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paulgardner Sep 21, 2006 02:30 PM

Boy do I wish I were a student again...I could live at the Super 88 Food Court! Yesterday I picked up some Beef Chow Foon at Kantin and some Har Gow and Rolled Pork things at the Dim Sum Chef. The Dim Sum was very good and the Chow Foon was as good if not better than any I have gotten in Chinatown and at $5.75 a great deal. Next I am going to try some Stir fried green beans and Eggplant in garlic sauce at Kantin and maybe some Garlic Naan at the Indian restaurant.

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    catspercapita Sep 21, 2006 09:08 PM

    We were at the food court early this week and tried the Indonesian restaurant Jakarta Corner. Not having Indonesian food before I couldn't comment on authenticity, but the owner went to great lengths to describe each dish and the region it came from. I had the Madura Chicken Satay which was very tasty and peanutty.
    I'd go back to try other things. We also had spring rolls at Pho Viet which tasted very fresh.

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    1. re: catspercapita
      galleygirl Sep 21, 2006 11:55 PM

      TC and I ate at the Jakarta Corner stall last week; we really liked it. It seemed like homey, simple kind of meal; some veggies, some protein, some rice, a little pickle. A nice plate, and yes, very nice owners. They added a spicey marinated egg to my order after i asked what they were. The kang Kung Belacan, which was served spicey as requested, came with two fried tofu chunks, rice and cucumbers.
      We were originally going for banh mi, but they were out. I'm not a big fan of the soups at Pho Viet so far, but I love those banh mi.

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      Ladycale Sep 21, 2006 09:09 PM

      I'm glad you enjoyed it. I've only tried the Dim Sum place a couple times but I was impressed both times at the quality. How busy was it? I always go to the Super88 food court late (past 9 PM) so there's next to no one at the Dim Sum place and I worry that it doesn't get enough business.

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        slade Sep 21, 2006 11:43 PM

        Many super 88's around these days, which one has the food court?

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          cheryl_h Sep 22, 2006 12:08 AM

          The one in Allston/Brighton on Comm. Ave.

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          MANTZD Sep 22, 2006 12:21 AM

          The Udon Dol (spelling?) at the Korean place is one of my favorites.

          1. limster Sep 22, 2006 02:52 AM

            BTW, have a look at this recent related thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            Should emphasize Ken's Ramen. which is the only decent ramen in the Boston area that I've encountered.

            Jakarta Corner has a mini "ristaffel" -- rice in the centre with a good topping of caramelized shallots, an ok vegetable fritter, a very coconut milk rich sayoh lodeh/veg curry (could use more turmeric), an excellent boiled egg with a spot-on sambal/chilli sauce, fairly good beef rendang (slight edge to Spice King), perfect ikan billis/spicy sweet fried anchovies with peanuts and a cool cucumber pickle. very reasonably priced ~$6 iirc. Pandan cake had great texture but needs more pandan flavour. Noticed pineapple cookies there, will have to try some; might spare me the effort of getting them shipped from home.

            1. a l i c e Sep 22, 2006 03:36 AM

              We have a new scientist working for us, from Jakarta for the first time in Boston (and his wife is from Northern Thailand). I am looking at him with big dollar signs in my eyes (like ka-ching!)...they love to eat! Should I direct him there to Jakarta Corner (and ask politely if I could go with them)?

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                limster Sep 22, 2006 04:22 AM

                I'd do both Spice King and Jakarta Corner. I think the JC is more of a bargain pricewise and has a slightly larger panel of dishes, but SK is definitely worth checking out, I like the flavouring and spicing a bit more.

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                Haute Stuff Sep 22, 2006 09:24 PM

                Someone told me that Kam Man Marketplace in Quincy is better than Super 88- is that true? And how does the Food Court compare, if anyone has visited and tried both places?

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                1. re: Haute Stuff
                  galleygirl Sep 22, 2006 09:50 PM

                  Kam Man Market, as an Asian grocery store, is way better than Super88. BUT, it doesn't have a food court, per se. It has a few bubble tea shops in its mall, maybe 3 0r 4, and Vietnamese deli, that does the same stuff as banh mi shop, ncluding all the stuffed banana leaves filled w/rice, some of the salad-y things, and more drinks. On the outside of the mall, in the strip mall that it's in, there is Vietnamese that is WAYYY better than the Vietnamese in the S88 food court(it's a ful-service resto, Pho Yuen Dong), a Chinese resto, which I havem't been to.There's also International BUffet, which looked pretty dang good to me when I walked thru, on a Thursday! Yeah, there were fried mozz fingers, but there were also whole steamed fish in genger and scallion, homey looking congee, lots of dumplings and shumai, tons of mussel preparations.I wouldn't call the food court at Super 88 a destination place, tho I might call Pho Yuen Dong one. Combimed with the kam Man Market, that's pretty sweet...

                  BTW, the bamboo toothpics I got at Kam Man Marketplace were the talk of the food show I did last week!...

                  1. re: Haute Stuff
                    limster Sep 24, 2006 05:52 AM

                    Haven't been myself, but a friend tells me that the food court around the LIttle Q hotpot place in Quincy is good. Would love to hear more about it.

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                    bentleyz Sep 23, 2006 04:52 PM

                    The korean restaurant across from kan ting at super 88 serves up the best tasting kim chi fried rice in town

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