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Sep 4, 2001 05:26 PM

Houston - Galleria area Chinese?

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My wife and I love Kam's on Montrose - especially the crabmeat cream cheese rolls. Any recommendations on similar types of Chinese places that can be found near the Galleria (anywhere west of 610 and east of Beltway 8 will suffice)? Thanks.

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  1. Kam's is good, but a bit pricey. I highly recommend Chinese Cafe on Richmond, in a strip center just West of Loop 610, next to a gym.

    Great food, but with very surly walk-up service. Don't get the lunch specials served on school cafeteria trays. Go for the items pictured on the wall. If you ask them to make a dish spicy, they add fresh jalapenos, not those crappy dried red peppers.

    Good place to go on Sunday when many other good restaurants are closed. They have good-sized dinner crowd on Sundays.

    All dishes are under $10. Plus no tip.

    4 Replies
    1. re: LazyMF

      Hi LazyMF,

      Would you happen to know if Dumpling King(Westheimer @ Hillcroft, I think, in a mini strip next to the pawn shop that has a diamond sign) is still alive and well, and still has the best Tea-smoked Duck?

      1. re: HLing

        I'll check it out this week and let you know. Any other recommendations there?

        1. re: LazyMF

          It's been SO long since I've been..I don't even know if it's the same owner(a Chinese man with glasses who seem to be more an intellectual/artist than a businessman. The restaurant name being Dumpling king they used to have all sorts of dumplings including fish dumplings! I love their hot sauces, too. Mostly though I just focussed on the Tea-Smoked Duck once I tasted them. Sorry I can't remember much else...
          Maybe you want to call and make sure they still make them...?

          Hope you have a good visit!

          1. re: HLing

            I went to the Dumpling King last night. Your friend was not there. The place was run by an Asian family. The menu listed 15 types of dumplings and only one type of duck - crispy duck.

            I ordered a dumpling sampler (allegedly consisting of one of each type) and an order of orange beef to split with my wife.

            The dumplings fell into two categories: (1) mystery meat and (2) vegetable matter. The orange beef was the worst I've ever had - mostly spongy batter.

            Oh well, too bad places don't always stay the same.

    2. Ate there last night. What a wonderful experience. The orange beef is done perfectly. I can't wait to go back. The cheery waitress makes you feel good.

      1. PF Chang's, on Westheimer in Highland Village, is pretty good for an ultra-yuppie chain.