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Gourmet Kingdom in Carrboro

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Has anyone recently been to Gourmet Kingdom in Carrboro. I thought I saw something about the Chef quitting and the food going down, but I wanted confirmation..

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Gourmet Kingdom
301 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510

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  1. How recently was that? I was there about a month ago and was distinctly underwhelmed.

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    1. re: rockycat

      Yeah.. maybe about a month or so ago. I think it was posted on this board but I couldn't find it. Unless it was in the middle of a thread. That is a real shame to hear, but it may have been an off night. Thank you for the feedback.

    2. I was there the other weekend with my daughter. We both got noodle soups, which were both as good as always, and the steamed buns were better than the last time I got them. I haven't really had a chance to sample the broader menu.

      The restaurant was still busy serving a mostly Chinese crowd, fwiw.

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      1. re: Remsleep

        oops meant to reply here, I've posted on another thread about GK was there Thursday, amazing food. 98% Chinese crowd when I was there. The biggest juiciest pork dumplings ever.

        1. re: Rory

          Really glad to hear these two reports. I was going to suggest that maybe we need to do another trip there to check it out ... maybe still (in not necessary) a good idea?

          1. re: LulusMom

            please! i actually haven't been since little tyrant arrived. i'd love to meet up for a weekend lunch/early dinner (yes, sleep training highly restricts a social calendar!)

            1. re: cervisiam

              Oh cervisiam, I feel your pain - been there, done that. We're very good with early dinners (usual dining time in Lulu-land is about 5:30-6) and we do lunch around noon. How is the little one? He/She must be about, what, 5 months now?

              1. re: cervisiam

                I've been meaning to say congratulations and ask you about your new addition in an email. I can't believe it has been that long!

        2. We ate there about three weeks ago and it was as good as ever. If anything, the portion of the Chengdu wantons with chili sauce seemed bigger--and just as good.