There are several Anthony Bourdain’s that I have purchased from iTunes. Now with Netflix, I don’t have to do that, but for a time the episodes where he goes to Japan, China, Vietnam and Korea were watched on a regular basis.
In one particular episode, I believe Singapore, he goes to a the “best” dumpling house int he city. Man o man, my mouth is already watering.
Now I am not Chinese, nor anywhere close to Asian, but I feel a real connection to good time-honored recipes because like Bourdain always mentions, “it connects us all”. And so it came to pass that I thought of this one item…the dumpling and the fact that I have never heard of its existence in Fort Worth, much less DFW. The search began.
We tried to find a place up just north for Fort Worth, but we couldn’t find it. We had bbq instead.(no complaints there, but we wanted dumplings)
We finally found a place called Royal China and agreed that it would make a nice meal to ring in the New Year. It did not disappoint. They pulled noodles and made dumplings all in front of us. Fan-freakin-tastic! The beef shank soup, dumplings were great, but if you have to get one item on the menu. Get the Pork Belly Gwa-Bao. Oh my heavens, please get this. If you are a fan of succulent, tender and fatty (i.e., not good for you) Pork, then get this. Even if only for the New Year, get this. It was amazing! Sweet, savory and
C’s rating of Royal China: 8.5/10
K’s rating of Royal China: 8.5/10 mangoes