Just had a tried Gene's new dish that I had been hoping he would add to his menu for a long time now. It was cumin lamb cut very thinly and stir fried with sweet onion and bell peppers served over his infamous hand pulled noodles with a little chili oil, topped with sprouts and cilantro. The flavor of the lamb really comes thru well in this dish as it's juices become one with the chili oil forming a flavorful sauce for the noodles to slosh in. Best dish he has put on his menu to date IMO.
I was the only person eating so he came out and chatted like he always does. He told me he is opening a new restaurant on Bedford St in downtown crossing. He explained that it is about halfway between Chinatown and Downtown crossing so he should be able to pull both crowds. He plans to open sometime early July as the space is ready and all permitted, just waiting for some paperwork to be finalized. At first, he is going to do lunch only. He is going to split the time with his wife running the restaurant while running the Chelmsford location at the same time. He wants to feed people in Boston and he is very excited about this new venture. He is also happy the Bostonian's will not have to drive out to Chelmsford to get his food as they are a large part of his clientele.
Boston, you should be very excited about this, I know I would be. This man knows his craft and really truly cares about his food and what people think about the food. I will venture to say that this place is going to become a favorite of many soon and a HUGE success. Go Gene Go, and keep smiling!