On Boston's Hidden Restaurants(!), Marc describes a recent dinner at the world's largest Chinese restaurant:
... I ordered the flaming ambrosia, which is made as follows: Hollow out a pineapple; put a bunch of chicken fingers inside; fill the pineapple to the top with duck sauce; insert pineapple chunks and maraschino cherries; pour alcohol over the whole thing; set it all on fire. ...
Kowloon has a series of delightfully cheesy cable-TV commercials. My favorites are the kid who wants to have his bah mitzvah there, the guy in the lobster suit and Ribs II (Ribs I is just, well, boring). When you click on one, wait a minute or so for it to download; otherwise, watching it will be very painful.
Eat and Destroy explains why:
No matter where you go for dim sum, you will have to wait, so you might as well wait outside Hei La Moon.
Boston Chomps enjoys the dim sum at Hei La Moon on Beach Street in Chinatown:
... We also had the chicken feet. I promise it sounds more glamorous in mandarin. Its direct translation would be phoenix's claw. I'm not usually a big fan since the claws freak me out! I like that at Hei La Moon, they chop the feet up into little pieces so you forget that you're eating feet. ...
Dave Copeland braves Kowloon - you know, the mega-gigantic Chinese restaurant on Rte. 1 in Saugus (of course). He went for the comedy, stayed for the food:
... The menu is expansive, full of lead-laden dishes from a variety of different countries and culinary styles, with PuPu platters that drop to the bottom of your stomach like a brick and sushi that is, at best, suspect. ...
On Boston Chomps, Mini-Me reports enjoying Sichuan Garden on Washington Street - once the burning stopped:
... As soon as we order the dish, the waiter returns with a jugful of water and slams it on our table. He figures we're amateurs. Hrmmp We'll show him! But boy were we wrong. Turns out this innocent looking chicken is deep fried in every chilli and peppercorn known to man. The tiny piece I ate set my whole mouth on fire. My poor tongue was numb for a good 20 minutes. ...
Dim Sum Times consists pretty much of photos of food, bills and diners at Boston-area dim-sum places.
Karl reminds us why Kowloon is on Rte. 1 in Saugus - it just wouldn't fit anywhere else:
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