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Mar 8, 2009 01:52 PM

Mittapheap as good as ever

Ate a fabulous bowl of Sour Cambodian soup with fresh fish and asian spinach. It was delicious. Also had a Durian shake with boba that was luscious and creamy.

This place is every bit as good and authentic as the first time I hit it.

877 Western Ave
Lynn MA
(781) 477-6045
Hours: Open til 9 PM / 7 days

There are three excellent asian markets right near Mittpheap, Pailin often has some nice homemade stuff, including their own roast duck, Super 99 is nice too. There is also a new one, just 50 yards closer to Lynn center on the same side of the street that is new, very clean and had great produce. I picked up the nicest shallots I've ever purchased in Boston for $1/lb., beautiful big onions for $0.39/lb and gorgeous watercress as well.

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  1. I guess I have to try their boba drinks again some time, when I had one it was icy and the boba was hard.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Luther

      This was really not traditional bubble tea. It was really more a frozen fruit shake, ubiquitous in so many tropical places, with boba thrown in for good measure. By the time I got to the end a few of the boba had frozen as well. But I managed to slup down most of them before they froze. And the shake itself was just delicious and would have been so without the boba.

      1. re: Luther

        i've had many fruit shakes with tapioca pearls at mittapheap and they all tasted perfectly fine to me

      2. Groan; must get back! Ooh, I have to go to Mom's and do her laundry tomorrow... ;)

        1. I am thinking of heading up to Lynn sometime soon, and I'm wondering what the best dishes are to order at Mittapheap! Any help would be great...did a search of Chowhound and didn't find very much besides this thread.

          Dave MP

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            1. re: Nab

              Awesome, thanks!

              Looks like the big must-have dishes are the Cambodian Sour Soup and the Beef Salad.

              Dave MP

              1. re: Dave MP

                Awesome, let us know if it is holding up. It has been near the top of my go-back-to list for almost a year! I was hoping to hit it last summer, but just couldn't, frickity-frack it all!

            2. re: Dave MP

              any of the cambodian dishes scattered about the large menu: sach ko ang (grilled beef sticks), plea sach ko (beef salad), bok l'hong (papaya salad), mee katang (chow foon), somlah machoo yuan (sweet and sour soup), somlah machoo krueng (beef soup with water spinach), prahok k'tiss (ground pork and fermented fish dip), etc