A Cantonese Thanksgiving

Karisma Leung '22 celebrates Thanksgiving with her extended family of eight with a night of Dim Sum at King's Land Chinese and Seafood restaurant.

by Lily Hansen, Reporter

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Karisma poses in front of Kings Land, September 11.

Leung and her family go to King’s Land Chinese Seafood Restaurant for Asian cuisine and dancing dragons. On holidays and most Sundays, King’s Land has dancers that come in for tips and dress up in a Chinese dragon train costume.

[We have Dim Sum on Thanksgiving] to stay in tact with our culture, my father’s family comes from the Canton province where Dim Sum originated from. My favorite part of eating Dim Sum with my family is to bond with them and express our culture,”

— Karisma Leung '22

King’s Land Chinese Seafood Restaurant has a rating of 3.5/5 on Yelp. Most of the complaints that weigh down the rating regard the long wait time (due to popularity). Despite this, “the service is fast and [the food] gets cooked and served within 15 minutes,” Yelp user Scott C. said.

How King’s Land Compares: Star Kitchen Seafood and Dim Sum has a rating of 4/5 on Yelp and has the same wait time as Kings Land… however there are no dragons. The Empress Seafood Restaurant has a rating of 3.5/5 on Yelp, but some Yelp users complain that it looks like a wedding theme. P.F. Changs has a rating of 3/5 on Yelp but it is an Asian Fusion, (multiple types of Asian cultures: Chinese, Japanese, Thai, etc.) so it’s not entirely representative of the Dim Sum culture.