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jmale Mar 24, 2011 05:59 PM

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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    y2000k Mar 24, 2011 08:08 PM

    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
      divinebaboon Mar 25, 2011 02:23 AM

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

    2. yumyum Mar 25, 2011 06:45 AM

      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. MichaelB Mar 25, 2011 11:26 AM

        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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          divinebaboon Mar 25, 2011 02:00 PM

          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
            Luther Mar 27, 2011 06:06 PM

            wut

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              hckybg Mar 27, 2011 10:00 PM

              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
                maillard Mar 28, 2011 05:53 AM

                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

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                  hckybg Mar 28, 2011 03:05 PM

                  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.

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                    Luther Mar 29, 2011 04:04 AM

                    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

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                      divinebaboon Mar 29, 2011 07:50 AM

                      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?

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                        hckybg Mar 29, 2011 08:26 AM

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

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                          divinebaboon Mar 29, 2011 08:41 AM

                          Pho Hoa or Pho Pasteur.

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                          Pho Pasteur Restaurant
                          682 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

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                            Luther Mar 29, 2011 10:36 AM

                            There are a lot of recent threads on this

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                              hckybg Mar 29, 2011 11:29 AM

                              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.

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                  jmale Mar 26, 2011 07:52 AM

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

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