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... Read more
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
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
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
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.
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,... Read more
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
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. ...
The Globe reports on the not-Kowloon place, the old Weylu.
It's amazing what a change of ownership can do. Ian Lamont reports from the no longer barren Chinese supermarket:
... [W]e visited Super 88 this weekend after having lunch at the excellent Japanese ramen place adjacent to the food court, and were surprised to see fully stocked shelves, Cantopop playing in the aisles, and items like fuzzy squash, frozen duck (head on), and Cow... Read more
David runs down all the Chinese restaurants within three miles of Out of Town News, finds all of them lacking. Mary Chung, he notes, is just outside his Circle of Desolation:
It's 3.2 miles along Mass Ave - give or take â€“ between Mary Chung and Qing Dao Garden, and as far as I'm concerned, thereâ€™s not much to eat Chinese-wise along that strip,... Read more
Boston Licensing Board Chairman Daniel Pokaski said today he would oppose a request to extend the hours of a new Chinese take-out place on Harvard Avenue from midnight to 3 a.m. unless he hears support from nearby residents.
The board put off any action on a request from Unique Chinese, 145 Harvard Ave., until after a meeting next week of the Allston Civic Association. The... Read more
Lawn Guylander who finds herself stuck in Boston seeks help getting Italian and Chinese food in Boston of the sort that can only be found in New York because the water's different or something (oh, wait, that's bagels).
And one other thing: "I need some advice from other New Yorkers ONLY."