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Zongzi (chinese rice dumplings) near Northborough, MA (Worcester area)

Try Nancy Chang's in Worcester or maybe The Red Lantern.

Nancy Chang Restaurant
372 Chandler St, Worcester, MA 01602

Red Lantern
235 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA 01604

Jul 24, 2010
WooChx in Southern New England

Katie Johnston Chase- Boston Globe reviewer

Can anyone tell me what qualifications Katie Johnston Chase has as a food critic? As a writer, I get it. She has written about DNA, iPods, and theatre reviews that have been so off base they have been blogged about with titles such as "criticizing the critic". Deemed "the Globe's hapless reviewer" she has said that the Cheesecake Factory is better than Beehive, claims "Icarus falls short", and that the Aquitaine Group should have paid more attention to the food at Gaslight than to the decor. Of course her bio for The Globe's Flipside states that "Katie Johnston Chase likes dive bars, old country music, and pop art that has something to say." maybe the reason she can't seem to enjoy a meal at any of Bostons finer restaurants is because they don't reek of stale beer and cigarettes.

Dec 21, 2007
WooChx in Food Media & News

What is Brazilian Pizza?

Last night my Brazilian neighbor invited me over for what she said was "Brazilian Pizza" -- It was SO good!!! I tried to get all of the ingredients, but she doesn't speak much English. She used a store bought ready made crust, but confirmed that with more time she would have made her own thin crust. She spread ketchup and mayonaise on the crust, covered it with shredded ham, mozzerella cheese and sliced tomatoes. Then baked as usual. Everytime I go to her house she has made something deliciously fattening and it always seems to incorporate mayonaise and ketchup. She showed me the mayo jar, it's a Brazilian brand that is more tangy than the American versions which tend to be sweet. I'm sure that as with any country different regions prepare food in different ways. Think of how many types of pizza there are in the U.S -- Chicago, Greek, thin crust, thick, brick oven, California, etc. I'm sure Brazil has a million different varieties too, but this one was simple and fabulous - I will certainly be making it again!!

Oct 27, 2007
WooChx in General Topics