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any decent chinese dim sum in denver??

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MarkG Mar 24, 2012 02:48 PM

hope to find places that prepare from scratch rather than warming up pre made, frozen.

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    caviar_and_chitlins RE: MarkG Mar 24, 2012 02:53 PM

    Star Kitchen on Federal at Mississippi is hand's down the best. Website: www.starkitchendenver.com/

    Best soup dumplings and potstickers (but not a full dim sum menu) is Lao Wang Noodle House.

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      monopod RE: MarkG Mar 26, 2012 08:48 AM

      Lots of good dim sum here. Star Kitchen is probably generally regarded as the best, but Empress Seafood and King's Land (also on South Federal) are also good, and New Port (in Broomfield) is also solid. All made fresh daily, I believe.

      I've heard that Lee Yuan in Boulder also has a somewhat unique Taiwanese dim sum menu (only on weekend mornings). Never been myself, but I'm curious to try it.

      Lao Wang is awesome, but I personally wouldn't call them "dim sum" since they don't do carts and really only do a few dumplings and noodles. But the dumplings and noodles are some of the best anywhere, so definitely worth a visit as long as you're not expecting dim sum specifically.

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        ClaireWalter RE: monopod Apr 7, 2012 04:26 PM

        New Port hasn't been New Port for quite some time. It is now a Szechuan restaurant that nevertheless claims to offer dim sum. I haven't been there since it changed.

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          monopod RE: ClaireWalter Apr 9, 2012 07:34 AM

          Good to know. I thought it had just undergone another name change, didn't realize that it was a whole new place. Will have to try it out!

      2. aledm RE: MarkG Apr 6, 2012 09:22 AM

        We also think that Star Kitchen (2917 W. Mississippi Ave., Denver, tel. 303-936-0089) is very good, has roving carts and has a nice buzz to it during dim sum time.

        1. cookinitup RE: MarkG Apr 15, 2012 09:31 PM

          would have to agree with the star kitchen recommendations. empress would be my number two.

          cookinitup, formerly known as cookmyassoff

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