The average human has 10,000 taste buds, but eating the same meal every day only acknowledges one. Reach a multitude of taste receptors with today’s Groupon: $15 gets you $35 worth of authentic Chinese dinner fare at Kirin Court
Kirin offers delicious standard Chinese fare, including noodle dishes (from $8.95), veggie dishes (from $8.95), innovative beef platters (from $9.95), seafood selections, and chicken, duck, and squad entrees (from $10.95). Try the salty and spicy diced fried tofu (bite-sized bean curd browned in a kicky sauce, $8.95), or the beef with vegetables over flat noodles ($9.95).
If you’re feeling experimental, Kirin Court also serves dishes a step beyond the traditional take-out order. Get a group of people together and try portioned-to-share entrees from the Shark’s Fin and Dried Seafood menu. Call in advance to sample the Chinese delicacy Buddha Jumps Over the Wall Doubled Boiled Soup (market price), a nutrient-packed super brew so delicious it’s rumored to have lured herbivorous monks to the other side of the 20-foot-high wall that was built in 1978 out of Styrofoam cups to divide monks from the rest of the world.
Dynastical décor (gilded upholstered high-backed chairs, sparkling chandeliers) lends a regal feel to the space. Grab a group of friends and spend an evening sampling empirical eats.
- The place remains Dallas' go-to spot for dim sum, which they serve until 3 p.m. – City of Ate
- I've eaten at some of the best dim sum restaurants in San Francisco, Los Angeles & San Diego. I moved to Fort Worth and was skeptical that Kirin Court could compete, but they exceeded my expectations. – Barbara, Urbanspoon
- we go there at least twice a month! The food is wonderful and the Service is always god [sic] too. – GOODFOOD46, Citysearch
Broken Vows, Broken Hearts
Kirin Court serves a variety of shark fin soup so delicious that it’s said to have inspired a vegetarian monk to break his vows. As this goes to show, not all monks have the self-discipline to keep their vows. Here are other monks who broke their self-imposed vows:
Peter Abellard, Vow of Silence: Was banished from his order when he shouted, “Don’t go in there!” during a screening of classic horror film Halloween.
Ilya Petrov, Vow of Chastity: Says Petrov, “I broke my vow of chastity but I kept my vow of being the frickin’ man! Woo! Give it up for P-Dog!”
Anastasios Pappas, Vow of Poverty: The other monks suspected Pappas might have entered and won the lottery when he began taking a helicopter from the kitchen to the library.
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