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Nov 2, 2011 03:44 PM

Jo Jo Taipei

My DC and I went there recently- it was fantastic! Going by chowhound recs, we got and thoroughly enjoyed:

roast beef wrapped in scallion pie
curry dumplings
pea pod stems
3 cup chicken

and devoured it all. The xlb were quite well done that night...juicy, flavourful and thin skinned.

JoJo Tai Pei Restaurant
103 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134

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    1. re: StriperGuy

      glad you liked it. try shanghai gate, around the corner on harvard street, next. different cuisines, both grand.

      1. re: teezeetoo

        Just to clarify: Shanghai Gate is on Harvard Ave on the Brookline side of the intersection with Commonwealth Ave (just past Great Scott.) As teezeetoo says, it's wonderful as well.

        Shanghai Gate
        204 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134

        1. re: teezeetoo

          I've been going to Jo Jo since the day they opened.

          1. re: StriperGuy

            Very nice! Have they changed much or has what's good always been good? (subject to interpretation, of course)

            1. re: cubbie

              There was a shaky period after much of the original staff left to open Formosa Taipei in Arlington, but they've gotten their groove back.

              Formosa Taipei
              315 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421

              1. re: Jenny Ondioline

                Agreed. I have not tried the twin lobster with ginger and scallion of late, but if it is as good as it was, it is possibly the best lobster prep I have ever eaten.

            2. re: StriperGuy

              i eat at mulan a couple times per month; what does jo jo tapei do better than mulan?

              228 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

        2. Took your advice and went this weekend. Got xlb, roast beef in scallion pie, 3 cup chicken, wonton noodle soup and fried dumplings. All were really good, I need to talk the troops into going back again. I particularly liked the soup dumplings- some sort of subtle smoky taste in the broth was great; the noodle soup was so big I finished it for lunch the next day (and weren't my coworkers jealous!)

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          1. re: DrMag

            Yaay, I'm so glad! I've never had the wonton noodle soup- is it pork or pork and shrimp?

            1. re: cubbie

              We went for dessert (!) last night after oishii and finally tried the Taiwanese Shaved Ice. i'll let you judge from the photo whether we enjoyed it.

              1. re: liangpi

                Went for our monthly fix and had Rabbit and chestnuts in brown sauce and spicy eggplant with pork. Both were delicious. We love having this place on our regular rotation.

                1. re: teezeetoo

                  What?!? That rabbit is still on the menu? Hurrah!

                  We had it at CNY and it was quite good, but not as good as the swamp eel. THAT was amazing.

                  1. re: KWagle

                    Swamp eel needs a branding makeover. Thanks all. This thread reminds me that I still haven't been to JoJo Taipei, a major hole in my portfolio.

                  2. re: teezeetoo

                    glad to hear that the rabbit dish made it onto the regular menu

                    1. re: galangatron

                      it was a special yesterday - don't know how often it turns up but i really like it, along with the chili rabbit at Szechuan Garden which is much less sophisticated but also a good dish for bunny lovers.

                      1. re: teezeetoo

                        Do you mean Sichuan Garden in Woburn? I don't remember any rabbit on their menu. Chilli Garden in Medford has rabbit, though, and it's amazingly good.

                        1. re: KWagle

                          no its sichuan garden in brookline on washington street - chili rabbit. darn good and, in general, decent food.

                          1. re: teezeetoo

                            Oh, I remember a cold rabbit dish there, which I tried once. I wasn't very impressed; I've had a similar dish elsewhere and also wasn't very impressed.