Dim Sum in Cranston, RI {Restaurant Review}

After a wonderful weekend, we’re back at it for another week of work, research, studying, and of course, running. We’re preparing for a 10-miler on Friday night in Narragansett, RI so we’re making sure to get in some miles this week!

I can’t wait to tell you all about the race after Friday night. We ran it last year and couldn’t get over how fun of a race it was! Hoping for the same atmosphere this year and I’m sure it won’t disappoint!

King’s Garden

On Sunday night we stopped at a chinese restaurant for some late night dim sum. Yes, I said it! Late night dim sum! Frank had heard about this restaurant before and we’ve been talking about going for quite a while now. Since we were driving through the area and starving after a long day of travel, we were ready to try it out and dig in to some delicious chinese cuisine.

On a random side street in Cranston, Rhode Island (a small town just outside of Providence), we pulled up to a secluded, very unassuming, almost abandoned-looking restaurant called King’s Garden. Do I sound convincing to you? Well, if you were in our shoes, you’d be thinking the same thing! Though I was concerned before stepping into the restaurant, we were greeted by quite a busy place, especially considering it was a Sunday night! That’s always a great sign.

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We had a seat and ordered a couple of Tsing Tao beers to start. Frank was a happy camper.

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Then, Frank mentioned soup and I was game! I love hot and sour soup and Frank loves wonton soup so we ordered one of each! They were delicious, full of flavor and really hot!

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Following our soup appetizers, it was time for the dim sum menu. We were given a list of choices ranging from the more simple meat selections to decadent seafood to the restaurant specials. I wish I could have checked them all, and after we ordered and received our food, it seemed like I might have! (My eyes are always bigger than my stomach – but I needed to try it all!).

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Our list of delicious dishes included: pork shumai, shrimp dumplings, beef dumplings, fried pork pockets, steamed bean curd with pork, shrimp wrapped in thick noodles, beef balls, pork ribs and lo mai gai (steamed rice served in a lotus leaf). The only thing we really didn’t enjoy was the fried pork pocket and the beef balls which we basically didn’t eat. They were extra greasy and fatty.

With that said, everything else was delicious! Not only did each dish taste like the delicious dim sum we usually get back home in Mississauga, Ontario (brought back childhood memories), but the prices were great! Each dish ranged from $3 to $4 and the beers were less than $4! For the two of us with two drinks and two soups to start, our bill was less than $50 which is pretty great considering the amount of food we enjoyed.

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That’s a whole lotta food! And yes, this is not a healthy meal what-so-ever. If you’re planning on going to dim sum, be sure to save some room and eat slowly!

Alright, have a great Tuesday and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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