Chowdown: Golden Garden
63 Concord Av
Belmont MA 02478
A Chowhound Dirty Dozen assembled at Golden Garden despite CH moderators' best efforts to thwart our socializing in the era of social networking. You know what I'm talking about b***hes!
The buzz being so strong about Golden Garden, a number of other CH'ers filed in with DCs throughout the evening! We saw at least 20 CH'ers by the time the evening was out.
We sampled 11 dishes over 2 tables. While each table received some must try dishes, such as the "better than Wang's", "best in Boston" Pork, Shrimp and Leek (Chive) Dumplings, the Cucumber and Fresh Garlic with added Jellyfish upon Tatsu's request, and also the outstanding Leek (Chive) Pie, each table ventured upon their own path.
Some of the big hits of the night were the Sautéed Cumin Lamb with Spicy Sauce, with it's surprising but delicious use of caraway seeds, and even more primordial, the Lamb "Teriyaki", which I knew was going to be good, but it really sailed out of the park. People tore at them like cavemen. Best version I've seen.
I'll leave commentary open to the floor here on the Sour Cabbage with Steamed Bacon, Sautéed Potato with Spicy Sauce, the surprisingly piquant Wood Ear Mushroom, the table 1 surprise hit, Pork Intestine with Spicy Sauce, Five Flavor Beef cold app, and the Stir Fried Calamari with Spicy Sauce. We even spied some Bamboo Shoots in Chili Oil and Sauteed String Beans over at the table of latecomer lipoff and his DCs! Good opening vibes for this isolated, yet convenient, stretch of Concord Av near the Cambridge border.
Pics? Oh we got pics. Pick your path, normal flickr or full-on salivation in full-screen slideshow mode! Description furnished with every picture for your convenience.
63 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478