What You'll Get
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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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 19, 2010. Amount paid never expires. 1 per table. May purchase multiple as gifts. Tax and gratuity not included. Dinner only. Not valid on holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.