Had a great dinner last night at Sam's Kid, the new Asian tapas restaurant in Fell's Point. First, let me share just a few negatives to get them out of the way:
1) service: I had seen some reviews before we went about the service being rude. We did not experience that at all. However, the food took an extremely long time to come out. My husband and I love to dine, but the wait was too long and seemed odd because I think we were the only table waiting for an order.
2) wine: for wine lovers like myself, you may be frustrated like I was that you can only order wine by the glass, not the bottle.
3) table spacing: the tables for 2 up front are extremely close to one another. We could hear our neighbor's entire convervation, which makes intimacy difficult.
4) music: the music played throughout our meal was such a varied selection (from upbeat pop to more techno-y instrumental) It didn't bother me as much as it did my husband, but seemed out of place for the Asian tapas theme.
With those grips out of the way, I do want to rave about the delicious food. My husband and I shared several dishes:
The noodle soup with chicken and shrimp: This was a highlight for both of us. This warm soup with delicious noodles, high quality jumbo shrimp, tender chicken, and incredibly fresh tasting vegetables hit the spot on a chilly night. It was huge-- definitely great for sharing!
The greeen beans: The green beans were also wonderful. Fresh green beans cooked in a very spicy black bean sauce. We actually ended up getting a side of jasmine rice to eat with it to help mellow out the heat.
The mixed skewers: Chicken, shrimp, and tofu skewers served with a peanut dipping sauce. The shrimp were my favorite-- they were huge and cooked perfectly.
Wasabi shumai: These shrimp dumplings were also delicious and had a nice kick of spice.
We also shared 2 rolls-- salmon and avocado and spicy tuna. Both were made with top of the line fish and were wonderful.
I also should note that for the quanity and quality of food, the prices are phenomenal. I think everything we ordered was less than $10 each, and the portions were huge.
We will definitely be back on another winter night to share a noodle soup and perhaps try some more dishes. Hopefully at some point they will begin offering bottles of wine too!
I was especially shocked at how cheap the meal was, considering the high quality of the fod.
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