"K, I guess I'm a fan now...I was really sad about my Rich Ocean (fave dim sum) restaurant turning to a Beijing restaurant with no dim sum! The only place now in the area for us is Kirin!
The first visit after Rich Ocean closed left me totally unimpressed! It was also $5 more for each of us to dine here. 3 of us go for dim sum lunch once or twice a month. Rich Ocean used to be about $8 each including tip, now it's $12 - $14 each including tip. I have been here for special occasion dim sums so many times, but I have never been "WOWED"!
Yesterday though was mind blowing to me! We always let our resident Hong Kong guy do the ordering for us and he knows what we all like...so...was I that hungry or missing dim sum so much that I had one of the best dim sums of my life???
Damn, it was goooooood!!! I don't like sui mai, and even it was delicious to me! As I never even looked at the menu we just ate what our expert ordered! Big fat noodles with sesame paste & hoisin...a bunch of shrimp dishes, and what surprised me most is that the sticky rice was - for once (at Kirin) - scrumptious to me!
I hope I feel this way next visit! I'm looking forward to next visit! I'll make sure I go when I'm starving just to make sure..."