Koi Garden Open in Dublin
I noticed that Koi Garden was open in Uferts Center in Dublin today. I was dinning at Old Town Singapore Cafe and didn't get a chance to eat there. Has anyone been yet? It was filled but not insane like Koi Palace.
4 of us went there last night (reservation recommended) for the $72 peking duck set menu:
-8 XLBs: decent version by a Cantonese resto; the skin didn't break when handled by the chopsticks; plenty of soup inside
-Peking Duck cooked 3 ways:
1. Duck skin with buns (not wrappers) served with scallions and hoi-sin sauce: average; I was intrigued by the buns, which are not the usual big doughy buns, but smaller ones that are formed by strands of doughs (should've taken pictures)
2. Sauteed strips of duck meat with mung bean noodles and enoki? Again, average, but the whole table lapped it up
3. Tofu and mustard green soup with the carcass: very good for cutting down on the grease after the skins and the stir-fry
-Steamed crab with chopped garlic: meaty crab; would've preferred shrimp for easier eating
-Steamed cat fish: average; I thought the flesh was a bit muddy-tasting; the rest of the table was pleased with it.
-Wedges of oranges to round out the meal
Steamed rice served in a baby-sized bowl was $2. Other than that, we all agree it was a bargain price for that much decent food. All the dishes came out of the kitchen quickly. Service was a bit disorganized; we saw more managers and supervisors than waiters. We'll have to come back here to sample more individual dishes.