Chopstick masters are capable of amazing acts of dexterity, such as juggling rice and tuck-pointing a sandcastle one grain at a time. Boost your mitt fitness with this Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Chinese dinner fare at King of Dumplings, located inside Quickly in Newark.
Chefs at King of Dumplings flex fingers to craft a menu of savory bites, including dim sum, signature dumplings, and hand-pulled noodles. Small plates such as seaweed salad ($4.95) or popcorn octopus ($5.95) bury hunger beneath a taste of the ocean like a scuba diver in a salt-mine collapse. Twelve vegetarian or pork-stuffed dumplings ($6.95) burst with fillings such as pork, lamb, or shrimp, and photosynthesizing provender including napa cabbage, green chives, or chinese spinach. Dim sum plates feature two sesame pancakes with marinated beef ($5.95), ideal for sharing or tying together with a scallion to make edible earmuffs.
As patrons look on, cooks pull Chinese-style noodles by hand from behind a glass partition, weaving the noodles into dishes such as chicken chow mein ($6.95). Flat-screen TVs mounted on bright-blue accent walls entertain guests, whereas bamboo plants spruce up corners with barber-shop-quartet renditions of Top 40 songs.
King of Dumplings
Nestled inside Quickly's in Newark, King of Dumplings showcases sleek decor to parallel a host of authentic Chinese dishes. Blue and gold lights hang from the ceiling by cords almost as thin as the restaurant's hand-pulled chinese noodles. Starters encompass unique ingredients such as crispy lotus roots, as well as popcorn octopus, pork elbow, and 12 types of dumplings. Patrons can also enjoy a host of shrimp, beef, and pork dishes in the glow of the King's flat-screen TVs or order dim-sum pancakes and buns to be delivered to their home or kiddie pool.