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Jin for Cantonese

noodlely | | Jun 2, 2008 06:02 AM

Since we live on the northshore and not huge fans of Su Changs we went to Jin's. Su Changs is good in a pinch but they don't have a lot of Cantonese food on the menu and lately its been hit or miss on taste. At Jin's there was only a handful of Chinese families not there for hot pot. The Hot Pot section was packed. We ordered off the Chinese menu (its in english and chinese) so make sure you ask for it (also we ordered in Cantonese so I am not sure if the names of the dishes are the same). We ordered Hong Kong style seafood chow mein (its crunchy with sauce). There were huge scallops, shrimp and chinese broccoli on top. Salted chicken with crushed ginger dip. Which as expected was salty and its traditionally served warm. I haven't had this dish in years but it seemed a little saltier than normal. Oysters in scallions and ginger. The oysters were large and served in a sizzling clay pot. A large serving of black bean clams which was good. We also ordered salted fish and chicken fried rice which is an acquired taste if you have never had it. It was all excellent and so much more convenient than going to chinatown or quincy. I think the dishes were buy one get one 50% off. The oyster dish and the chow mein were the best dishes. It was nice to get some good Cantonese food close to home.

We went to jin's a few months ago for Chinese new year and ordered more traditional new year dishes like gingered lobster, whole fish, noodles etc (those were all excellent on that visit as well). On both visits it was chinese families only in the "ordering off the menu" section of the restaurant.