Kings Land Chinese Seafood Restaurant , 2200 West Alameda Avenue, Denver, CO
Yum Yum, Dim Sum!
Today we satisfied our dim sum cravings at our favorite, Kings Land Chinese Seafood Restaurant. The other place is good too, but it doesn’t beat Kings Land, especially since they don’t have the signature green beans that we all love.
So we started out with the green beans, and followed those up with various dim sum: Har Gau (Thoy’s favorite, the tiny shrimp dumplings with the translucent wrappers), siu mai (my favorite, the little shrimp-pork-mushroom dumplings with the carrot in the middle), Potstickers (the seared pork dumplings that Marnie favors), gooey rice pancakes with shrimp in the middle snipped with scissors (we miss you Mike and always eat these in honor of you!!!), seafood dumplings with shrimp and scallops, shrimp and leek dumplings, eggplant stuffed with shrimp topped with a black bean sauce, bean curd yummies stuffed with chicken and veggies (the brown things), and these lovely little shrimp balls coated with glutinous rice, that were something new today we tried on a whim.
As usual, we ate heartily (some of us ordered rice on the side) and drank lots of tea to aid in the digestion. The two happy dim sum eaters with their chopsticks are Kathy on the left and Thoy on the right. No dessert today. We also ordered an entire fried flounder and totally demolished it! I apologize that I didn't get a picture of it before we killed it, but you can see that potentially it was very lovely. It was floating in a sweet brown sauce and topped with chopped green onions and jalapenos - Wow! There was nothing but bones left when were finished with it and I won't publish the picture I took of the skeleton - the waiter who knows us was staring suspicially at us anyway, because we have been coming there as a pack since 2003 and this is the first time we've pulled out a camera and started snapping photos. Anyway, I highly recommend this local favorite which came dangerously close to being a victim of WalMart sprawl - all these successful businesses started and run by immigrants were going to be razed for a Super WalMart before the neighbors and customers went ricky-tick.
Overall Rating - 4 Sumos