I was just talking to a rancher that I get my grass fed beef from and he never heard of beef tendon before. I was most excited to have found spicy beef tendon on the menu, even more when it appeared before my eyes. Although the sign outside still only says "Quickly" in English, you're at the right place! I think the fresh noodles was the difference maker. Reasonably priced and much better then getting frozen dumplings from the grocery store. 3-3.5 stars since some of the dishes we had were better than others. Umami was its profile. Next up, our taste buds travelled to Shenghai for some soup dumplings. Hidden far away in Park Side, without the sign and the line of people waiting in the from, it could easily been mistaken for some sort of elevated basement. Like most chinese family style restaurants, they have a wide variety of dishes so its really hard to say which ones really stood out. -----Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao38-12 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354. by Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy | When the usual pie lineup feels boring and uninspired for your dessert repertoire, you've got to make... by Jordana Cohen | Thanksgiving is prime time for pies, but it's hard to choose—and not just between pumpkin and pecan... by Kristin Donnelly | The best way to cook a stress-free dinner is to think ahead, which is why we've created this comprehensive... by Amanda Balagur | Thanksgiving for one (or two) can be just as festive as any big to-do. Day. 3 stars out of 5.- Pork and Napa Cabbage Dumplings (#18, 12 in an order): dumpling skins were at the right thickness. In Japanese cuisine, beef tendon (gyū-suji) is a common ingredient in oden. What are you baking these days? Special thanks to, The secret to a gorgeous evenly cooked turkey is trussing. (your chinese speaking diner will know what to get here, but if you come without one, try asking the server what she recommends. If you want to give this place a try, just stay away from the Chao Ma Mian and you will be fine. The filling was seasoned very well. The broth was on the greasier side, but tasty nonetheless. 1713 Taraval Street | San Francisco, CA 94116 | 415.566.6143, Tags: beef tendon, cabbage, chinese, chinese restaurant, dumplings, pork, restaurant, san francisco, shandong, soup dumplings, spicy, spicy beef tendon. This place is an amazingly authentic restaurant – if you go at 10am on the weekends, you’ll be the first ones; it doesn’t get much fresher than that! A lot of times farmers or slaughter house don’t go and pull the tendon off, it is extra work and time. Despite being tightly packed into the square room, the patrons waited patiently to be served, as the late afternoon shined through the front windows. The tendons see-through when picked up. The soup dumpling, despite its thicker skin, felt delicate and gentle. I’m lucky to have access to beef tendons from the local Asian markets. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Though it seems that Kingdom of Dumplings just used the same hand-knead dough. #gallery-1140-4 { It’s not a figurative speech when they called Kingdom of Dumplings a hole-in-the-wall joint. Thousands of new, high-quality pictures added every day. It was hard to flag someone down, but they were pretty efficient and did as well as 2 people can do. It used to be a quickly, then became a quickly/dumpling place, and now i'm not even sure if they still serve quickly here. Personally I'd like just a little bit more salt in it. However, they were very skimpy with the beef, hoisin sauce, and green onions. ( Log Out /  It provided a whole different experience next to the spicy tendon and the boiled dumplings – which were felt like a hugely satisfying, working man’s meal. It is flavored in a szechuan hot pepper oil/pepprcorn sauce and I have to say, it's quite addicting. Epic failure! It was decent, but not the best I've had. ( Log Out /  Also, they have frozen dumplings that you could order. The problem with a butcher at a grocery store is they aren’t processing whole animals, all comes in prepackage (Booooooo). 4 stars out of 5.- Chao Ma Mian: the hand-pulled noodles were chewy, but everything else in this dish failed big time. Not saying they are lazy, but the tendon is a excellent addition to stock bones and typically added to that with all the knuckles. It would be nice if they cut them into shorter strips. I would say, you can't go wrong with the dumplings here, and if your here make sure to check out some other non dumpling dishes as well. I loved the hand pulled noodles though- thin but with a nice chewiness.