Chinese food

By - 11/16/09 - 10:54 pm

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 – between Mary Chung and Qing Dao Garden, and as far as I'm concerned, there’s not much to eat Chinese-wise along that strip, which encompasses three of the major squares of Cambridge. Sort of disgraceful, don't you think? ...

By - 10/14/09 - 12:46 pm

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 association meets at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Honan Allston Library, 300 North Harvard St., and has the restaurant's hours on its agenda.

By - 10/11/09 - 10:58 pm

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."

By - 10/8/09 - 10:56 am

The owner of Unique Chinese, where Dragon Wok used to be, 145 Harvard Ave., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week to seek permission to extend its closing hours from midnight to 3 a.m.

The hearing starts at 10 a.m. on Weds., Oct. 14 in City Hall Room 809A.

By - 10/4/09 - 5:21 pm

Look what's hanging from the front of one of Rozzie's gazillion nondescript Chinese take-out places (on Belgrade Avenue near Walworth):

Taiwanese food

So could be cool, although that's what I said when Roslindale's only Vietnamese take-out place opened at that location, too.

Just yesterday:
Roslindale to get jazz cafe.

By - 9/16/09 - 9:24 am

NaturalBlog presents the unified law of dim sum consumption:

... As you can see, the target for consumption is $10 per person, though that's tough to aim for since no one knows what anything costs. The standard deviation is $1. If you eat $14 worth as I did some time ago, you are four standard deviations away, meaning you must skip four meals for your body to feel normal again. ...

By - 7/21/09 - 1:48 pm

The Boston Licensing Board holds a hearing on Wednesday, July 29 to decide whether to let Mandarin House, 633 Hyde Park Ave. stay open until 1 a.m., Monday through Saturday (currently, it closes at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday).

Has anybody ever tried it? I have to admit we don't tend to stray from Golden House on Washington Street.

By - 6/14/09 - 10:09 am

FoodieMommy puts in a vote for Green Tea off Rte. 9 and Eliot Street in Newton:

... Rather than ordering dim sum from carts, at Green Tea you choose off of an extensive menu. Although you don't get the instant gratification of eating what you pointed as, as you do at Chau Chow City or China Pearl, the food is made to order. This means that the chicken wings (my 3 year old's favorite) were piping hot, crisp and moist. ...

By - 6/1/09 - 7:11 am

Richard Auffrey much enjoyed the food at Myers and Chang:

... After my initial visit, which went very well, I returned again yesterday afternoon for lunch, to try some more dishes. That second visit was as pleasing as the first time. There will certainly be a third visit, and a fourth, fifth, etc. ...

By - 2/21/09 - 9:05 pm

Boston Police report a violent food fight at Chau Chow Restaurant, 83 Essex St., left three people with stab wounds and one guy with a large gash from the plate that came flying into his head while he was trying to eat, shortly before 3 a.m.

By - 1/11/09 - 4:46 pm
Spring Blossom gone

Spring Blossom never really seemed to recover from the loss of business during the extended VFW Parkway sewer project. And now it's gone, forcing Westie types to drive into Dedham or South Brookline if they want more than just takeout.

By - 12/24/08 - 4:16 pm

Seth Gitell, whom I'm betting was eating Chinese food on Christmas long before "A Christmas Story" came out, rounds 'em up.

David Weinberger, meanwhile, explains why Christmas is actually a lovely time for the sort of people who would go out for Chinese:

By - 8/21/08 - 10:50 pm

One thing Roslindale doesn't lack is Chinese take-out places. So it was kind of surprising to see yet another one open up, this one at the fortuitously numbered 888 South Street, where Tex's used to be, across from the old Longfellow School.

The other day, I gave Hong Kong Cafe 888 a try for lunch.

By - 7/3/08 - 8:20 am

Boston Chomps explains why that's Shangri La in Belmont.

By - 5/19/08 - 9:13 pm

Where Tex's Barbecue used to be, across from the former Longfellow School. Key question: Will it be just another take-out place or will they actually have seats? And, yes, I know, technically, you could actually eat at Golden House, but why?

By - 4/23/08 - 4:40 pm

Jason wonders just what's in the menu he got in his mailbox yesterday - and whether it's better than the Old Ho Toy.

By - 3/12/08 - 9:59 pm
Eastern Pier

Just a hunch, but I bet that when Fan Pier is all built out, this waterfront Chinese place won't be around to share in the success.

By - 2/4/08 - 2:46 pm

Brookline Police charge a local man with gau'ing berserk at the Golden Temple on Beacon Street early Friday morning:

Upon arrival [officers] observed the kitchen to be in disarray with dozens of broken plates, prepared food, and other items scattered on the floor. Mr. Homan was placed under arrest and brought to the police station. Fallon ambulance determined that they were going to transport him to Beth Israel Hospital. While the subject was being escorted to a room he slapped a nurse across the face and became very belligerent. During a struggle to restrain the subject, he also managed to hit the officers.

Also in Brookline, police report that when they responded to 229 St. Paul St., where some new residents moving in were reporting the theft of their stuff, they noticed a resident of the building carrying a stereo into his apartment. They asked to take a look and when he said yes, they discovered the missing items. Busted.

Kung Pow I.

Innocent until proven guilty.

By - 12/17/07 - 8:01 am

Jason McIntosh is loving the unassuming Chinese place in Porter Square:

... I just now had their eggplant chicken dish and the eggplant portion was represented by large, even slices that were still vibrant purple on one side, where many other places would have opted for colorless blobs of mush. This is the sort of thing that gets me very excited. And the chicken part was made of succulent and tender strips, not gloopy chunkulets. ...

By - 11/29/07 - 5:43 pm

The West Roxbury Transcript alerts us to the news that some Chinese-restaurant group this month named Tai Ho in West Roxbury one of the 100 best Chinese take-out places in America.

Only problem: Tai Ho burned to the ground in August, killing two Boston firefighters in the process.