Thursday, March 6, 2008

My Favorite Place for Dim Sum

Whenever I visit the King Crab Chinese restaurant in Milpitas, I am met with warm smiles and enthusiastic greetings. I've been coming to this place for years. I know most of the staff, and the service I receive makes me feel like an old friend. No wonder this is one of my favorite destinations for brunch during weekends.

Of course it takes more than just great service to make a good restaurant. The food has to be good too. In this department, King Crab certainly delivers. Some of the Dim Sum delights I enjoyed during a recent visit:

Pork buns - the meat inside is tender and sweet:

Sharkfin dumplings with succulent chunks of pork and shrimp inside:

Vegetable and shrimp dumplings:

Beef balls:

For me, no Dim Sum meal is complete without Chinese broccoli - also known as kai lan. I just love the crunchy texture of this vegetable (when it's cooked right). King Crab's kai lan is crunchy indeed:

After the meal, I chat a little bit with the staff. As an example of how friendly they are, when they noticed my curiosity about these strange creatures:

They enthusiastically explained to me that these animals (which look to me like something out of a sci-fi movie) go by the name geoduck, and that they are good for Japanese-style sashimi, can be combined with tofu to make soup, and can also be served steamed. Hmm...maybe I'll try it next time ;-)

King Crab Restaurant
269 Calaveras Blvd
Milpitas CA 95035

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