A set of nearly identical green dumplings from the same table, filled with sticky rice, each sported a red dot; the dumpling shown here in biteaway view was unmarked. Both types of dumplings may belong to a broad category of Hakka snacks called aiban.
Unless you speak Cantonese, you may do better with the menu's English name, steam rice rolls ($6.50). These were stir-fried with vegetables, mushrooms, and soy sauce; a tempting-sounding alternative is topped with beef stew.
This tangle of spinach (lunch special, $5.75) was stir-fried with fermented bean curd, which adds a slight funkiness to complement the ginger and garlic. Water spinach often receives the same treatment from Vietnamese as well as Chinese cooks.