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Mar 16, 2011 07:14 AM

What to order at Mary Chung's?

Meeting a group of old friends at Mary Chung's. It's been ages since I've been there. Other than the Suan - which I will definitely be getting - what would people recommend ordering?

Mary Chung Restaurant
460 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

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  1. You're generally best off by sticking to the specials on the front of the menu. I know that's generally held to be a true statement, but it's very true at Mary Chung. My personal favorite item, not including the ubiquitous suan & dun dun noodles, are the (paraphrasing, forget exact name) fried chicken with seasoned salt & yu xiang sauce. Mary Chung is also one of the few places I don't bat an eyelash at ordering The General, they do a good job with it.

    Mary Chung Restaurant
    460 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

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    1. re: jgg13

      Agreed about the specials. They're pretty much all delicious. My current favorite is the chinese eggplant with shredded chicken. It was a bit spicy and came with basil. Very tasty!

    2. We love the crispy tofu with dun dun sauce, the hot stuffed eggplant, sesame beef, and Peking ravioli. The green beans are always good. I like the moo shi.

      1. I've enjoyed the scallion pancakes for an appetizer. And their salted prawns w/head (I can't remember the correct name) is good. Not as good as Peach Farm, but still good.

        Peach Farm
        4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

        1. Suan la chow show (a pork dumpling dish, but they have a shrimp version now, too), dun dun noodles with shredded chicken, grandma's pie (usually a daily special, a scallion pancake stuffed with choy), yu-shiang pork, hung shao pig's feet.

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          1. re: MC Slim JB

            I think the pigs feet is only on the weekend brunch menu

            1. re: jgg13

              the pig feet are also on the specials menu

          2. Good thoughts all. Also, pickled cabbage noodle soup with pork. And a friend who likes his Chinese food Americanized swears by their Mongolian Beef, should you need to go down that right.