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Jul 24, 2010 06:24 PM

"40 Fantiatic Dishes in Boston"

Glad the Boston Globe tapped on such reliable Boston "foodies" for this authoritative list:

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  1. how about wontons with chili sauce at sichuan gourmet, the pan fried lobster at summer shack, various off the menu dishes at CK Shanghai, steamed fresh shrimp and clams with black beans from East Ocean Seafood, okra at Tamarind Bay, beef in ma la broth at little q hot spot, chefs choice at Craige on Main for starters

    Tamarind Bay
    75 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    East Ocean Restaurant
    3704 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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    1. re: cambridgedoctpr

      "anything in mala broth" at little q is on list. I must try this.

      They stretched to the burbs a little too far IMO. Easton, Shrewsbury, Lincoln? I might also have missed something, but it seems to be lacking a single dish from the north end. Would have expected to see a dessert, possibly the torrone at modern. Maybe a sandwich from Pace or Monica's Mercato. There's no way I'm heading out to Canton for an Italian sub.

    2. Well, this list is not awful. Half of the items appear to be taken from Devra's Dining Out reviews and Cheap Eats pieces by various authors from the past six months. But ugh: "foodie". Still hate that word.

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      1. re: MC Slim JB

        List is not awful, but they missed essentially all of my favorite foods and restaurants. Not gonna go there now, but really very little ethnic, off the beaten track.

        1. re: StriperGuy

          well, since MC and you seem to know the most about the boston food scene, why not start a thread with your own lists?

          by the way, after your post, i went to little q and ordered the mala - which as you suggested turned out to be even better when i left it in the refrigerator for a couple of days.

            1. re: StriperGuy

              a fantastic list which i use to find good restaurants though you do not always indicate what are the best dishes. And it is easy to miss the best; without you comments about the ma la broth, i would not have gotten the most out of my shabu shabu experience

              1. re: cambridgedoctpr

                Add to it yourself, only a hundred or so restos to explore ;-).

                1. re: StriperGuy

                  a great list, and i appreciate your genoristy and that of MC in sharing your information.