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Favorite restaurants in Chinatown?

Swankalicious Aug 29, 2011 04:45 PM

Looking for new spots to explore in Chinatown, and Mr. Swank and I eat very adventurously. Have enjoyed Peach Farm and Gourmet Dumpling, and also Hei Lei Moon. Not a fan of China Pearl or Chau Chau City. Love weird things, love Schezuan, love seafood. Thanks!

Peach Farm
4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

China Pearl Restaurant
288 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801

  1. EATTV Sep 2, 2011 09:19 AM

    I am a hold out for "the Old Lion": Taiwan Cafe. Some say I got get out more but I recently carved thru the menu at JoJo Tapei and TC is head and shoulders. Go for Taiwanese Brunch.

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    1. re: EATTV
      tatsu Sep 2, 2011 09:28 AM

      Heh heh, me too. Lots of places have come and gone, but TC is still one of my all time favs in Chinatown. Just the Basil Eggplant alone is better than the competition, inside 495.

      1. re: tatsu
        EATTV Sep 2, 2011 09:40 AM

        Had a great "steaming bowl of niu rou mian on the rec of a mutual friend one rainy night last week". I love their XLB.

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      lycheefloat Sep 2, 2011 04:21 AM

      Pearl Villa is my favorite for seafood. Their scallops on the half shell are amazing and they do a pretty good seafood soup.

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      1. re: lycheefloat
        nasilemak Sep 2, 2011 06:26 AM

        Pearl Villa is closed. In its place is another seafood spot called Gaga Seafood.

      2. l
        lc02139 Aug 31, 2011 04:54 AM

        You might want to give new golden gate a try, second peach farm and new shanghai.

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          RoyRon Aug 30, 2011 11:52 AM

          I have always enjoyed East Ocean City, especially for seafood. They have tanks of live fish, crabs, etc. I love their geoduck clam. you get the sashimi portion first and then they deep fry the other parts of the clam. Both are delicious. For a splurge try the live King Crab. They wok fry it with salt and a chili pepper and the combination of the salt and pepper with the sweetness of the crab meat is excellent. It's messy to eat but well worth the effort. I have also always had good luck with any of their steamed fish preparations. Like a lot of other Chinese places it is best to go with a group of four or more so you can order a wider variety of dishes.

          East Ocean City Restaurant
          27 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

          1. Dave MP Aug 30, 2011 09:34 AM

            Similar thread from two weeks ago: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/802523

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              Wannabfoode Aug 30, 2011 08:20 AM

              We like Peach Farm, Winsor Dim Sum Cafe, New Shanghai and Hong Kong Eatery, depending on what we are in the market for.

              Peach Farm
              4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

              New Shanghai Restaurant
              21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111

              Winsor Dim Sum Cafe
              10 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

              Hong Kong Eatery
              1510 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

              1. Luther Aug 30, 2011 04:16 AM

                New Shanghai is good for Sichuan (and pretty much your only real choice in Chinatown anyway). I would recommend Best Little Restaurant (Yat Ding Ho) as both a significant upgrade to Peach Farm and one of the best places to eat seafood.

                New Shanghai Restaurant
                21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111

                1. barleywino Aug 29, 2011 05:39 PM

                  Just out of curiosity, where did you end up after your last post asking about chinese restaurants and what did you think? Thanks

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