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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 RE: joolseyc09 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 RE: hckybg Feb 23, 2010 11:46 AM

      I agree, ask for it Dry fried...

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      scratchie RE: joolseyc09 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 RE: scratchie 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 RE: Allstonian 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 RE: joolseyc09 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.


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

        1. MC Slim JB RE: joolseyc09 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.


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            youngho RE: joolseyc09 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 RE: joolseyc09 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 RE: mwk Feb 23, 2010 02:25 PM

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

              2. galangatron RE: joolseyc09 Feb 23, 2010 02:21 PM

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

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                  makonna RE: joolseyc09 Feb 23, 2010 03:20 PM

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

                  1. kobuta RE: joolseyc09 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 RE: joolseyc09 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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