Chinese food

By - 9/20/12 - 10:46 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports city officials shut a Chinese restaurant on Blue Hill Avenue yesterday after inspectors found its kitchen air vent clogged with grease - and its basement clogged with rats and cockroaches.

The Fire Department in particular has paid close attention to the condition of restaurant air vents since the 2007 Tai Ho fire in West Roxbury, which started in a...Read more

By - 8/30/12 - 10:20 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that started in a stove at the Ga Ga Seafood Restaurant, 25 Tyler St., went to two alarms after it was reported at 9:46 a.m.

The fire displaced 24 residents living in seven apartments above the restaurant and did an estimated $300,000 in damage - to the restaurant and six nearby businesses - the department says....Read more

By - 7/27/12 - 12:08 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a Meridian Street Chinese restaurant to shut for seven days after police once again found it serving food after it was supposed to be closed for the night.

The board levied the unusually stiff punishment against Canton Eatery, 339 Meridian St. after a hearing Tuesday at which police responding to neighborhood complaints about disturbances near the place found...Read more

By - 7/23/12 - 11:09 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk gets some details on Ming Tsai's proposed Blue Dragon restaurant.Read more

By - 5/29/12 - 7:29 am

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?

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By - 4/6/12 - 9:02 am

Armed with an April food-truck schedule, David at Limeduck is attempting to sample the offerings from each truck. He starts with a visit to the venerable Savory Food Truck 1, which was dishing up Chinese food at MIT probably long before anybody at Clover was even born:

Yep, that's the stuff. Fried rice, a layer of bulk-adding cost-cutting cabbage, no more than three

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By - 11/1/11 - 8:10 pm

Marianna asks:

Any reccomendations for EDIBLE chinese delivery in Allston? "Good" would be even better!

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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?

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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


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

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.

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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.Read more

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

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