Saturday night, we went with a group of friends to Blue Koi. Blue Koi is a nice little place on Kansas City's famous 39th Street, a street that features a great mix of food places and even greater mix of people. Blue Koi is one of my favorite places to eat in Kansas City and we just don't get there often enough. It is owned by the same family that own Genghis Khan Mongolian Barbecue, another great place to eat in Kansas City.
There were six of us in our group and they easily accommodated us. We had great service, great food and even better company. We drank wine, had four appetizers and each had our own entree and the bill total was $141.00 with tax. That's not bad when you consider the amount of food we each had.
We started with an order each of chicken dumplings and vegetarian dumplings. We opted for the fried version and each plate had 8 dumplings. They were very tasty and served with a nice dipping sauce. Those were followed by basil chicken lettuce wraps and vegetarian lettuce wraps. Again both were very good and I would be hard pressed to come up with a favorite.
For dinner I ordered the chicken pot roast soup. This is one of my favorite all time things to order and they also have this on their Genghis Khan menu. The soup has lots of large flavorful pieces of pot roast in a perfectly spiced beef broth with lots of big fat noodles. It doesn't get much better than this dish. Unless you order the almond chicken asparagus dish that is their special feature for the summer. Dan and Traci ordered this and it was incredible. It had lots of chicken, grilled asparagus, sun dried tomatoes and almond rice. Lisa and Stacy ordered the ants on a tree, which is another one of my favorite dishes. Kristen ordered the firebird tofu. I tasted some of the shitakes from this dish and really enjoyed it.
This is a great location to enjoy the company of others, while treated to great, well-priced food, good service and some of the best people watching in Kansas City. They are located at 1803 W. 39th St. KCMO 64111 phone 816-561-5003 www.bluekoikc.com.