DISH OF THE WEEK: Monster Soup Dumpling at China Kitchen
By Allison Gordon
If you are into super-sized food, the Monster Soup Dumpling at China Kitchen is calling your name.
Equivalent in size to six regular dumplings, this one takes up the whole bowl, so much so that it hides the savory broth underneath that you'll have fun slurping with the accompanying straw.
Inside the mega dumpling are pork, shrimp and shiitake mushrooms. The components are segmented in the wrapper, so each bite is as unique as it is delightful. Of these fillers, the pork is the star; you’ll find yourself hunting for more of that meaty goodness in the giant shell.
The wrapper - toothsome instead of mushy - should not be ignored. After eating the innards, shred the wrapper remains and dip them in China Kitchen’s soy ginger dipping sauce. Now that's souped-up eating.
China Kitchen, 5385 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, 678-860-2777, chinakitchenchamblee.com/