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Koi Palace Mid-Week Report

KathySK | Dec 21, 200506:07 PM

Ended up at Koi Palace today for dim sum - we arrived later than I thought at about 1 PM and it was still jam packed - far more people I expected for the middle of the week. We were told a 20 minute wait for 3 people, but the hostesses were moving at warp speed and if you didn't get up there the second they called you they moved on! We got a seat in about 10 minutes.

I actually have to increase Koi Palace's standing in my personal rankings based on this visit, so it was a success :) The traditional standbys were good, as expected. During the week it's primarily order off a checklist menu, but they did have a few roving carts/trays.

My aunt particularly loved their chive and shrimp dumpling, and I have to agree, it was a winner. Other standouts were the taro "bee's nest" as they had it labeled and the sticky rice in lotus leaf which included generous portions of very tasty sausage.

Also, some of the roving items caught our eye with stepped up presentations. This included a beautifully plated dish of strips of peking duck with shreds of cabbage and maybe daikon? wrapped in green onion pancake (very tasty, but the pancake ended up being greasier/heavier than we would have liked) served with a side of sweet, dark sauce (oyster sauce base maybe?) and a big cappucino cup full of what I'm guessing were the orange spare ribs topped with some sort of light sour cream type topping. We weren't sure what they were, but they were really tasty!

Last time I was there I don't really remember any sort of interesting presentation or more creative dishes like they had today, so something good is going on there, as far as I'm concerned.

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