Kingdom Of Dumpling
1713 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116
Phone: (415) 665-6617
Bike Parking: Yes
Cuisines: Asian, Family Style, Chinese
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
02/22/2010Provided by Citysearch -
As soon as I opened the door, I was cheerfully greeted by the owner.
""Xiao Mei Mei Huan Yíng Huan Yíng!"" (A very literal translation - little missy, welcome welcome.) The language was familiar yet foreign. I suddenly remembered it was actually Chinese New Year's Eve. What could be better than a festive Chinese dinner?
I took a quick glance. There were only 6 table. A very tiny hole in the wall restaurant with an unassuming storefront indeed. I joined my friends at one of the three larger long tables. The menu was very simple. There were all kinds of dumplings and a couple cold dishes and appetizers.
Our dinner menu for 6 -
Grilled Lamb Skewers
Green Chive Pancakes
Cold Wide Bean Noodles
Shanghai Style Soup Dumplings (XLB)
Pork Dumpling with Napa
Pork Dumpling with Chinese Spinach
Shrimp Dumpling with Chive
Lamb skewers were great. It was golden brown on the outside and tender and juicy inside. The fillings for pork and shrimp dumplings were all quite tasty. They were not as delicate as I would like though. (The skin were thick) The Shanghai Soup Dumplings (XLB) were disappointing. They were overcooked and the soup already leaked out. A big no-no for XLB =(
I enjoyed my CNYE dinner. It was a very satisfying meal for the price.