There was some chat a little while back in regards to chive dumplings at dim sum and the vegetable dumplings (chive) at Khao Sarn were suggested.
I tried them today at lunch and I'm not a fan. FWIW, I did get them to go (for a 5-10 min. ride back to JP) and so they were pretty greasy from sitting. They also were placed on top of paper doilies in the container, and the paper wouldn't really peel from the bottom of the dumplings, grrr. In the order were 3 large dumplings that remind me of soup dumplings in shape (gathered in a twist at the top) rather than the dumplings I'm familiar with at dim sum (pinched along one side). Regardless of the transport issue, I thought the flavor was just bland. Super greasy skins and not very bright flavors. I took 2 bites and threw them out. I also ordered the pad see ew (sp?) which I know, I know, isn't the big show-y Thai dish, but is a favorite noodle dish of mine. It was tasty enough, but other versions I've had were much much more flavorful and this I found to be rather bland.
I'm not sure I'd ever bother making a trip back to Khao Sarn. Maybe I just don't "get" Thai food, as I was also underwhelmed with my multiple visits to Dok Bua, and both of these restaurants are board favorites. I'm open to suggestions but it seems to me that knock your socks off Thai is tough to find in Boston.
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