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!