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Super 88 foodcourt, any recommendations?

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I see the bahn mi at Pho Viet is very popular on the CH boards. I have enjoyed the ramen at Ken's just outside the food court. Any specific recommendations for Wisteria, the Korean stalls or the others?

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  1. I love the dry-fried beef chow fun at Kantin, good for about 2 meals at about $5.95.

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    1. re: bakerboyz

      Second on the beef chow fun at Kantin. The various fried rices there are pretty good too.

      I'm not a fan of either Korean place, and would much rather go eat at Buk Kyung II or one of the places on Harvard Ave. I hear good things about the Indian place but for some reason, I've never eaten there. Lollicup has a lot of goofy and too-sweet things on their menu, but the straight teas with boba are pretty tasty. PhoViet deserves its reputation, especially the banh mi. I have enjoyed everything I've ever gotten from Wisteria, but I haven't explored their menu as thoroughly as I would like. I've only eaten at the new Thai place in the Stall of Death (seriously, I think there's been like a half-dozen places in this stall, all of which have failed) once, having something called the Harvard Noodles, which were acceptable but kinda bland. Never eaten at the dim sum place. Ken's is of course amazing, and the less said about the ghastly YoBerry, the better.

    2. We're big consumers of the pho at Pho Viet - for me, in particular, the veggie w/pho - nice big triangles of tofu and tons of lovely freshly cooked veggies atop a steaming bowl of pho. Lots of favorites at Kantin - spicy salted tofu is a current addiction (spicy salted fish is good too). The dim sum guy is good if you've got a craving - not my favorite dim sum by far, but if you need a sesame ball, you need a sesame ball, right? We tend to eat at Pho Viet most often though - it's the best combo. of tasty plus healthful (hi sod., of course) for us.

      1. Ken's Ramen, not exactly in the food court, across a little hallway at the parking lot entrance to Super88 is a very strong contender for best Ramen in Boston. Really excellent!

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        1. re: StriperGuy

          Not only is the Ramen great, I love to sit at the counter and watch the ballet of the kitchen staff, the precise measurement of ingredients, the precise timing of when the noodles are ready for the soup. Everything detail is meticulously tended to.

        2. Kantin's wonton noodles are a great option too.

          1. My current favorite is Wisteria - really tasty Taiwanese food. Try spicy sa cha noodles with shrimp, chicken or beef.

              1. re: FoodFemme

                Jakarta Corner has been replaced by Smile.

                1. re: whops

                  Actually, Jakarta Corner was replaced by a different, inferior Malaysian place, which itself was replaced by Smile.

              2. After a taste test of many of the beef noodle soups around the Boston area, I place Wisteria's as the very top (unless we somehow cheat and include Shanghai Gate's Duck Noodle Soup). My girlfriend prefers Taiwan Cafe's but I disagree.

                So for Wisteria... beef noodle soup. It's the Taiwanese classic and they do it very well.

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                1. re: teaTomE

                  yes indeed, it's a very good rendition. i always mean to try something else, but i just can't get past the beef noodle soup.

                  1. re: autopi

                    Thanks to all respondents. I tried the spicy beef tendon noodle soup at Wisteria, and I liked it. Also at Wisteria is the fried fish fillet rice box--IMO a particularly delicious combination of beautifully fried fish on rice, but in between the fish and rice is a splash of ground port in a light brown sauce. On the sides of the box are pickled mustard green (or napa cabbage, not sure which) and strips of funky fermented bamboo shoot (this really works well with everything else). There is also a soy cooked egg. I can see that I have to get better aquainted with other dishes from Wisteria.

                2. I just tried the spicy pork bibimbap at Misono (in the back). I thought it was pretty good. I've also had the la foon (sp? spicy beef) noodle soup, grilled pork with vermicelli, and banh mi at Pho Viet, all good.

                  Looking forward to trying Kantin. Their menu looks really good.

                  1. The Indian place - JMP - which is totally run by a family (mom, dad, two daughters, occasionally a son), has the best saag in town, whether paneer or chicken. They make an excellent biryani. Their naans are very good and the masala dhosa is delicious. Their portions also tend to be on the large side for Indian food.

                    Kantin makes a very good wonton noodle soup.

                    All the ramen at Ken's is super.

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                    1. re: lergnom

                      Friend who is vegetarian from India thought JMP's dal was notably good.

                    2. Ate at Kantin yesterday - the roast duck, bok choy & noodle soup. The broth wasn't as flavorful as Hong Kong Eatery, and the wide noodles were just ok, but I though the duck was crispy and flavorful. I think the rice version of this dish would be great. Friend had a version with wontons and they were pretty tasty.