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King Fung Garden Brookline report

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King Fung Garden Brookline report

lemondrop | Mar 19, 2006 08:03 PM

I became intrigued about King Fung Garden after reading this board. Luckily, I just live around the corner from the newly-opened one in Brookline. I've never been to the Chinatown one so I can't really compare the 2 branches. Here's what my roomie and I got:

(1) Peking ravioli (6 for $3.95 or 10 for $5.95): absolutely delicious!!! Too bad I only got 6 since I wanted to taste them first. The best dumplings I've ever had anywhere. They use thick homemade wonton wrappers. It was chewy and crispy at the same time. It comes with this really really good sweet sauce. I highly recommend this (as many of you do too). Does anyone know if they sell their homemade dumpling wrappers uncooked?

(2) Shanghai noodle soup ($4.75): thick homemade noodles with shredded cabbage and beef strips. The noodles were cooked perfectly, not too soggy like other places. The flavor was mild and not overbearing.

(3) Wonton noodle soup ($5.25): thinner homemade noodles (like fettucine) with vegetables and wonton. It was good but I preferred the Shanghai noodle soup over this simply because I like my noodles thick and I don't really like veggies.

Another great thing about this place is the people who run/own it. While we were waiting for our takeout food, the lady at the counter served some Crab Rangoons to us and about 3 other customers there (for free!).

After comparing the Brookline menu to the Chinatown menu it looked like the prices were only 25-75 cents more. Even with the price difference it's still a value considering the neighborhood. I was glad they accept Visa/MC with a $10 minimum. I'm so excited to try their other dishes. I can't believe a gem like this is actually in my neighborhood! Thanks to all of you who raved about this place! Otherwise I never would've known about it.

King Fung Garden II
370 Boylston St. (Brookline Hills D stop)
(617)739-8560
Open 7 days 11:30am-1:30am!

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