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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.

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    gourmaniac RE: holldoll Dec 9, 2010 10:06 AM

    Jade garden (Tyler Street) in C town does a nice version.

    1. maillard RE: holldoll Dec 9, 2010 10:48 AM

      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

      1. CocoDan RE: holldoll Dec 9, 2010 11:29 AM

        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.

        Quincy Dynasty
        49 Billings Rd, Quincy, MA 02171

        Great Chow
        17 Beale Street, Quincy, MA 02170

        1. Small Plates RE: holldoll Dec 9, 2010 12:00 PM

          I love the EFY at Tiki Island in Medford!!


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            femmevox RE: Small Plates Dec 10, 2010 01:44 PM

            I've actually enjoyed the vegetarian egg foo yung at the Hong Kong just outside of Harvard Square .

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            pasuga RE: holldoll Dec 10, 2010 03:14 PM

            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.

            Joyful Garden
            1234 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA 02135

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              khandha RE: holldoll Dec 10, 2010 04:51 PM

              Qingdao Garden has it. DC quite enjoyed it, while I was sampling dumplings and various excellent regional dishes on their menu.

              Qingdao Garden Restaurant
              2382 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

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                allwirka RE: khandha Dec 13, 2010 06:13 AM

                royal palace on tyler street makes a very good version of egg foo young (their spelling), not too much gravy/sauce, lots of fresh vegetables. i get it over fried rice about every other week and get 2 delicious lunches from it.

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                  holldoll RE: khandha Dec 15, 2010 09:53 AM

                  I think they are closed now.

                2. lipoff RE: holldoll Dec 13, 2010 06:26 PM

                  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".

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