Monday, May 05, 2008

Dim sum yum

Sunday morning found my friend Beeb and me at Kings Land restaurant in Alameda Square (yes, that's in Denver, not California) for dim sum.

You hardly have time to collect your thoughts before a bevy of carts parades past the table. Yes, yes, no, yes, what is it? OK, yes, no, definitely no, yes. Really, you should try to pace yourself on these things.

We were loaded up within about 30 seconds with pork shumai, shrimp in spinach dumpling wrappers, butterflied shrimp with garlic, chicken and peanut dumplings, steamed gai lan, pork jiaozi and stuffed mushrooms.

Emphasis on stuffed. We also got some little egg custard tarts and sesame balls for dessert, all washed down with hot tea. Total cost: $30. (If you have three or four people it's even better, since most dishes have three or four pieces.)

We finished everything but the gai lan (it was a big serving). I brought that home and put it into some udon soup today with tomatoes and egg. Yum-yum. Dim sum yum!

12 comments:

  1. That sounds like an exciting dim sum place in Hong Kong. I love dim sum! Yum!

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  2. So many choices and each more intriguing than the next!

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  3. oh the perfect sunday morning stuffing!

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  4. Wow! That's two bloggers writing about Kings Land and throw in my Chinese friend's recommendation for this place - I have to make it there soon! Looks yummy!

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  5. stuffed, Yes! for many hours!...then the iced coffee, oh my.

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  6. Make that three bloggers writing about King's Land. Turns out that Kittlong (here) and a [arty of chowhound.com regulars were there at the same time. I blogged our feast at http://culinary-colorado.blogspot.com and Tatmagouche blogged it at http://denveater.typepad.com/.

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  7. It's so funny we were there at the same time, Claire! I'm sorry I didn't know you guys were meeting up or we might've joined you. I don't look at the Chowhound boards very often; too hard to keep up with all the posts, especially since it's all mixed in with other cities.

    Manisha and risa, do try it. Yummy and cheap!

    Beeb, I neglected to give you credit for the expert chopsticks-wielding in the photo. ;-)

    Blue, zoomie and pinknest, you should see if you have dim sum places near you!

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  9. Re chowhound.com, the Denver, Boulder and other Colorado posts are usually clear from the subject lines. If there's no geographical mention in the subject lines, it's usually Phoenix, perhaps Las Vegas and occasionally New Mexico. I just scroll past the non-Colorado posts. In truth, for those who like to read about the local food scene, there isn't that much left, so it's no more time consuming than clicking on a few favorite blogs. Check in every now and then, and post occasionally too. The more Coloradans, the merrier -- and the more Denver/Boulder posts there will then be. AND you'll know when we're gathering next.

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  10. Man, we missed out on the chicken-&-peanut dumplings (not that I'm complaining too loudly)...Kitt, do you recall their Chinese name?

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  11. I didn't catch the name, sorry. But I didn't think they were very good. They sounded appealing but the execution was lacking.

    I'll try to keep up with Chowhound more!

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