Boston Restaurant Talk gets some details on Ming Tsai's proposed Blue Dragon restaurant.
Pop Bop Shop finds both good and meh at Patricia Yeo's Moksa in Cambridge:
Overall, I found Moksa to be confusing. Does it want to be an Asian restaurant or a night club? How can it have dishes that are incredible as well as dishes that taste like nothing? Why was our waiter attentive for the first hour and then he vanished?
Any reccomendations for EDIBLE chinese delivery in Allston? "Good" would be even better!
A Chinatown restaurant caught serving well past its 2 a.m. closing time again was slapped with a one-day license suspension.
A manager at Bubor Cha-Cha, 45 Beach St., told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing this week he didn't really know why the restaurant was still open at 3:15 a.m. on May 7 - when police issued the eatery a citation - but thought it might have been because the restaurant was short-staffed that night and so was simply slow to fill orders.
Susan B. asks:
I am craving good, quality Chinese food and I have no idea where to go in Boston/Allston/Brookline. Any suggestions?
We finally got a chance last night to try Seven Star Street Bistro, Roslindale's newest Chinese takeout place (is there some zoning code we don't know about that prohibits sit-down Chinese restaurants in Rozzie?).
The Hunan Sesame Chicken was wonderful. So was the Steamed Black Forbidden Rice (is the "forbidden" stuff crack? Because I didn't want to stop eating it). I feel my connection to Golden House on Washington Street wavering.
Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue opened last week after finally getting permission from the Zoning Board of Appeals to serve takeout. Fans of Chinese "street food" had been waiting for the opening for several months.
Seven Star is at least the seventh Chinese restaurant to try to make a go of the location; it was preceded by Roslindale's only Taiwanese place.
Steve Selnick has a severe allergy to peanuts. He's chronicling his experiences eating out on Peanut Free: Boston:
Knowing that my meal officially wasn't happening (cross contamination is one of the scariest things to me) the manager put the icing on the cake. He said that if I had an allergy so bad that I would have anaphylaxis (which I would) that I shouldn't be eating out ... at all.
So with this friendly display of allergy ignorance, I can't advise anyone with a peanut allergy to come anywhere close to P.F. Chang's.
Gourmet Dumpling House on Beach Street in Chinatown feels you have a right to know.
A take-out place that says it will recreate the "street food" found in Chinese cities is hoping to open by the end of January in the Belgrade Avenue space formerly occupied by Roslindale's only Taiwanese restaurant.
Christine Li, a Canton native living in Boston, recently started More than Just Dim Sum, on which she provides suggestions on what to order in a Chinese restaurant and reviews a local Chinese restaurant each week.
A Dorchester man was arraigned today on charges he repeatedly smashed a man with a high chair at Moon Villa Restaurant on Edinboro as another man was busy stabbing him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Harvey Henry, 25, was charged with armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. A Boston Municipal Court judge set bail at $30,000. The stabber is still at large. The victim was rushed to a local hospital with injuries so severe the Boston Police homicide unit was summoned.
Lingbo Li explains:
Some people might complain you can get more "authentic" food for less money in Chinatown.
I would say they're missing the point. Even though I love the divey food experience, sometimes you just want the rough edges sanded off your Saturday dim sum brunch, you know? I appreciate atmosphere. Sometimes you have to fight for your food in a Chinese restaurant and that makes me cry a little inside. It reminds me too much of being in China.
Plus, those places don’t make things like fried egg banh mi!
Sure, all you Brighton and Back Bay and Mission Hill residents, go ahead and snicker. But until that wondrous day when Golden House starts delivering, we'll just content ourselves with Asian Thai Eatery on River and West streets in Hyde Park, which delivers to Roslindale (and Mattapan and JP, but, strangely, not West Roxbury).
The food is not bad (although I still prefer Golden House). It's really more of a Chinese restaurant that has a few Thai dishes. But, yes, they deliver ($1.50 for Hyde Park, $2 for Roslindale, $3 for JP). 617-361-4448. No Web site, alas, so you'll still have to stop in first for a menu.
The owners of a chain of "contemporary Asian" restaurants called Buddakan has sued a brand-new "Modern Asian Fusion" restaurant in Brookline called Buddachen for alleged trademark infringement.
Whalehead King reports Dorchester has a new Chinese restaurant called Sizzling Empire Lucky Jade Wok Garden. He posts the main list of ingredients for one of their dishes.