Cook's Illustrated editor by day, farmer's market wandering/softball-playing/Thai food craving book nerd by night.
Oops, my mistake on the Squares--mixed them up in my head. Thanks for the correction.
To me, Bagelsaurus outshines Iggy's by leaps and bounds (and I'm a fan of Iggy's bread). I also really like Rosenfeld's, and agree they're the best NY-ish bagels in the Boston area.
In Boston, I'm fairly sure Mei Mei Food Truck has (or has had) pork belly buns sometimes. That said, they're certainly more common truck food in other cities.
I thought the bibimbap portion was pretty good. Definitely more than 1/2 cup of rice and I'd say at least 1/4 cup of meat. Didn't feel skimpy to me.
Thanks, @scalfin! Sounds great.
I can personally attest that this cake is fantastic! So glad you surrendered the recipe :)
@jkaww: check out slide #10: Christina's khulfi.
made this last night. terrific--especially on hard-boiled eggs. (thanks, adri.)
finsbigfan: pad se ew is fresh wide rice noodles, chinese broccoli, sliced meat (often pork or chicken, i'd say), and egg that's stir-fried in a smoking-hot wok and lightly coated with a sweet-salty dark soy–based sauce. the best versions have good wok char flavor. often has white pepper sprinkled over top and it's served with chile vinegar on the side. to my noodle-crazed heart, it's one of the best creations on the planet. if you have a thai restaurant nearby, there's a good chance it's in the noodle section of the menu.
Thanks! I did take the photos, though credit really goes to my smart camera. And as far as I'm concerned, it's never too early for a bowl of fresh seafood :)
Ha. If they did, I'd be hightailing it to Jersey right now.
I have two current favorites for banh mi: Mei Sum, Inc. Bakery on Beach St in Chinatown (right across from Pho Hoa) for the fried tofu; Pho Viet in Super 88 in Allston for the grilled pork.
Are you taking recipe requests? If so:
Homemade chow fun
Pad ka na moo krob
Glad you're here!
Spicy garlic paste is pretty much just a good chile-garlic paste. Spicy, punchy, and fresh-tasting.
@Will Gordon: Haven't been; is it on Exchange St? I think I walked by there. No-go? There are so many good places up there, I can never get through my list.
This is one of those "tough job, but somebody's gotta do it" assignments, eh? Nice work.
If you're not here to bake them for me, I guess your recipe is the next best thing.
: ) Nice start, lady.
I should note that these sandwiches are really sizeable. Eating any of them may do you plenty for breakfast and lunch.
Forgot to mention it's only on the dinner menu. Just FYI.
So, so glad you posted this. Thank you!
Dumplings wrapped in fresh noodles. Favorite food groups collide!
Recipe to follow, yes?
I have to sincerely apologize about leaving Chilmark Chocolates off this list. Completely unintentional. My family and I are there regularly--especially in the middle of the summer when they dip fresh local berries in chocolate.
I think the recipe link isn't working--but would love this recipe!
Love the soup dumplings (and the noodle dishes with pork and pickled cabbage) here, but can't decide if I like them quite as much as the ones at Dim Sum Garden in Philly's Chinatown. Close call though.