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When I heard that Wu’s was the favorite restaurant of a vegetarian acquaintance, I thought we might give it a try.
Turning up the heat in Westerly
| June 11, 2010
The Web site says “modern Asian bistro” and the other description they’ve put out is “ultra trendy modern Asian cuisine.”
Jae’s grill is reborn with pan-Asian zen
| May 07, 2010
I tend to be skeptical of retail/restaurant combinations. IKEA serves frankfurters and Swedish meatballs, but you'd hardly drive there just to dine.
Indian street-food snacks and more, tucked in the back of a grocery store
MC SLIM JB
| March 05, 2010
The phrase “fusion cuisine” inspires dread in me — I’ve been served too many misconceived culinary mash-ups over the years, usually European sauces awkwardly force-fit onto Asian foundations, or vice-versa.
Mumbai street-food novelties and worthy fusion cuisine
MC SLIM JB
| December 11, 2009
Vinh Sun BBQ and Restaurant
Constrained by a small word count, I often choose restaurants with relatively short menus. I correctly took Vinh-Sun to be a Cantonese "BBQ" specialist, a retailer of roast pork, whole suckling pigs, ducks, and chickens. But it's also a spanking-clean Ch
Cantonese roast meats and much more
MC SLIM JB
| November 27, 2009
Great Taste Bakery and Restaurant
After a series of unimpressive Chinese restaurants (and one Korean place) had vacated the premises, this odd double-storefront reopened with a silly name — and actually delivers on it. All the food we had did taste great!
A Chinatown eatery that lives up to its name
| April 17, 2009
Review: Taam China Glatt Kosher Chinese Cuisine
Theoretically, there could be terrific kosher Chinese restaurants.
The best of its very rare kind
| December 10, 2008
Winsor Dim Sum Café
At most of Boston’s dim-sum palaces, my strategy has always been to sit near the kitchen door, to get the little plates off the cart when they’re hottest.
Dim sum all day and night
| November 05, 2008
For budget-conscious shoppers, the arrival of pumpkin season is a boon.
Turn the fall harvest into a feast
| October 16, 2008
It is woman-owned and gay-friendly in a low-key way.
Low-key enjoyment at Flask
| September 03, 2008
The total Tashi Delek experience is larger than the food or the room, or even the caring service from the lone mid-week waitress.
Fine Tibetan cuisine — freed from Chinese influences
| July 09, 2008
As one of Boston’s first Taiwan-style restaurants, Wisteria House had a 10-year run on Newbury Street. It has now moved its operations to Cambridge.
Newbury Street’s loss is Cambridge’s gain
| June 25, 2008
Retro done right sits well with me, and the refined fusion dishes here can be remarkable.
Refined fusion done right
| June 04, 2008
On two more visits, it became clear that Minsok is mainly a very serious Korean restaurant, rather than a Japanese sushi place.
Skip the sushi, stay for the serious Korean dishes
| May 14, 2008
Had I known that Punjab Palace was related to India Quality, my favorite old-school Indian restaurant, I’d have visited sooner.
A chip off the ol’ baingan bhartha
MC SLIM JB
| May 07, 2008
Ding Ho home
Opening a comedy club in a Cambridge Chinese restaurant was a laughable idea unto itself.
Comedy benefit adds second show
| April 30, 2008
Zoe’s Gourmet Chinese’s braised-beef filets and vegetables with hot chili
It’s hard to imagine that there’s any decent food — much less decent regional Chinese food — to be found on the barren stretch between Inman and Porter squares.
Pleasure to burn
| April 16, 2008
General Tso’s way
Behind every dish lies a story, and behind a cuisine, well, there may be a book.
The path of a Chinese foodie
| March 12, 2008
Senses and sensibility
February is the month of love, and the shortest month on the calendar.
Twenty$pot celebrates Valentine's Day
| February 06, 2008
Chinese restaurants have given us so much flavor and value that it seems almost rude to point out that Boston hasn’t had a lot of luck with making them upscale.
Upscale Asian food done right
| January 30, 2008
Rice Valley is shiny and large.
Old school meets new — with mixed results
| January 09, 2008
If you asked me the secret to Chinese food a couple weeks ago, I might have guessed: MSG?
Leave it to the Chinese to solve the riddle
| December 12, 2007
In many ways, Kingston Station is an inferior version of Gaslight, which I reviewed in this space this past week.
On board, but not yet there
| November 28, 2007
Oil has been discovered in a Brighton backyard.
Powering the anti – fossil fuel revolution, one fried catfish at a time
| November 07, 2007
Grain and Salt
There are three holy grails we seek on the restaurant-review beat.
From the earth, with love
| June 06, 2007
King Fung Garden II
It was with considerable interest that I noticed a new King Fung Garden had opened in Brookline.
Are you ready to join the cult?
| May 09, 2007
Visions of isolation
In Edward Hopper’s world, everyone is lost in an unending rut of office overtime, rattling El trains, cheap fluorescent diners, and bad dates.
Edward Hopper's master works at the MFA
| May 02, 2007
Editors' picks: Food
Spark, Bliss, Pam's Pizza, Duffy's and more.
Best eats in Quahog County, best Thursday night two-fer, best destination dinner, and more
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| April 17, 2007
Lucky House Seafood
For 150 years, Chinese restaurants in America have had different menus, and often different names, in English and Chinese.
Off-the-menu delicacies well worth the hunt
| March 14, 2007
What chicken soup is to the Jewish culture, pho is to the Vietnamese.
Dazzling Southeast Asian variety
| February 28, 2007
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