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Trade Lunchtime Boredom for Dim Sum at Star Kitchen

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Week in, week out, I get tired of eating sandwiches and salads for lunch. So when boredom hits, I head to Star Kitchen for a taste bud reawakening.

This lauded Chinese restaurant in southwest Denver serves dim sum all day, every day—and the carts piled with eats never stop coming.

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Play it safe with the savory, pork-stuffed siu mai (open-faced dumplings), lollipop-like fried shrimp ball on a sugarcane skewer, and sweet, baked barbecue pork buns. Or, get a little more adventurous and try the beef tripe with turnip, congee (rice porridge) with seafood, or the spicy tendon.

Either way, with more than 65 dim sum options, I never leave hungry—and I always leave inspired.

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2917 W. Mississippi Ave., 303-936-0089

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