Siu Mai is one of my must orders. I was a tad disappointed with this because it was a little dry. There was a good mix of shrimp, pork and mushrooms and was seasoned well.

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Steamed Pork Ribs in Black Bean Sauce (M) $3.50

Ribs were fatty and tender. The sauce was mostly peppery and garlicky with very little black bean. I was not crazy about it but my dining partners really like the black pepper ribs (not quite black bean spareribbs)

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Shrimp Rice Roll (L) $4

This dish was cheap! $4 for 3 rice rolls filled with large shrimps. The rice roll was delicate with juicy crunchy shrimp in the centre. The sauce was light, sweet and salty. I didn’t care for the sad looking Yu Choy.

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Shrimp Dumpling (L) $4

The shrimp filling was a mix of shrimp chunks and shrimp paste. It was salty and peppery with a thick chewy skin. It is just average.

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Crispy Egg Tart (M) $3.50

I really enjoyed these. The pastry was buttery and flaky – with nice smooth eggy sweet custard.  A little too much pastry and not enough custard but still delicious!!

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I saw this cart from afar and had to walk over to see what they were offering. The beer keg holds the mango sago dessert and the wooden tub is Tofu Pudding.

Mango Sago (M) $3.50

Everyone was pleasantly surprised by this dessert. It was creamy and so rich. Packful of fresh mango flavour, mango chunks and sago. *loves*

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Total Damage: $55 (including tax & tip)

Personal Rating: 3.5 out of 5 (Pretty darn good)

The egg tarts and mango dessert is enough to bring me back. The prices here are just right, not expensive like Koi Palace but not cheap like those Dim Sum take out joints. Value for money is quite spot on.

Service is pretty good. The carts don’t make their way around as often as I liked because there is only a few carts for a pretty big restaurant. As long as we arrive before 11.30 am, there is usually no wait for a table. But like our past experiences, there is a line out the door by the time 12.30 pm rolls around.

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ABC Seafood Restaurant

768 Barber Ln
Milpitas, CA 95035

(408) 435 8888

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