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Oct 21, 2008 01:26 PM

JP - Royal Fried Chicken? new Chinese?

Noticed some new places on Washington Street in JP -- Royal Fried Chicken is near Green Street, I think where the Ethiopian place used to be. The new Chinese place (didn't catch the name, I was driving by) is near the Midway. Anyone have any info on either of these place? It would be great to have some good take-out in this area.

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  1. I tried the new Chinese place (China Rice Cafe?) the other night. I'll have to try it a few more times to fully level an opinion, but it wasn't bad. I ordered conservatively -- chicken with broccoli and pan-fried dumplings. The folks were nice on the phone, there were fresh ingredients, everything tasted like I would expect it to taste, not too greasy. For me, the biggest plus is that they delivered to my house. If that's your criteria, then I recommend giving them a shot.

    Anybody else tried it yet? I don't think the chicken place is open yet.

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    1. re: skc

      i've been. had the twice-cooked pork with fried rice and some boneless spareribs. for what it is (i.e., chinese takeaway) i was pretty impressed with the food.

    2. Does any one know the name of the new Chinese place? I posted a thread here a few months ago moaning and whining about the dearth of good Chinese takeout in the JP, Roslindale area. There really, truly is a need around here.

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      1. re: BeverlyCY

        The actual name is "Joy Rice china cafe..." and they have a website, believe it or not, which has the menu posted......i actually stopped by there tonight, just looked in the window, grabbed a takeout menu. looks like a typical chinese takeout joint, a la "food wall"...not as cheap though, but if the quality is better it might be worth it. i'll give it a try one night next week and report back.....

        1. re: twentyoystahs

          I usually am pretty google-savvy, but I can't, for the life of me, find their web site. Mind posting the link?

      2. I actually checked it out this week and was pleasantly surprised. Kept it very simple and just ordered a few apps and some friend rice (guilty pleasure night). Everything was very fresh, good clean fry job, not greasy at all. Fried rice had nice chunks of veggies and juicy roast pork. I was pretty impressed -- particularly for this area -- and will certainly go back. Next time I'll dig deeper into their menu and try one of the "chefs specialties".

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        1. re: purple bot

          Was the fried rice the kind that's all brown with soy sauce or still light? The latter I hope.

          1. re: Joanie

            If definitely had some soy sauce on there, I wouldn't call it light so much, though not terribly dark. Not clumpy at all, either. I liked it.

            Here's the link:

            Joy Rice China Cafe
            3510 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

        2. Wanted to give this thread a bump to let hounds know that I tried this place Fri one of their specials called "Amazing Chicken" and it was true to it's name. White meat chicken in a flavorful sauce with red and green peppers, onions and mushrooms. Really good fresh ingredients, I was pleasantly surprised.

          1. Has anyone tried the Fried Chicken place mentioned by the OP?

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            1. re: adobokid

              It's pretty tasty. Batter has a fair amount of spicing. It is very salty though. They did some nice fried whiting, too. Skin is on, however, if you have a preference for that. They also sell beef patties w/ cocobread and cheese.

              The prices are ridiculously cheap.

              1. re: Prav

                Thank you. Sounds good enough for us to give it a try- considering we live within a pleasant stroll.