WOW! Not sure if I missed the post on Peach Farm's peking ravioli ("kou tei") - but we ordered it yesterday afternoon, largely because we noticed every table had one. That was definitely one of the best Northern styled dumplings I have had in a long time. It is a bit more doughy than some of the other dumplings in Chinatown - but very crisp on the outside and soft/mushy on the inside. The "Sizzling Seafood Hot Pot" was not inspiring though. Very standard, a suprisingly large amt. of tofu. Oysters + salt fried squid were great, as usual.
Also was at Maurizio's (North End) over the weekend (only went because I was being polite, otherwise, I would have pushed for Daily Catch). Though the decor was intimate, warm and inviting and the appetizers were pretty good (fried squid, bruschetta with olives + capers) the entrees we ordered were very average - the waiter said it was a Sicilian restaurant - but I couldn't tell - tasted like below average Italian food to me. But I'm no expert on Sicilian food, in fact, I don't even know how to spell it, so I wouldn't necessary take my advice.
Anyone have a favorite Korean restaurant they want to share? I don't know why, but whenever it starts to get cold, I start craving Korean food in a very bad way, oxtail soup, chi gaes', basically homey Korean food. Went to Koreana's this weekend and had barbeque + bi bim bap. If there was a place in the BackBay/Southend area that would be great, if not, I am perfectly willing to drive.
Finally, though I was never able to find the perfect spicy Taiwanere/Szche beef noodle soup in Chinatown, after much experimentation in the kitchen, I think I have something very close. If anyone is interested, I will type up the recipe in another post.