Kirin Court [Dallas]
Last Saturday we were in the mood for something different for lunch. After a bit of research, Sean found this dim sum place called Kirin Court on 221 W. Polk St Suite #200, Richardson TX. Off we went, looking forward to a nice lunch.
Kirin Court is located on the second floor of a small strip mall, where most of the businesses are Asian.
The décor is typical of Chinese restaurants everywhere: dragons, framed Chinese tunics, lanterns and silk prints.
There were about a dozen waitresses in red polo shirts pushing food carts around the tables: soup, seafood, dessert, pot stickers and a variety of dumplings.
We ordered a few different kinds of dumplings: chicken; pork; pork, chicken and mushrooms; steamed barbecue pork buns; the same kind of bun but baked instead of steamed; shrimp. On a few occasions it was difficult to understand what the filling was because the waitress’ English wasn’t very clear but we always got the main ingredient, so it was all good.
Except for the time Sean ordered chicken and sweet corn soup. The lady said she didn’t have any and proceeded to call a fellow waitress. The second waitress offered us some chicken something or other and we said yes, thinking it was the soup Sean wanted. We got chicken feet instead.
Sean was brave enough to eat a foot. He said there wasn’t enough meat. I’m not that brave, I just watched and took photos.
I tried their sugar cane juice, which I knew it was going to be sweet but it exceeded all my expectations. I couldn’t drink it without watering it down.
Some dumplings were better than others. Luckily, none was inedible. The spring rolls were the best I’ve had in North America so far (that’s including the U.S and Canada).
I felt like something sweet so I had coconut and black bean jelly. They tasted stale, as if they’d been left uncovered in the fridge for a while. They looked pretty, though.