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Blue Asia Cafe in Allston - short report

eatanddestroy Jan 25, 2010 01:32 PM

I rarely start posts, but since no one has mentioned this place yet, I thought that I'd go for it.

Checked out Blue Asia Cafe over the weekend, and, like too many places in Allston, it was fantastic. Everything on the menu is less than $10, and most are around $8.

I tried the Fried Chinese Red Wine Pork Belly over rice and the Fried Tenderloin Pork with Apple Curry over rice. The pork belly wasn't as fatty and crispy like I expected, but it was really good. It tasted more like fatty, tender pork slices. The fried pork tenderloin had a great fry, and the sauce was delicious. What made the meals even better is that our plates were packed full of sides that came with the dish. The belly had ground meat and a light sauce over the rice, a fried egg, and a side of a vegetarian dish that I have no idea what it was, but it was sort of noodle like.

Disclaimer: Friends of friends own this place (but I have never met them and wouldn't say the food was good if it wasn't).

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  1. StriperGuy RE: eatanddestroy Jan 25, 2010 03:23 PM

    Nice post

    will try it soon thx

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      gourmaniac RE: eatanddestroy Jan 26, 2010 03:56 AM

      Nice report...please start more. It sounds delicious (taiwanese, i'm guessing). Where is it in Allston? Thanks

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        eatanddestroy RE: gourmaniac Jan 26, 2010 05:54 AM

        Yep, it is mainly Taiwanese, but the menu is a bit eclectic, including several Korean dishes and fusion Makis. It's right in the heart of Allston on Brighton Ave, just off Harvard Ave. (113 Brighton Avenue).

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          Taralli RE: eatanddestroy Jan 26, 2010 06:23 AM


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            gourmaniac RE: Taralli Jan 26, 2010 06:28 AM

            Thanks Taralli. The menu looks Korean but ethnically chinese Korean. I noticed a gingseng chicken soup on the menu. If it is Korean, it is a very interesting soup made from a whole chicken stuffed with gingseng, chinese plums and sticky rice. I had this at a restaurant in Busan in which it was the house specialty and it was divine.

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              StriperGuy RE: gourmaniac Jan 26, 2010 06:49 AM

              I had a Korean friend make that soup for me once and it was awesome.

      2. StriperGuy RE: eatanddestroy Jan 26, 2010 12:07 PM

        Being disgustingly suggestible I could not stay away.

        Had the pork roll, first on the list. Really awesome tasty quick lunch. A nice addition to Allston. That neighborhood just keeps getting food-better.

        Can't wait to try some of the other items.

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          eatanddestroy RE: StriperGuy Jan 27, 2010 11:28 AM

          Glad to hear that I didn't steer you in the wrong direction!

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