Egg Foo Yung
- holldoll Dec 9, 2010 10:03 AM
Is there anyplace that serves this dish anymore. I am looking specifically in Cambridge, Boston and Somerville.
East Asia in Powderhouse Sq. has it on the menu. I haven't ever tried it there, because the only time I've ever had this dish was at Kowloon and it was positively horrifying. "Juicy with grease" is the best way I can think of to describe it. So, so gross.
East Asia Restaurant
868 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144
My recent experiences with EFY (not that I eat many egg dishes), has been with restaurants that do mostly Americanized Chinese food. That being said, my wife, who is the EFY fan, has really liked versions she's ordered at Great Chow and Quincy Dynasty in Quincy. I have to say they were really good. One of the owners of GC told me that most chefs, even in restaurant that don't have it on the menu, do it very well, and would most likely make it upon request. Not sure who in Chinatown does it, but I would request it in my favorite restaurant and take a shot. You might be surprised. Not a difficult dish to execute.
49 Billings Rd, Quincy, MA 02171
17 Beale Street, Quincy, MA 02170
Joyful Garden in Brighton does a nice version. They're in the hotel (Days Inn? can't remember) across the street from the Star Market on Western Avenue.
1234 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA 02135
Nothing wrong with Egg Foo Yung, per se, and I suspect you can find it in just about any Chinese restaurant in this area. Egg Foo Yung is a American-Chinese dish. There are also lots of traditional Chinese egg preparations, which you might like to try as well. Wang's in Somerville makes a nice "Stir Fry Cucumber with Scrambled Egg" and Taiwan Cafe in Chinatown makes a nice "Scrambled Egg with beef and tomato over rice".