"Henry's" in Chinatown?
- FinnFPM Nov 15, 2012 10:27 AM
My mother lived in Boston in the late 70s and early 80s; she name-dropped this place to me today as her old go-to spot for Chinese food. I don't believe it still exists, so does anyone know the place she was talking about, where it was located, or what became of it?
Oh, it existed, all right, but has been gone for many years. I worked on Lincoln Street from about 1980 to 1983, and remember it fondly.
Henry's had one of my favorite comfort-food lunches ever, and I've been searching without luck for a rendition even almost as good ever since. (The dish in question was called "minced beef with egg on rice" - it was a plate of steamed rice topped with a stirfry of finely minced beef with peas, in a sauce with a lot of garlic, topped with a raw egg which you stirred into the piping hot beef/peas/sauce. So delicious...)
It was on Beach Street, close to the poultry shop - I think it was the space that is now Quic Pic BBQ.
that dish sounds great.
I did a quick run through my extensive take out menu drawer and couldn't find anything that sounds like it. I'll try to recreate it in the "9 lab" and report back when I have a good version.
Quik Pic is in the top tier of roast duck and pork spots, Ms 9's preferred place.