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Shishito Peppers

MC sums it up quite nicely.

Mar 04, 2012
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Shishito Peppers

Ebisuya does carry them on a regular basis. Thank you so much for mentioning Zai. We really need a good yakitori restaurant. Toki closed. Kiyoshi closed. No yakitori = no good.

Mar 04, 2012
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Guchi's Midnight Ramen

There's a restaurant at H-Mart that makes wonderful pork buns. I can't recall the name but it's to the left of were Cho Cho's used to be (btw - they were bought out and have a new name but some dishes remain.)

Feb 24, 2012
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Tepthida Khmer, Lowell MA

I'm a fan of Tepthida Khemer as well. I've posted about it years ago. I also like Pho 88. The shabu shabu is not authentic. They don't have ponzu! It's really just hot pot.

Jan 02, 2012
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Wegmans strategies?

I agree w/Kat on all points. I was underwhelmed by Wegman's.

Dec 30, 2011
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Marzipan stollen

Dec 14, 2011
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Where to dine between Cambridge and Ayer, MA?

La Provence and Paparazzi are both in Concord. Fishbone's in Chelmsford.

Dec 14, 2011
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Craigie on Main Burger Question

I'm glad you wrote that. I have yet to try the burger but I can see how it could come out tasting like that.

Oct 26, 2011
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Has anyone tried Otto Pizza yet (Harvard Sq)?

I tried a few slices a few months back. It's good but not great pizza. It's not worth a special trip.

Oct 26, 2011
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Indian Grocery: Patel Bros. VS Waltham India

Waltham India is a much more impressive place than Patel Bros. I shopped at both recently and I much preferred the much larger two-level Waltham India.

Oct 25, 2011
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

6/9/10 The Clam Box of Ipswich: NOW I Get It: Unquestionably the Best!

Does Clam Box close for the season or is it open year round? If so, when does it close and re-open?

Oct 24, 2011
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Myers and Chang - disappointing

Same experience here - disappointed and underwhelmed.

Jul 24, 2011
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Foodie moving to Westford

All the Indians I know go to the Pongal in Billerica. I have been several times and I can attest that it's the best. On Sundays, about 90% of the clientele are Indian families. But it's about the food. It's fresh and they have a great selection unlike the crappy Kebab and India Palace. I have not tried Pongal 2 in Sudbury yet but I'd imagine they are just as good. Monsoon is more expensive than those crappy restaurants but they have better food. Pongal is on a different and higher level than Monsoon.

Apr 23, 2011
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Zing Pizza in Porter Square: any reviews?

Zing is absolutely terrible pizza. There are so many better options, there is no need to bother with that place.

Mar 30, 2011
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

New Japanese Fish Market: Sakanaya

I stopped by Sakanaya today. It is indeed EXCELLENT. We have to support this guy. Sakanaya is a gem!

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Sakanaya
75 Linden St, Boston, MA 02134

Mar 20, 2011
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Cafe Istanbul'lu

Do they have donner kebab?

Mar 18, 2011
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Help me plan my own chocolate tour!

In addition to L.A. Burdicks, Taza, and Cafe Fleuri, add Chocolee (where is she now?), and Teuscher on Newbury St.

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Burdick's
Cambridge, MA, Cambridge, MA

Cafe Fleuri
250 Franklin St., Boston, MA 02110

Feb 15, 2011
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Nostalgic for cheddar cheese pizza

There's also a place in W. Acton called New London Style Pizza. Is Cheddar's Pizzeria in Fresh Pond / Cambridge still around?

Feb 09, 2011
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Shasito peppers (sp?)

Try Ebisuya Market in Medford.

http://www.japanesefoodreport.com/200...

Feb 05, 2011
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Modern Pastry

I really like Modern Pastry BUT #1 in the country is pretty pathetic. Anyways, the MEDFORD location is currently closed for major renovations. I look forward to a better cafe. I REALLY hope that they improve their coffee. It's terrible.

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Modern Pastry
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA

Jan 15, 2011
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Who is taking Ken Ramen's place?

Cafe Mami is taking over for Ken Ramen. Apparently, they bought his recipes so they will be serving ramen. At least that's the rumor... We'll see. I've been going to Sapporo Ramen lately. It has gotten to be quite good. They also have some new Japanese-Chinese dishes like Tan Tan Men, Ebi Chili and Mapo Dofu.

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Cafe Mami
1815 Massachusetts Ave Ste M4, Cambridge, MA 02140

Sapporo Ramen
1815 Massachusetts Ave Ste M5, Cambridge, MA 02140

Jan 12, 2011
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

ISO Raw Shelled Pistachios

Fastachi is the "nut" destination.

http://www.fastachi.com

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Fastachi
598 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA

Dec 05, 2010
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Fugakyu Alternative

Shiki is one of the only authentic Japanese restaurants in that area. I think it's your best bet.

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Shiki
9 Babcock Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Dec 02, 2010
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Framingham Center Restaurants?

Aegean is excellent. There's also Sichuan Gourmet and in nearby Natick is Oga's sushi.

http://www.aegeanrestaurants.com/aege...

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Sichuan Gourmet
1004 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

Nov 30, 2010
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Mexican Coke

Flat Patties has it in Harvard Sq.

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Flat Patties
81 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Nov 30, 2010
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Pizzeria Regina vs. Pizzeria Regina

Fellow Foodies... Other than the ambience, is there any "objective" reason why the original Thatcher St. location is any better than the others? I haven't been in years so I can't remember why the North End location serves up a better pie. Help me out here or bust the myth.

Nov 20, 2010
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Did Uburger jump the shark?

I agree! However, Flat Patties did change their bun. I'd have try them both again for a fair comparison. Hmmm...

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Flat Patties
81 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Nov 01, 2010
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Wild Willy's Coming to Quincy

I went to Wild Willy's once and left unimpressed. Not bad but nothing great like UBurger or Flat Patties. You would think UBurger would open up there because the founders own The Clambox.

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Flat Patties
81 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Wild Willy's
46 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472

Nov 01, 2010
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Japanese groceries?

The best is Ebisuya in Medford followed by Japan Village Mart in Brookline. Neither Super 88/HK nor H-Mart offer the selection of Japanese products as those two. Ebisuya has a really great fresh fish department with nice cuts of fish, sashimi as well as a sushi bar.

Oct 23, 2010
robertlf in Greater Boston Area

Asian supermarkets in the Boston area?

There's Ebisuya in Medford. They have a couple of cases of prepared foods but not a great selection.

Oct 18, 2010
robertlf in Greater Boston Area