Macanese cuisine in Greater Boston? Also, Corner Mall, DTX
- MC Slim JB Jul 17, 2012 11:41 AM
I ask because I just had a pork chop sandwich from the Casserole Cafe in the Corner Mall food court in DTX, and discovered the owners are from Macau. Pretty good sandwich for $3.99, though I suspect the original would be a different kind of pork chop (this seemed like a factory-made battered cutlet) on a different kind of bun (this was toasted white bread). With mayo, butter, and iceberg lettuce. Decent iced milk (black) tea.
I don't think I've ever wandered into that food court; I wonder if Hounds know of any other potential novelties in there.
Have not been in a while, but the sushi joint seems to do bang-up business at lunchtime with good turnover on the rolls, and turnover is always a good thing, if you know what I mean.
Probably your best bet for an "original" style pork chop bun would be the one on the menu at Cafe de Lulu, though I haven't had it there. They have the necessary ingredients (HK style sandwich menu, deep-fried five spice pork chop). Shouldn't have mayo or lettuce. Then go to Great Taste for a Portuguese tart that's nothing like Lord Stow's, but in a good way.
I've tried to go to Cafe de Lulu twice, and both times was so completely ignored by staff that I left before ordering anything. I've been eating in Chinatown Boston for 30 years and have never ever goitten the deep freeze I experienced there. Needless to say, I won't be going back to try again.