I am so happy to announce with this blog post that for the next four months I will an Ambassador for Mission Farms in Leawood Kansas! It is going to be such a wonderful adventure to be working with each of the businesses located in Mission Farms. I have chosen to commence this fantastic journey with, Blue Koi Noodles & Dumplings! This locally owned dumpling haven was a total treat for me since I had never been. I know, how have I not been here before? Believe me, I have asked myself the same question. Any who, as soon as I pulled up I noticed the beautiful and meticulous window front garden. It definitely set the tone for lunch. As I stepped through the beautiful bright blue colored door I was greeted with a warm smile from the hostess and seated at a booth with a picture of a smiling Buddha! How perfect is that? As I glanced through the menu my server came over with the biggest smile (HI Elle)! Since this was my first time to Blue Koi I asked her for some recommendations and let me tell you, she did not disappoint. For starters I ordered two appetizers…
Pictured above: Basil Chicken in Lettuce Wrap– minced chicken, Shitake mushroom, crushed peanut sautéed with basil and wrapped in crisp lettuce and added some Sriracha sauce.
Pictured above: Dumplings a la Carte– Northern Chinese pan-fried pork dumplings in some spicy awesome sauce.
I will add that each of the the starters at Blue Koi are more than enough for two people. You could easily just eat the appetizers in lieu of main courses. I love it when restaurants do not skimp on portions. Well I am pretty sure my waistline would have issues with the portions! By the way, their menu is quite extensive so I surrendered my lunch choices to the lovely Elle who picked two of their most popular entrees for me…
Pictured above: Chinese Style Pot Roast with noodle– Pot roast is roasted and bathed in their marinade for hours.
Pictured above: Ants On A Tree– Sautéed minced pork or vegan-mix with bean noodle garnished with scallion and cilantro.
Needless to say I had a a lot of yumminess to take home and maybe share with my partner. This restaurant is most definitely worth trying-again and again. The food is yummy the customer service is top-notch and the physical space is attractive with it’s blue and brown hues. As I was paying my bill and collecting my belongings I realized I forgot to order one of their signature bubble teas. Well, that just means I will have to come back sooner than later to try other entrees with a bubble tea!
Blue Koi Leawood
10581 Mission Road
Leawood, KS 66206
Blue Koi Midtown
1803 W. 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111