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Best Place in China Town?

blandina Sep 10, 2001 10:43 AM

My friend from SF is visiting and I want to bring her to someplace with really knock-out Chinese food. The (very) few places I've been in China town really didn't impress me that much. . . bland, boring and run of the mill. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Chinatowner Sep 22, 2001 01:40 AM

    Recommendation at Taiwan Cafe: Pork Chop Rice, can't go wrong.

    Have to say though that Boston's Chinese food is not and should not be compared to that of NYC's. For good food, Boston is OK. For great food, head down to NYC...Nyonya, New Green Bo, Joe's Shanghai, etc.

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      fladd Sep 13, 2001 05:29 PM

      I like the Golden Gate - no atmosphere, rude waiters, nothing fancy - very, very good food. Have them do up anything with pan-fried noodles, maybe with mustard greens.

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        peregrine Sep 10, 2001 11:08 PM

        for seafood, add Jumbo to the list
        agree with Taiwan Cafe, New Shanghai and East Ocean City
        dim sum - China Pearl

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        1. re: peregrine
          David Sep 10, 2001 11:36 PM

          guess I need to try Taiwan Cafe..any favorite dishes?

          1. re: David
            Seth DItchik Sep 11, 2001 12:12 AM

            Clams with spicy black bean sauce is a taiwanese staple, and they do it well.

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          Seth Ditchik Sep 10, 2001 12:43 PM

          I don't know what the availability of Taiwanese food is in SF, but I was very impressed by Taiwan Cafe.

          Link: http://www.bostonphoenix.com/listings...

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            David Sep 10, 2001 11:56 AM

            I have 3 favorites..for seafood, East Ocean City...dim sum..Chau Chau City..also like New Shanghai.

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            1. re: David
              wray Sep 11, 2001 07:20 PM

              Careful: there is more than one chau chau, the really big one, which is the one to feature dim sum, seemed ok to me.

              There is a really great funky little place: Ho Yuen Ting, right across the street from the Ginza Japanese place. Everything I have had there was either good, very good or great.

              Last time I ate there I sat next to two anglo americans who said it has been the place they have liked best for over 20 years. The place has only 7 or 8 tables, so there can be no seat available at peak times.

              1. re: wray
                peregrine Sep 12, 2001 11:32 AM

                I believe the smaller Chou Chau is now under new management with a new name.

                1. re: peregrine
                  Frank Sep 13, 2001 06:41 AM

                  The original Chau Chow has been replaced by Yan's Best Place, which is clean and bright and friendly. There is still the Grand Chau Chow and Chow Chau City (known for it's dim sum). Personally, I prefer Peach Farm or Asian Garden.

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