Hi everyone! So, this weekend I went home to the Bay Area to spend some
time with my family, enjoy mom's cooking and eat at some yummy food
spots. I spent a lot of time fooding and snapping pictures. I only
wish the weekend hadn't been so short! So one of my stops this weekend
is one of my favorites: King Eggroll!
980 Lundy Ave
San Jose, CA. 95133
other locations can be found on their website
This is a very popular place in the San Jose area. There are four locations, I usually go to the one on Lundy. I wish there was something similar to this in San Diego, but I have yet to find anything. Each location is a small shop that serves some dim sum items, some lunch combo chinese food items, and of course: eggrolls. This is their specialty and they sell thousands everyday. The line is often out the door for this place, though it moves pretty fast, and most people in line are ordering trays full of these famous eggrolls. Their eggrolls taste great, and I have yet to meet an eggroll that tastes similar.
Most of the time, I see two types of eggrolls: Eggrolls that have thick skin and contain meat and springrolls which use a thinner skin and are full of vegetables. King Eggroll uses a thin skin, but their eggrolls are full of yummy meat and vegetables. Each bite of the eggroll is a mouthful of crunchy skin mixed with juicy, flavorful filling.
The filling is made of pork, cabbage, carrots and vermicelli. I believe this filling is sauteed with some black pepper, salt, and maybe some other sauce because it is very tasty. I've eaten eggrolls that have a similar skin, but they don't taste as good as King Eggroll because the filling doesn't taste as good.
These eggrolls are super addicting. I usually eat 3-4 at once. I don't know why no one in San Diego has tried to open up a similar shop. (Though I guess it is probably better for my health that none exist in San Diego.) The eggrolls have gone up a bit in price throughout the years, but they are still relatively cheap. One eggroll is about 75 cents. It's a great idea for potlucks, family events, parties, etc.
I've tried some of their other food items like the fried chicken and fried shrimp balls, and they are just okay. Not a reason to go specifically to King Eggroll to eat. The eggrolls are really the main draw here. Another great thing is that if you have leftover eggrolls, they still taste great later. You can pop them in the toaster oven, and make them crispy all over again! I just had some for dinner yesterday and I'm already missing them…