September 11, 2011

Dinner @ Dumpling King

Dumpling King has been in existence since as long as I can remember. It's only a 5 minute drive from my house, yet oddly enough, I've never been here before despite my love for dumplings. Upon entering the restaurant, I'm somewhat blinded by the blast of bright white everywhere. It's certainly not a fine dining establishment, but the simplistic décor is sufficient for a comforting meal.
We started with 12 boiled leek and pork dumplings. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of boiled dumplings because soggy dumpling skin doesn't appeal to me. For that reason, I much prefer steamed dumplings. Although the dumpling was well-packed and the filling was quite tasty, I didn't enjoy the the thick dumpling skin.
Next up, pan fried pancakes with chives is another favourite to order. This one came oddly shaped. The pancake is slightly too thick for my liking, but it's filled with delicious, aromatic chives.
Instead of the usual potstickers, we opted for home style pork and cabbage dumplings which were pan fried. Again, the filling was tasty, and I preferred these over the boiled ones because the dumpling skin was not soggy. For some reason, however, I still love potstickers more, because I think potstickers have a higher filling-to-dough ratio.
Although the meal was already very carb heavy, it didn't deter me from ordering more carbs for dessert! My pick was pan fried red bean pancake, and I really enjoyed this version. The crispy pancakes were extremely thin, and as a result, the flavours of the red bean paste in the center really stood out. It was a delicious dessert to end the meal. All in all, I still prefer Dumpling Village to Dumpling King, as their dumpling skins are a lot thinner. But at least this restaurant is a lot closer to where I live.


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11 comments:

  1. Lol, I have to ask about that pancake... did it come out like that? It looks like someone already ate the middle of it!

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