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Jun 9, 2011 11:02 AM

Bubor Cha Cha; what's good?

I've been to Bubor Cha Cha in Chinatown several times, with very mixed results. Today, for instance, I had an eggplant/basil dish that was basically tasteless. What's good here?

Bubor Cha Cha
45 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

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  1. -I like their chicken curry, it's cooked iwth coconut milk, and it's not very saucy but very rich and spicy good.

    -I've also had some pretty good a la carte dim sum items, like the lotus wrapped sticky rice with bits of lap chiung sausage, chicken, mushrooms, etc. The beef rendang was also nice and tender the last time I had it.

    -We always order roti canai, but to me, roti canai is one of those things like pizza... even when it's bad, it's good. :)

    -Hainanese chicken rice was a disappointment. Chicken itself was fine, but the chicken rice wasn't chicken-y or schmaltzy enough, and was kind of dry.

    -For $12.95 a couple weeks ago, they had a soft shell crab special which was tasty. Salt & pepper fried, and a generous portion.

    1. I've enjoyed the Char Kway Teow, the chicken wings wrapped in pandan leaves, and the dumplings. I think there's a lot of good stuff lurking in that big menu, we just need to track it down! Please post back with what you discover.

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      1. Their mee goreng and rendang are pretty lackluster versions.

        1. I had two bad meals there, but three good desserts there. Maybe there are delights hidden among their large menu (coffee short ribs are not one of them) and I would love to know, but for me it's now the place I like to go in Chinatown just for dessert after having a meal at Taiwan Cafe or Q.

          1. I'm so sad to report that Bubor Cha Cha no longer serves Malaysian food! It's gone over to all chinese. We ate there in mid-december, and it was time to go back and have more good food, but I couldn't find the dishes we wanted on the menu! What we went for was the coconut/shrimp rise, the chicken lettuce cups, the mango sticky rice, and then we would fill in the edges with beef satay and thai rolls. Very, very sad! Does anyone know why they stopped serving Malaysian food? And they also seem to have lost a good deal of their dinner clientele, which from now on includes me as another gone.