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Asian Noodles for Breakfast??????

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  • jmale Mar 24, 2011 05:59 PM
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Hi,

I'm in Boston for the marathon in April and would love to find a great breakfast spot for Tuesday morning after the race. Challenge is i'm really not a big fan of traditional american breakfast food. Looking for something really unique and great in Boston proper.

Any thoughts on dim sum (good standby if available), asian noodles or other interesting breakfast places that are operational on a Tuesday morning?

Many thanks for any suggestions.

John

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  1. For dim sum, try Winsor cafe. Or Great Taste. I think you can order noodle dishes at both places as well.

    For Hong Kong-style breakfast (eg, congee, or macaroni with ham in broth etc), Cafe Lulu is your best bet.

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    Great Taste Bakery & Restaurant
    63 Beach St, Boston, MA

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    1. re: y2000k

      I second Cafe de Lulu, that place is made out of pure awesome. Can't believe I haven't discovered them sooner.

    2. I think Bubor cha cha in Chinatown would be a great call. They open at 11, you can have great noodles, dim sum, and a beer. The trifecta after your little run. ;-)

      1. What about a bowl of pho? Seems especially appropriate since it IS traditionally breakfast food in Vietnam, even though lots of folks here (including me) usually have it for lunch or dinner. Pho Pasteur in Chinatown is solid and opens at 9, but you can search the board for other opinions on the best pho source - there are several good places in Chinatown.

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        Pho Pasteur Restaurant
        682 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

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        1. re: MichaelB

          Pho Hoa is really good too. Avoid Xinh Xinh though, their pho taste......too interesting

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          Xinh Xinh
          7 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

          1. re: divinebaboon

            wut

            1. re: divinebaboon

              Wut indeed. I've never had anything but a great bowl at Xinh Xinh.

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              Xinh Xinh
              7 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

              1. re: hckybg

                I hadn't ever had anything but a great bowl at Xinh Xinh until last week when I had a truly mediocre bowl of pho there. I don't know what was up with the broth, but it tasted totally different than usual and not good at all. Very sad. I hope it was just a one-time thing...

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                Xinh Xinh
                7 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

                1. re: maillard

                  I hope so too. It's been very dependable and a good substitute when I don't want to go all the way to Fields Corner. I haven't been for a month or so, so can't add any very recent experience to yours. I believe I had bun last time I was there, not pho.

                  1. re: maillard

                    I don't particularly like the pho at Xinh Xinh, I was just wondering what "too interesting" could possibly mean.

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                    Xinh Xinh
                    7 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

                    1. re: Luther

                      I think I used it as a polite way of saying "they suck real bad" lol. But yea, the broth sucked, the meat got stuck between my teeth, and the noodles weren't particularly tasty. Oh and they charged me extra for requesting "no cilantro." wtf?

                      1. re: divinebaboon

                        Where do you like to get pho in this area, just out of curiosity?

                        1. re: hckybg

                          Pho Hoa or Pho Pasteur.

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                          Pho Pasteur Restaurant
                          682 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

                          1. re: hckybg

                            There are a lot of recent threads on this

                            1. re: Luther

                              I know those other threads, yes. I was just curious since divinebaboon was so vehemently against Xinh Xinh. And divinebaboon was nice to offer his or her own preference. I enjoy reading strong criticism but find it more useful when there is something to contrast against, so was asking for that background.

                2. re: MichaelB

                  Thanks for your help, Pho sounds like a great choice and my hotel is pretty close to Chinatown.