Is New England the heart of American pupu platter culture? The classic American-Chinese appetizer plate holds an assortment of grilled meats and fried appetizers, often placed around a Sterno flame. It shows up a lot around Boston, and while the pupu platter is far from authentic Chinese, there are some tasty ones out there, according to a recent Chowhound discussion.
Gabatta thinks Golden Temple in Brookline makes a great version, and KevinJF agrees, calling it "tops for Americanized Chinese food." But Golden Temple's pupu platter leaves CookieLee cold, since it shows up on a tray, without the flames. "What's the fun in that?"
Golden Temple [Brookline]
1651 Beacon Street, Brookline
Kowloon [North Shore]
948 Broadway, Saugus
Chung King Rick's Café [Merrimack Valley]
446 Boston Road, Billerica
Mandarin Reading [North Shore]
296 Salem Street, Reading
Billy Tse Restaurant [North End]
240 Commercial Street, Boston
Billy Tse Restaurant [North Shore]
441 Revere Street, Revere