Five spice marinated beef. Slices of gelatinous beef served cold on a bed of mixed greens. A nice snack to start off the meal.
Grilled lamb skewers. Gotta love the very basic menu descriptions at Chinese restaurants. Tender lamb with a surprising kick from the spices. First time having a skewered dish like this at a Chinese restaurant and was pleasantly surprised.
|Soup Dumplings (Xiao Long Bao) at Kingdom of Dumpling - #12 on 2012 7x7 SF's Top 100 Eats|
Soup dumplings, Shanghai soup dumplings, xiao long bao, or XLB, whatever you call them, is the thing to order here. There are a handful of XLB restaurants in this area with the two most popular being Kingdom of Dumpling and Shanghai Dumplings (see my post HERE). I found the xlb here to be lukewarm with minimal soup in the dumpling. Big disappointment. The xlb at Shanghai Dumplings are much better.
Thick skinned steamed lamb dumplings that were a little bland. Totally unmemorable.
Beef tendon noodle soup. Chewy pieces of tendon swimming in a rather bland beef broth.
Shanghai pan fried dumplings. Like squishy balls of dough.
Address: Kingdom of Dumpling
1713 Taraval St.
San Francisco, CA
Popular chomps: Xiao Long Bao
Chomp worthy: grilled lamb skewers