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Recent recs for Super 88 (Allston) food court? or other Packard's Corner recommendations?

jessinjp Sep 18, 2006 08:09 PM

I took a look through prev postings on the Super 88 food court and it seems that few have been impressed -- however, most of the postings were at least a couple of years old, so i thought i'd give this another try!

I'm going to be in Packard's Corner next week, and I have yet to try out the food court -- any recommendations for one vendor over another? a specific dish? We have a "no pork" person and a "no veg, but make it spicy, please!" person.

Otherwise, any other places in Packard's Corner that are worth a try? We're open to anything.


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    Ladycale Sep 18, 2006 11:36 PM

    I enjoy going to the Super88 food court. Is it the best asian I've ever had? No. Is it decent? Yes, and the sheer variety is a neat experience.

    I find most of the vendors in the court serve decent asian food. I have personally tried the Vietnamese place, the dim sum place, the other chinese place (Kantin?), the Indian place, and of course the bubble tea. For the mostpart the food I've eaten there has been good.

    1. Luther Sep 19, 2006 02:20 AM

      Kantin is great, and if you stick to the rice plates, it's a great value. I wouldn't really recommend anything else there, aside from bubble tea at Lollicup.

      1. fecalface Sep 19, 2006 03:27 AM

        Try the lamb biryani at the Indian place (JMP). It's as good as any I've had in India. They also make a decent dosa.

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          jackal Sep 19, 2006 06:05 PM

          ...cheers to you my friend. and I thought I was the only one who discovered JMP's biryani!

        2. limster Sep 19, 2006 04:33 AM

          Jakarta Corner has suprisingly good Indonesian food and a rotating menu. Certainly not dumbed down. Be sure to ask for sambal belacan (chili sauce with fermented shrimp); it's a standard condiment and brings a nice and necessary little touch of heat.

          1. StriperGuy Sep 19, 2006 01:30 PM

            Kantin has some real gems. I like the Singapore noodle (curry, shrimp, bits of pork and beef.) And I find the roast meats pretty good.

            Keep in mind that Ken's Ramen (easily the best in Boston) is also in the same building.

            The vietnamese place is also pretty good.

            Dying to try the Indonesian place (not open the last time I was there) that is about to open.

            Also you have Yi Soon nearby for dessert.

            1. Luther Sep 19, 2006 01:46 PM

              Oh yeah, Ken's Ramen. I forgot about that place. Expensive for noodles but it's good.

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              1. re: Luther
                StriperGuy Sep 19, 2006 04:28 PM

                You can get the basic ramen for $6-7, $8 tops.

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                  Luther Sep 19, 2006 04:40 PM

                  Pho generally runs about $5 for a comparably-sized bowl (with more meat). As a lunch option especially, it seems like a significant difference.

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                cheryl_h Sep 19, 2006 05:08 PM

                We tried the Indian place for the first time a couple of weeks ago. We got lamb vindaloo, garlic naan and the paneer korma. They were all good, freshly made and nicely spiced.

                1. dchow Sep 19, 2006 05:24 PM

                  last week i tried choe's korean for the first time. we had the hot oyster pancake and some sort of stew with pork belly and octopus -- excellent and spicy! it's fairly close to packard's corner -- on comm ave a couple of doors down from the paradise rock club. i'm planning on going again this week!

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