Chinese food

By - 7/1/11 - 12:38 pm

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... Read more

By - 6/27/11 - 11:47 am

Susan B. asks:

I am craving good, quality Chinese food and I have no idea where to go in Boston/Allston/Brookline. Any suggestions?

By - 6/26/11 - 12:26 pm

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... Read more

By - 6/11/11 - 5:57 pm

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... Read more

By - 5/5/11 - 5:15 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today rolled back the legal closing time of Canton Eatery, 339 Meridian St. for selling and delivering food after it was legally required to be closed.

For the next six months, the restaurant has to shut at 1 a.m., the board ruled, adding the restaurant can reapply for a 2 a.m. closing time after that.

The board voted to... Read more

By - 4/22/11 - 3:37 pm

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

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By - 2/25/11 - 3:24 pm

Dumplings

Gourmet Dumpling House on Beach Street in Chinatown feels you have a right to know.

By - 2/10/11 - 11:47 am

The Small Boston Kitchen reports on a Chinese New Year celebration last night at the newly re-opened Dumpling Cafe on Washington Street downtown:

The steamed dumplings were so soft and tender, each bite packed with the flavors of fresh vegetables and various meats.

By - 1/4/11 - 5:40 pm

Seven Star Street

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.

You can already take a look at Seven... Read more

By - 11/4/10 - 6:03 am

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.

By - 11/3/10 - 6:46 pm

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... Read more

By - 9/25/10 - 2:01 pm

Dead King?

The King on Centre Street in West Roxbury was shut tight at lunch today. Plus, it has a small sign in the window advertising the impending arrival of what just sounds like a Chinese restaurant. So no more good, cheap Middle Eastern food on Centre? Oh, well,... Read more

By - 9/6/10 - 12:18 pm

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

... Read more
By - 5/7/10 - 12:15 pm

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).... Read more

By - 3/16/10 - 8:20 pm

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.

Although Buddakan only has outlets in Philadelphia, Atlantic City and New York, it alleges people would be confused by Buddachen, which opened just this month at 1223 Beacon St. in Brookline (site of the former Jae's).... Read more

By - 2/11/10 - 8:01 am

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.

By - 2/1/10 - 3:27 pm

Joanne Chang of Myers + Chang responds to a Yelp review that not only accuses it of de-grittifying the South End but of being offensive to Asians, to boot.

By - 1/30/10 - 1:01 pm

Paul Levy reports he wasn't the only one in Chef Chang's on Beacon Street yesterday for a last meal before the place closes forever (in his case, two last meals - he went for lunch, returned for dinner):

There were so many customers in the last few days that they ran out of Peking duck, the house specialty. A special shipment was brought in,

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By - 1/17/10 - 8:23 pm

We tried the new P.F. Chang's in Legacy Place in Dedham today and are left with a single question: Why?

Why, in a big city like Boston, with plenty of actual Chinese restaurants, would anybody go there?

The food was OK (bonus points for the chicken and shrimp in the wonton soup; minus points for egg-drop soup that tasted more like beef broth than egg).... Read more

By - 1/10/10 - 12:01 pm

Cleary Squared remembers the Beacon Street restaurant, about to transmogrify into another Chinese restaurant:

... The sweet and sour chicken at Chef Chang's House is the yardstick to compare restaurant sweet and sour chicken made at Chinese restaurants. ...

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