I love deep-fried foods (duh). Onion rings, jalapeno poppers, cheese balls, pickles, tortilla chips, chimichangas…..it just goes on. Unfortunately, most of the fried appetizers we all get are from the same handful of vendors, frozen and piled into bags before wide distribution. And worse, they are often served up to us after a hot bath in less-than-fresh oil, giving it all a heaviness of…well…fried, overused oil.
So when Kowloon Chinese Restaurant, rather than buy bags of pre-made, frozen egg rolls and crab rangoon, serves them up fresh, it’s worth mentioning.
The egg roll, filled with pork and veggies had some nice ginger and black pepper and was a delicious fried app. You could tell the oil was fresh. And that the wrapper had not soaked up a bunch of oil as can happen. It was as “light” as a fried pork dish can get. Wonderful.
Same can be said for the rangoon (above). I noted them as “solid, crispy, crabby” on my phone, and they were just as good the next day after a spell in the toaster oven.
Give these a shot.