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Mar 7, 2013 01:24 PM

Great Dim Sum in Foxboro at Mai Pearl

Mai Pearl recently started serving dim sum on Sat & Sun (12-3). I was invited to an opening party last weekend and got to sample about 10-15 different items. The food was equally as good as China Pearl in Quincy, maybe even slightly better. For those of us in the suburbs, this it really a great - no need to go to Chinatown (or Quincy) to have excellent shrimp dumplings, pan-fried turnip cake with XO sauce, stuffed eggplant, clams with black bean sauce, and mochi filled with black sesame seed paste. These were some of my favorites. The dim sum menu is not on their website, but I've uploaded it here.

The Mai Pearl regular Chinese menu and sushi are excellent as well, but glad that they have added dim sum.

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  1. That's great news! Foxboro can be pretty grim on weekends.

    1. Have you tried Winsor in Chinatown? How does this compare?

      (I haven't tried many of the other places because Winsor serves from a menu every day until at least 9PM, and that makes it really easy to go when there's parking and no crowd.)

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      1. re: KWagle

        I haven't been to Winsor, so can't compare. Chinatown is at least a 45 minute drive for me or an hour by train and Foxboro is about 15 min. Easy choice for me!

      2. Thanks for the info, but is there any way you could upload a larger image so that one could actually read the menu?

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          1. re: CookieLee

            I admit I gave up after trying several of the 27 different menus on that link (yes, really - TWENTY-SEVEN) but I didn't see a dim sum menu there. Does it have a secret name?

            1. re: Allstonian

              I finally found it by clicking on photos, dim sum, and then the menu on their facebook page. Not an easy route!


                  1. re: CapeCodGuy

                    ~DIM SUM~
                    Shrimp dumplings $3.75
                    Pork & shrimp dumplings $3.50
                    Pan fried shrimp & chives dumplings $3.75
                    Steamed pork & peanut dumplings $3.50
                    Spareribs in black bean sauce $3.50
                    Chicken feet in black bean sauce $3.50
                    Clam with black bean sauce $6.75
                    Steamed beef balls $3.50
                    Tofu skin rolls w/ pork & shrimp in brown sauce $3.75
                    Beef tripe with ginger & scallion $3.50
                    Pan fried stuffed eggplant $3.50
                    Pan friend stuffed bean curd $3.50
                    Pan fried stuffed peppers $3.50
                    Crispy spring rolls $3.50
                    Deep fried shrimp balls $3.75
                    Deep fried chives pastry $3.75
                    Spicy salt & pepper calamari $6.75
                    Crispy coconut shrimp $6.75
                    Deep fried pork pastry $3.50
                    Stir fried white turnip cake with XO sauce $6.75
                    Stir fried rice noodle w/ XO sauce $6.75
                    Steamed rice noodle w/ dried shrimp & scallions $3.25
                    Sticky rice in lotus leaf pockets $3.75
                    Pan fried stick rice w/chicken $3.95
                    Steamed spareribs & rice noodles $4.50
                    Deep fried oysters $6.75
                    Agedashi Tofu $4.50

                    Plan congee $2.95
                    Pork & preserved egg congee $4.95
                    Beef congee $4.95
                    Minced beef congee $4.95
                    Chicken congee $4.95
                    Fish ball congee $5.50

                    Steamed barbeque pork buns (char siu bao) $3.50
                    Steamed lotus seed paste buns $3.50
                    Steamed Chinese sausage buns $3.50
                    House steamed mini pork buns $4.50

                    Sesame balls with red bean paste $3.25
                    Mango pudding $3.95
                    Coconut red bean pudding $3.95

                    Daily Maki sampler $7.00
                    — at Mai Pearl.

            2. re: CapeCodGuy

              Hopefully you can read these photos. I have a big monitor and I could read the other photo. Sorry.

              1. re: BikeToEat

                Hmmmm...I have a 30" Apple Cinema display. I think it must be that you're uploading a small photo because even if I download it, and blow it up, it's totally illegible.

            3. So is it all menu ordering...not carts?

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              1. thanks for the tip. looks worth a shot out here in the se mass Asian food wasteland. their website is brutal, though!