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What do you like to eat at Kantin (and/or similar places)?

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zach272 Apr 1, 2010 09:01 AM

I went to Kantin, in the Super 88 food court, for the first time yesterday and really enjoyed the roast pork plate and the Hong Kong minced beef. I've been eating almost entirely Szechuan and Taiwanese since I moved to Boston, so I'm not particularly knowledgeable about Cantonese cuisine. Anyone have recs for particular dishes at Kantin (to which I'll certainly be returning - cheap, accessible and damn tasty) or at other Cantonese places in Boston (judging from a board search it looks like Vinh Sun and Hei La Moon are well liked)?

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Hei La Moon
88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

Vinh Sun
58 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

Kantin
1095 Commonwealth Ave Ste 203, Boston, MA 02215

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  1. StriperGuy RE: zach272 Apr 1, 2010 09:11 AM

    Kantin does a nice dry fried beef chow foon and a nice Singapore (curry) noodles too. Also for Cantonese try Great Taste in Chinatown.

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    Kantin
    1095 Commonwealth Ave Ste 203, Boston, MA 02215

    Great Taste
    201 Main St, Milford, MA 01757

    1. Allstonian RE: zach272 Apr 1, 2010 09:20 AM

      BarmyFotheringayPhipps and I ate at Vinh Sun last week after visiting the flower show, and were quite impressed. We didn't like the dry-fried beef chow foon as much as we like Kantin's - the beef was cooked amazingly, but the noodles themselves weren't as savory as I would have liked - but the crispy fried noodles with roast pork, the scallion pancake, and the Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce were all outstanding, and ALL of that food came to less than $20.

      The roasted meat plates in various combinations are my favorites at Kantin; we also like to special-order crispy pan-fried noodles there with roast pork, mixed Chinese vegetables, and brown sauce.

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      Vinh Sun
      58 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

      Kantin
      1095 Commonwealth Ave Ste 203, Boston, MA 02215

      1. gansu girl RE: zach272 Apr 1, 2010 11:25 AM

        3 of our favorite places! At Kantin - spicy salted fish or tofu are fabulous - crispy fried pieces of fish or tofu with hot pepper and salt . . . addicting. Roast pork @ Kantin or at Vinh Sun are is in our regular rotation. The soups at Vinh Sun are great - there is one with shrimp dumplings I like - lots of big dumplings stuffed w/shrimp (mushrooms in there, too, just a FYI) and noodles in chicken broth. Dry fried noodles at Kantin & Vinh Sun. Trying to think of other things @ Kantin - really, I haven't had anything there I haven't liked. I frequently get things off the white board(s). My husband often orders their Yu Hsiang chicken and loves it . . . .

        GG
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        Vinh Sun
        58 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

        Kantin
        1095 Commonwealth Ave Ste 203, Boston, MA 02215

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          teezeetoo RE: gansu girl Apr 1, 2010 11:45 AM

          I like Kantin and thank Barmy for the recommendation: any of their chow foons or noodle dishes have pleased us, and we like their pork in black bean and their calamari any style.

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          Kantin
          1095 Commonwealth Ave Ste 203, Boston, MA 02215

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          ilovedessert RE: zach272 Apr 1, 2010 12:07 PM

          Noodle soups are another staple of Cantonese cuisine. You can mix and match the types of meats and noodles that go in your soup to create the perfect combination. I've been on a beef tendon noodle soup kick lately and have thoroughly enjoyed the versions at Kantin and Great Taste Bakery. Hong Kong Eatery is another great choice, and I often find myself ordering their lai foon noodle soup with either wontons, tripe, or cuttlefish.

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          Hong Kong Eatery
          79 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111

          Kantin
          1095 Commonwealth Ave Ste 203, Boston, MA 02215

          1. galangatron RE: zach272 Apr 1, 2010 03:06 PM

            i like the roasted meats on rice and the salt and pepper pork chop on rice at kantin

            1. Prav RE: zach272 Apr 1, 2010 05:37 PM

              I like their noodle soups, their salt & pepper softshell crab over rice, and their pork belly with pickled vegetables is tasty as well.

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