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Kuma Inn Redux

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Kuma Inn Redux

Simon | Aug 7, 2005 06:13 PM

Returned there on Saturday...after having a lovely and fairly flawless meal last week, i decided to give the place a second try (and i was esp. curious since i'd read a bad review here from someone who'd been there the night before me, and i wondered if i'd caught a good night, or they a bad one, or twas merely a matter of preference)...while i still liked Kuma Inn the second time, a couple of the plates were on the lame side...the seaweed salad, very good the week before, tasted too sweet to me, as if it had too much sugary rice vinegar in it...the sauteed bass w/ ginger was lovely, but for 9 dollars was much too tiny a portion...and the weakest plate by far was the shrimp shumai special: each shumai had one or two tiny shrimp in a sticky blob of dough, somewhat worse than the frozen kind...on the positive side, the chinese sausage was as tasty as before (w/ a nice lime dipping sauce) and the shanghai spring rolls were perfectly crispy and delicious (my favorite dish of that night, although they would work better w/ the lime sauce used for the sausage than w/ the sweet one provided)...service and atmosphere still cozy and fun...hope they get their act together smooth out the rough edges in the menu...

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