Hot and sour cabbage - chinese style - in metro Boston?
This has been a quest of mine for a little while. Growing up in NYC, I always had hot and sour cabbage salad (but, not kimchee, more like vinegar pickled cabbage) when I went out for chinese food. I had finally found one place in Woburn that served it occasionally, but they closed a couple of years ago, and I have not been able to find it since.
Does anyone have any suggestions about where they might have seen this delightful dish?
I don't know if this is precisely what you're asking for, but Mary Chung's Spicy Pickled Cabbage is fantastic.
At Chung Shin Yuan in Newton, just by the Watertown border, it is called Spicy and sour Chinese cabbage salad for $2.50
Zoe's will occasionally serve it as a side-dish, but I prefer Wang's, which is a little more kimchee-ish than Zoe's, which has more of a vinegar flavor.
Of all places, I had something very similar to what you describe at Deep Ellem served with a wurst plate, much more vinegary and "East Asian" than German or French sauerkraut/choucroute.