What Boston Restaurant Items Do You Keep in Stock?
- opinionatedchef May 17, 2011 12:04 AM
Do you have favorite Boston area restaurant items- entrees,sauces, snacks, desserts, that you keep on hand,often or almost always, in your freezer? RESTAURANT items, not market or grocery items! Here are ours:
Beef Empanadas- Tango in Arlington Center
Chicken Tikka Masala Sauce and Tomato Coconut Soup - Tanjore, Harvard Sq.
Pupusas Revuelta , Carne Asada, and Frijoles liquido- Montecristo Restaurant, East Somerville
Tortillas- La Verdad, Kenmore Sq.
Pork and Shrimp Dumplings, Wang's in Somerville
Crab Rangoon- Shanghai Garden, Arlington Center
Tamales- Machu Picchu Chicken and Grill, Union Square, Somerville
Beef Moussaka- Esperia Grill, Brighton
Chili- Deluxe Town Diner,Watertown, or All Star Sandwich Bar- Inman Sq.
Cornbread with Cumin Honey Butter- East Coast Grill
Roast Pork,Yellow Rice w/ Pigeon Peas, Okra, Eggplant - La Fe, Lynn
Truffle Vinaigrette- Aquitaine, So.End
All Star Sandwich Bar
1245 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Wang's Fast Food
509 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145
East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139
569 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
1 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215
464 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474
344 Washington Street, Boston, MA
La Fe Restaurant
189 Union St, Lynn, MA 01901
Deluxe Town Diner
627 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472
146 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145
18 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138
344 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135
Machu Picchu Charcoal Chicken & Grill
25 N Union St, Somerville, MA 02145
I always keep a supply of fortune cookies, soy sauce, and duck sauce from Hon Dynasty in the back of my junk drawer. And I think I may have a two year bottle of vinegar sauce from Blue Ribbon tucked away in the side of my fridge somewhere.
Blue Ribbon BBQ
910 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
922 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451
I usually pick up a bag of frozen dumplings when I get takeout from Wang's in Somerville. That's about it.
Well, yeah, leftovers. (Although I'm just as likely to accidentally leave them on the bus -- or even worse, at the table! -- as I am to actually get home with them.) I was just puzzled at the idea of buying something at a restaurant specifically to take home and freeze or otherwise store. I've genuinely never heard of that, and can't think of anything I would do that with.
I try to reverse engineer some items for fun, I think early on I bought some inner beauty for that purpose. If Karo's sold their dressing in bulk, I would buy it.
I dont keep anything.. Freezer is for icecream, meats, ice, stuff for cooking and im not even a chef...
Here's a write-up I did years ago:
It's shredded moist chicken in a very flakey dough. The chicken has a nice light spice and is very moist, probably was stewed. I usually add a bit more spice to them at home.
They are pretty slow there and the line is usually to the door so be ready to wait 10 minutes until you are at the counter.