Lollicup, Denver, CO

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Pork dumplings at Lollicup

Pork dumplings at Lollicup

Lollicup on Colorado Blvd. in Denver, CO is a small tea house catering to a young demographic. The atmosphere is playful with a foosball machine, racks of Japanese anime books, and original paintings on the walls done by the staff. The menu is limited to boba drinks, milk teas, hot tea, coffee, and only two kinds of dumplings: red bean and pork. I had the large, round, steamed pork dumplings. The dough was soft and just the right thickness to make a slightly sweet, yeasty pillow around the filling. The filling is a balanced, juicy mix of ground pork, chopped zucchini, cabbage, green onions, and shitake mushrooms. There is just enough filling to make the dumpling hearty and satisfying. It was served with a house-made ginger soy with green onion and enough red pepper flakes to give it a little kick.

If searching for dumplings in Denver, I would not rank Lollicup among the top 3 destinations; however, I would not expect to find the very best dumpling on Colorado Blvd. The neighborhood is very gentrified and most of the cuisine is Americanized. Lollicup does make very good boba drinks, however, and the dumplings are not disappointing. 3.5 out of 5 stars

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