I was in New York last week, which both satisfies and intensifies my craving for good Chinese food. Last Saturday morning, my MileHighOnThe Cheap.com partner, Laura, and I gave a presentation at Whole Foods Market at Belmar, which is along South Wadsworth just a block from Alameda. My husband came along for tech support in case the projector got squirrelly, but Laura had it well under control by the time he and I arrived. Alameda anywhere west of I-25, in my mind, means dim sum — and my husband and my friend both indulged me. Good thing, because I since learned that New Port (né Heaven Star) in Broomfield has closed. We had started going there because it’s much closer to Boulder.
Now we’re back to the two great dim sum specialty restaurants, Super Star Asian and King’s Land Chinese Seafood (no website) that sit across the parking lot from each other. It’s always a coin toss as to which one we will visit. This time, King’s Land won uour patronage. I have to note that for a while, the entire shopping center was threatened with demolition, to be replaced by a Home Depot. Perhaps it was the recession that saved it, but I was glad it was still there. A big box Lowe’s oxymoronically has been built on the south end of the parking lot, but many remaing stores still (or again) hold Asian businesses.
King’s Land was surprisingly uncrowded — no lines, lots of empty tables, quieter than the usual happy chatter. The food carts still patrolled the dining room, and everything we had was good, but this meal lacked the variety that we’ve been offered when the restaurant is busier. The vast majority of items we were offered were either shrimp something or pork something, and many were fried. Since there were just three of us, we didn’t overorder anything. Our selections:
Price check: The dishes above came to under $30, including hot tea.
In other news from around the quad — the quad being the parking lot between King’s Land and Super Star — Lori Midson reported on Westword‘s Cafe Society that Super Star Asian is expanding from 117 to 215 seats and adding a fish tank of edibles. No indication of when this is planned.