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Best Chow Foon!

joolseyc09 Feb 23, 2010 11:30 AM

I've been having a hankering for a plate of really good chow foon. Any good recommendations?

I'd prefer a place near Chinatown or thereabouts.

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    hckybg Feb 23, 2010 11:35 AM

    The rendition at Kantin at the food court at the supermarket formerly known as Super 88 in Allston is excellent!

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      StriperGuy Feb 23, 2010 11:46 AM

      I agree, ask for it Dry fried...

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      scratchie Feb 23, 2010 11:46 AM

      I've gotten good Chow Foon (Beef dry fried) at Hong Kong Eatery in Chinatown and Charles' Kitchen in Allston (don't know if they're still there).

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        Allstonian Feb 23, 2010 11:57 AM

        Wasn't Charles' Kitchen in the space in Union Square that's been YoMa for several years now?

        I'll add to the chorus in favor of the dry-fried chow foon at Kantin, though I agree that it can be pretty greasy sometimes.

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          scratchie Feb 23, 2010 01:34 PM

          It was in Union Square. I haven't been there since I moved out of Allston in 2000, so I'm not surprised if it's gone.

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        JoJo5 Feb 23, 2010 11:51 AM

        I've eaten the dry fried chow foon at Kantin several times and enjoyed it well enough but to me, the beef chow foon at Uncle Cheung in Framingham beats it by a mile. i find Kantin's chow foon to be too greasy. I've seen tables of Chinese diners ordering nothing but the chow foon at UC. I know it's beyond the OP's desired geographical area, but in case you're ever out that way, order it and you won't be disappointed.

        JoJo

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        Uncle Cheung's Restaurant
        266 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01702

        1. MC Slim JB Feb 23, 2010 11:57 AM

          I had a dry-fried version not too long ago that I really enjoyed at Vinh Sun BBQ in Chinatown.

          http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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            youngho Feb 23, 2010 01:54 PM

            Peach Farm used to do a great rendition of dry fried beef chow foon. I'm not sure what wok hay is (I know the definition/meaning, but I'm talking about the subjective experience in the mouth), but I think this had it.

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              mwk Feb 23, 2010 01:57 PM

              Peach Farm has excellent dry fried Chow Foon. Best Little Restaurant also has excellent chow foon.

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                ipsofatso Feb 23, 2010 02:25 PM

                Yes and yes...beat me to the the noodle.

              2. galangatron Feb 23, 2010 02:21 PM

                mee katang (cambodian style chow foon) at floating rock in revere

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                  makonna Feb 23, 2010 03:20 PM

                  My favorite is the one at Penang in Chinatown. :)

                  1. kobuta Feb 24, 2010 05:16 AM

                    This may depend on type of chow foon -- these are commonly served at informal eateries, so I think you'll likely get a good rendition at HK Eatery, Great Taste, and Vihn Sun. All the bigger restaurants will make this too, so I don't think you'll get a particularly horrible one at any of the Cantonese restaurants in Chinatown, like Peach Farm, East Ocean City, etc.

                    1. barleywino Feb 24, 2010 06:29 AM

                      still looking for the version that is crispy on one side and soft on the other...any leads?

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