Peony Seafood Restaurant general manager Ming Zhu stands in a completely empty private banquet hall separate from the main hall. Peony is currently surviving on selling take out food only. Photo: Pete RososRenowned for its fresh dim sum and seafood, the eatery is also a social hub for Oakland’s Chinese community.


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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