Recommendations for Peach Farm
Am heading to Peach Farm tonight, have never been but I know lots of you on the board are big fans. I've been reading the posts and people recommend all kinds of stuff...the clams in black bean sauce come to mind. Was wondering if those of you who've been there many a time or those who just remember a great meal could recommend anything. I am willing to be adventurous.
I think that Peach Farm's hot and sour soup is about the best in Boston, so if you like that, get a cup for starters. If you like flounder, the Peach Farm house special Flounder (which is in the little yellow menu they give you along with the main menu) is excellent. Shrimp and Walnuts is great if you like Shrimp without a lot of sauce around it. Their Spinach in Garlic Sauce is excellent. The Orange Crispy Beef is one of the best renditions I've had, as well.
Do yourself and stay away from any of the "traditional" American-Chinese dishes, like fried rice, sweet and sour anything, General Tso's anything, etc.
Also, I usually look at what the Chinese people are having, and if it looks good, I'll ask my waiter about it. Sometimes those items aren't on the English menu.
the clams in black bean sauce are great.
also loved the "spicy dry fried salted squid" which we rechristened "four-adjective squid."
we tried the lobster in ginger and scallion, which was ok. i think we erred in skimping on the weight (got a 1.5 pounder) which meant a pittance of meat. While good enough, it reminded me of a less delectable version of the giant dungeness crab dish at Thanh Long in SF.