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Wanted: Authentic German Food!!!

Second this recommendation. We were there last weekend and will be back.

Aug 28, 2014
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Ocean Sushi Melrose

Anyone been? Lotsa very quick super positive reviews.... just sayin...

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant...

Jun 20, 2014
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Fuloon issues?

Yeah geez that is a great slideshow- one I think I would definitely add to the mix is the pork with dried bean curd. As my three year old says, "it tastes of candy!"

Sep 11, 2013
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Fuloon issues?

We have gotten takeout twice in the last two weeks and have thought everything was delicious like usual.

Sep 10, 2013
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Looking for a reuben north of Boston

I've had it- it is good.

Aug 19, 2013
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Sushi Island: Omakase Disappointment

This is totally inconsistent with my many, many omakase experiences at Sushi Island. Its always one piece at a time. Early on I think Junji explained to us that omakase was one piece of a time, and we sort of said "yeah we understand that, thank you." I highly encourage you to give it another try. I will say that I usually make a reservation and say at that time that we would like to do omakase.

Aug 09, 2013
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

J. Pace's new restaurant in Saugus- Rosaria's?

Oh, geez, I am sure it was just a big misunderstanding............

Apr 03, 2013
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

J. Pace's new restaurant in Saugus- Rosaria's?

I have a sense this will not be an especially chowish find but given the love from this board of J. Pace generally perhaps I will be wrong. Anyone been?

Apr 02, 2013
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Oya's Cuban Cafe in Malden: get in there!

This is going to be another rave review. We went last saturday early evening. As others have noted, the scallop/pork belly is really quite amazing and is worth a trip alone. We got that and the cuban "slider" for apps- the latter was also quite good although it could easily be a meal in itself.

For entree's we had the Ropa Vieja and the Imperial con Maduros (a casserole type dish). Both were delicious, especially the latter.

The last thing I will note is the french fries. I like fries, everybody likes fries, etc., but its not exactly at the top of my list of things to order generally or at a Cuban place. Well our almost cranky 3 year old wanted an order and we relented. Man, oh man were these good fries. Clearly hand cut, salted and spiced perfectly, skin on. Just delicious. They come with the Cuban sliders FYI.

Service was attentive and considerate. There was also live cuban music which was not overbearing. The space is quite nice.

This is another real very chow-worthy add to the Malden dining scene. Beer and wine in about a month or so.

Apr 01, 2013
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Oya's Cuban Cafe in Malden: get in there!

I am so glad to hear this- we drove by over the weekend and I popped my head in- elegant space, very friendly staff- very much looking forward to trying it.

Mar 12, 2013
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Fuloon issues?

I have never been to Fuloon when it was anything approaching run-down or not-so-clean. I had one less than stellar take out experience over the summer but 1 out of probably 50 meals is not bad.

Jan 11, 2013
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Globe reports Whole Foods looking to buy chunk of Johnnie's Foodmaster stores

Prediction: 2 years from now we will learn that WFM has not crushed diversity and inclusiveness in all these neighborhoods, nor has it put anyone on the street or forced them to choose between food or medicine.

Nov 01, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Biryani Park Malden....OMG!

Point taken, I follow you and understand your and the mod's position now. Thanks

Oct 31, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Biryani Park Malden....OMG!

From my point of view whether a Boston establishment is perceived, whether by taste or another sense, to use MSG in the preparation of its food would materially influence whether I would like putting said food in my mouth.

Oct 31, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Biryani Park Malden....OMG!

Is it really off topic if you brought up MSG? You claim to be able to taste it with your tongue, and 15% of the population claims to be able to feel it with other senses. I am one of the 15% and I definitely feel something I don't like. Perhaps it is in my head, but what isn't? In any event, I've never felt it at BP after eating there many times.

Oct 31, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

suggestions for good, quiet restaurants in the Boston area and also for the best Chinese restaurant

Should anything be read into the absence of fuloon from this thread? It has been a while...

Oct 27, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Some Interesting Food Goings-Ons in Melrose

There was an article a year or so ago where they analyzed a number of grocery store prices. Whole foods, especially for thier store brands, was not the most expensive. I don't recall how johnies fared but i do recall shaws was all over the map, sometimes far far more expensive. My wife anecdotally has said the same. The quality at wfm is very high. The do sell expensive stuff but you can also get staples for the same money as other grocery stores. I am thrilled they are coming as is literally every one of the probably dozen people I have discussed it with.

Oct 27, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Some Interesting Food Goings-Ons in Melrose

Oct 26, 2012
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The Area's Worst Food Towns

Interesting. What do you mean by your last paragraph?

Oct 23, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

The Area's Worst Food Towns

Everyone I know who lives in Charleston says they love it, and then say they love it subject to this substantial exception.

Oct 23, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Wakefield, MA- Pizza black hole

Wow- we have had the plain cheese pizza a couple times and thought it was quite good. Very thin, crispy crust, good sauce. I'd say it is worth while to try.

Oct 18, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Bob's Italian Food

Fourth. I think it is called the "Deluxe Italian"

Sep 30, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Some Interesting Food Goings-Ons in Melrose

http://mayordolansblog.wordpress.com/...

There has already been a fair bit of discussion regarding Lisa's Family Pizza on this board. Anybody have an info regarding the Melrose Meat Market? I did a little looking around at reviews on Comellas, which were mixed but more positive than negative. Anybody have any experiences with them?

Sep 25, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Fish Seafood in Marlboro

Interesting first post. What other places do you like?

Sep 10, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Globe reports Whole Foods looking to buy chunk of Johnnie's Foodmaster stores

I don't think there is a WF in Saugus-?

Aug 31, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Globe reports Whole Foods looking to buy chunk of Johnnie's Foodmaster stores

Not me. I cannot begin to express how much I would love a Whole Foods in the Melrose market, although I'd strongly prefer the Shaws be bulldozed over the Johnnie's Foodmaster.

Aug 30, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Mexican family restaurant coming to Malden?

We got take out from Tenoch earlier this summer and had a delightful lunchtime gorge-fest with a group of friends. I didn't do the ordering but I think, basically, at least one of "everything" was acquired. It was very good. Not especially complicated but very clean, fresh, well made food.

Aug 28, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Mexican family restaurant coming to Malden?

Just re-reading this post from the top. Do we still think Guad and ML are related?

Aug 27, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

Moulton's Seafood

Yeah I agree on the vegetables!

Aug 10, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area

dirt cheap lobster?

Ditto. We took a bit of a gamble and drove them 7 hours in a cooler to family in upstate new york. The clerk was cautious about whether they would make it (he said they were "kinda weak"), which I appreciate, but they made it fine and people raved about the flavor.

Aug 10, 2012
drbangha in Greater Boston Area