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Shot in the dark, David Chang "like" restaurant in Somerville?

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chefboyardee Aug 2, 2010 08:21 AM

Friend mentioned a new chef/restaurant in somerville that had hints of Momofuku. Can't seem to find anything, but we recall there was a new chef that was compared to David Chang in the Globe. Can anyone help. Thanks.

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  1. jgg13 RE: chefboyardee Aug 2, 2010 08:24 AM

    You're probably talking about East By Northeast, in Cambridge (near somerville line), on cambridge st outside of inman

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      chefboyardee RE: jgg13 Aug 2, 2010 08:33 AM

      thanks JGG, that sounds like it. From prior reviews it seems like its worth trying. thx again.

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        Bob Dobalina RE: chefboyardee Aug 2, 2010 08:54 AM

        It is worth trying, but if you have been to Momofuku, please adjust your expectations appropriately, because from what I gather, it is not exactly the same. Does not mean it is not good in its own right, but I think the comparison is a bit of a stretch.

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          skordalia RE: Bob Dobalina Aug 2, 2010 09:21 AM

          been to both- comparison isn't a total stretch. They're riffing on some similar themes. they both have those pork buns- guess that's de rigeur for asian-based places nowadays thanks to Chang and probably a big moneymaker. But folks are right that it's very much its own thing. I think it's subtler than momofuku and though also very pork-oriented, not as much of a fat/salt assault (not necessarily a bad thing in M's case, but it is super intense). I really like East By Northeast. I think it's one of the best restaurants in the area if you approach it on its own terms- many small plates, lots of pork, take a few chances.

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