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Pacific Garden, new place in Chinatown, Boston


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Pacific Garden, new place in Chinatown, Boston

Limster | Nov 21, 2002 08:12 PM

Came across Pacific Garden this evening. The sheen of brand new furniture, paint and floorwork is still there, and it's in the lower level of the building with the little second floor food court on Beach Street.

It's another HK/Cantonese place.

I haven't had e-foo noodles in a long time, so I had them here. Pretty decent, the noodles might have been a shade too soft. Typically these noodles give off a soft pleasant snap that resonates with the crunchy straw mushrooms and contrasts with the white chives that the noodles are fried with. I think the dish could have used slightly more mushrooms, but that's a minor criticism.

I've barely scratched the surface and am wondering if anyone's been here and tried any of the main dishes. I'd love to hear more about this place if anyone else has been there. A couple of dishes caught my eye on the menu, including a paper wrapped rib (presumably deep fried in a paper wrapping to keep the flavors in), a japanese style grilled eel (BBQ eel on the menu), goose web with mushrooms or sea cucumber and a few dishes of abalone. Also a bunch of casserole/claypot dishes, braised squab (called golden squab on the menu) and a cold pork (trotters?) appetizer.

On the Chinese menu, I also came across some advance-order-required, heavy-hitting, not-so-environmentally-friendly dishes like whole sharks fins and buddha jump over the wall. Sounds like they're positioning themselves as a banquet type place.

Pacific Garden
46 Beach Street

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