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Sunrise Haitian Cuisine Somerville

Out of those three I've only been to Sunrise. I like Bon Apetit in Mattapan better. Would you recommend Sunrise over Highland Cuisine and Blessings?

Apr 16, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Making ramen at home

Til Kenji is James

Apr 06, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Best beef tartare?

Gored gored at Habesha in Malden (assuming you mean "raw beef dish" and not necessarily with tartar sauce). Otherwise, I will say I like the version at Eastern Standard a lot more than many of the ones served at "classy yuppie bar" type places which tend to be too mayonnaise-heavy for my taste

Apr 05, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Go To Thai?

this (a non-bland version) was Floating Rock's claim to fame before their tragic tale of relocation and phonyfication ended in ruin

Apr 05, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Go To Thai?

Also had som tam at E-Sarn (hold the crabs) and thought it was OK but S&I is better. Asked for a spicy dish with moo krob, they said we don't have any but try the chicken, ended up receiving a fairly spicy dry-ass chicken breast, breaded and fried in big slices, not good. The chicken that comes with their "E-Sarn special combo" (fried chicken and som tam) is more like american-chinese takeout wings than it is like gai tod (didn't taste much seasoning).

Mar 28, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

MDM Noodles. It's the Sound of the Mian 面條 working at the Henan Gang

The left over washed dough is the gluten, which is either added to the liang pi for texture, or as you can see on the menu, served a la carte as a hot pot ingredient.

Mar 22, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Oisa Ramen Pop Up Tickets on Sale NOW

I have nothing against the principle of paying a high price for a uniquely high quality product. It was just that I have no way of knowing whether this is indeed a high quality product. With an established shop there is a brand with a reputation, these popup events usually seem to be riding a buzz without a lot of regard for the quality of the thing.

Mar 21, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

MDM Noodles. It's the Sound of the Mian 面條 working at the Henan Gang

couldn't get a table

Mar 21, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

MDM Noodles. It's the Sound of the Mian 面條 working at the Henan Gang

yes

MDM Noodles. It's the Sound of the Mian 面條 working at the Henan Gang

Hey wow, la mian returns to Boston after many years of none. Looking forward to seeing what they've got, thanks for posting!

EDIT: oh I see, "hand pulled noodle" here is hui mian, not la mian. Still nobody slapping noodles on a table in Boston!

Mar 19, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area
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Oisa Ramen Pop Up Tickets on Sale NOW

Can anyone explain this? Who is successfully demanding $25 prepaid for ramen + gyoza?

Mar 18, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

The Rise of Boston: America's Next Great Food Town

* Beans and cod: check
* Chowder: check
* "Beantown", without irony: check

Is this the worst restaurant in Boston?

Mar 17, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Mays fusion cuisine in Brighton? closed?

Mays Cafe in Allston? I went once about 10 years ago, it was more notable before the flourishing of cheap student-friendly Taiwanese-based eats in the area. Not sure if still open.

Mar 14, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Seafood Dim Sum recs

I don't agree that HLM has declined. In fact, after a couple years of almost never getting cart dim sum, I ate at HLM on a few weekends in December and January and thought they were doing really well, maybe better than a few years ago. Also it never seems to be too crowded since they opened the second level.

They serve dim sum for breakfast and lunch every day.

If you are some kind of serious vegetarian, be aware that many items may be prepared with pork or chicken fat.

Mar 10, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Indian Food?

You should try the search again, there's 133 results for "indian" in the last year on this board. I personally have posted in a number of "best indian options" threads in the past year or two...

Mar 04, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Sushi in Portland in 2015?

The proprietor and itamae at Sushi Takahashi 2 is a Japanese guy. I would say the establishment is notable for its good value and no-frills, honest presentation.

Mar 03, 2015
Luther in Metro Portland

Best Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich around

McGriddle.

Feb 25, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Brunch at Island Creek-Anyone Been?

Pastry basket was mixed quality, overall pretty good. Last time I went was Fall 2014 and they had the AC cranked up way too high, diners next to us were asking waitstaff to turn it down, which never happened. I had an egg/grits/greens/sausage poached kind of dish which I found OK but overall a bit watery with the sauce and greens. Drip coffee was fine. There are a few other options for brunch with shellfish that you might consider first. I haven't been to the newish Commonwealth Cambridge brunch but they do have dollar oysters.

Feb 25, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Dinner near W hotel?

JM Curley is less than 10 minutes walk, and many consider their burger to be the best around

Feb 24, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Bars/Restaurants that start with "X" or "Y"?

And I'm sure you could make those names sound different in a variety of languages... but Peach Farm and HK Eatery are HK style restaurants and they are Cantonese speaking.

Feb 18, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Anybody been to the newly opened Santouka Ramen in Harvard Square yet?

yeah they do

Feb 16, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Anybody been to the newly opened Santouka Ramen in Harvard Square yet?

Excellent job keeping the chain's high quality consistent. Ramen A+. Service is just awful. Worth it.

Feb 16, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Anybody been to the newly opened Santouka Ramen in Harvard Square yet?

There are always long lines at popular ramen places in Japan... but they generally don't seat 50 people. On the other hand, there's more than 2-3 acceptable sources of ramen per million people...

Feb 14, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Bars/Restaurants that start with "X" or "Y"?

YoMa

also I guess there are Yardhouse near Fenway and Yenching in Harvard Sq

Feb 09, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

7 days of different Ramen in Boston, found a new champ!

Santouka opens Wednesday

Feb 08, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Best Little Restaurant, formerly Ho Yuen Ting, in Chinatown

I'll add my favorite (and why they didn't go for a literal translation is beyond me, what a missed opportunity)

Quick Pic BBQ - Fat Boy Meats

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also a correction
Peach Farm - Little Peach Orchard

Feb 06, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Best Little Restaurant, formerly Ho Yuen Ting, in Chinatown

I don't know what the original Chinese was, Ho Yuen-Ting could be a woman's name 何婉婷... current chinese name is Yat Ding Hou 一定好 "Gotta Be Good"

Feb 05, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Best Little Restaurant, formerly Ho Yuen Ting, in Chinatown

Agreed, still serving exemplary "dai pai dong" type Hong Kong style food in a comfortable setting, good fast service and good prices. Also they will go over to the fish market next door and cook up whatever's fresh on request

Feb 02, 2015
Luther in Greater Boston Area

Vietnamese in Boston

Best pho is Pho 2000, I also like their 7 course beef and bo kho noodles. I don't know if your guests are fancy people or you want to impress them or anything, but if they just like good food and want to eat Vietnamese food I don't think they would be unhappy.

Best banh mi is at Ba Le up the street, they also have lots of fun deli goodies of the sweet and savory variety.

I went to Thao Ngoc once for a weekend lunch and got the much-hyped clams with peanuts, they had no salt and were chewy and covered with a lot of tough, thickly sliced raw basil, I didn't like it at all. Also had a jellyfish salad that suffered from similar problems, I like the Pho 2000 version better. Maybe it was an off time.