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May 5, 2014 12:15 PM

Best Beef Chowfun in Boston Chinatown?

I plan to have dinner with a friend in Chinatown tonight.. I am having a hard time trying to decide where to go.. having a sudden urge for eat Beef Chowfun.. Who do you guys think has the best Chowfun?
Thank you for your help!

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  1. Overall, I love the food at Best Little Restaurant and I suspect that they make a great beef chow fun. If you go, they also make a delicious eggplant with garlic sauce as well as many other delicious dishes.

    1. I love Best Little Resto... In the former Super 88 food court in Allston Kantin makes a very good Beef Chow Fun.

      1. Best Little Restaurant is excellent for Chow Foon. Another version I like very much is at Great Taste Restaurant on Beach St.

        1. I really like the beef chow fun at China King.

          1. I believe there are 2 styles of Beef Chow fun- dry and wet. Which style have the ones been that you all have recommended?

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            1. re: opinionatedchef

              wet is for chumps, gon chow or go home

              1. re: Luther

                I ask for dry... Is "gon chow, chow foon" the appropriate term?

                1. re: StriperGuy

                  the Cantonese name of the dish, gon1 chow2 ngau4 ho4 乾炒牛河 is literally "dry fried beef (wide rice) noodle"

                  ho 河 is short for ho fun 河粉, the full name of the broad rice noodle used in the dish. "Chow fun/foon" has made it into the English lexicon but "chow ho" 炒河 (fried wide rice noodle) is how it's typically described in Cantonese.

                  I was just trying to make a silly pun

                    1. re: StriperGuy

                      stripey, i keep forgetting to ask this >>i know the msg debate is ongoing, but , when ordering at chinese restnts in boston, do i still need to say 'no msg plse' or is that a usage of the past?

                      1. re: opinionatedchef

                        Who knows? MSG occurs naturally in so many foods, never bothered me.

                        1. re: opinionatedchef

                          Even if you ask for that and even if they intend on honoring it, all it's going to mean is that they're not physically putting white powder (MSG, not cocaine) into the dish. It is likely that multiple ingredients they use contain MSG.

                          And that's ignoring the natural sources of glutamate as SG alludes to. It also ignores the MSG debate (which I think is asinine, but ....)

                  1. re: Luther

                    Sounds like a good name for a rock band... Wet Foon and The Chumps...... So, L, what is the diff between them? the Wet has a cornstarch thickened beefy sauce?
                    and the Dry is stir fried with ___?