I went with my girlfriend and her parents to Peach Farm in Chinatown for the first time today. None of us had been there before, but we had read all about it on chowhound.
Spicy Salted Fried Calamari: Like everyone has said, the fresh calamari was expertly and perfectly fried, nice and spicy and quite salty. Generous portion was still eaten rather quickly. This is probably the best fried calamari I've had in Boston.
Scallop Soup (small size, which served four people perfectly). The soup looked like hot and sour soup when it came to the table, same thick consistency and same color. The waiter divided up the soup into four smaller bowls. The soup had a distinct fish/scallop taste, but it was not too overpowering. The thickened broth had shredded scallops, yellow chives and thinly sliced mushrooms. The combination of flavors was very good, although it could have used more salt. I would probably not order this soup again, but it was a nice way to start the meal.
Peach Farm Buddha's Delight: Lots of different types of vegetables, including mushrooms, served in a simple (boring IMO) sauce over some glass noodles. If we had known about the other vegetables that were to come, we wouldn't have even bothered with this dish. Still, not bad, just plain.
Peach Farm Special Flounder: This dish cost 31 dollars and was quite magnificent, especially since we had no idea what it would be like. The bottom half (mostly bones and not much of the meat) was deep fried and spread on a wide platter (at least 1 foot long, perhaps a bit longer). On top of that was the flounder, cut into small bitesize boneless pieces, sauteed with several vegetables in a ginger/clear cantonese style sauce. The sauce was very good, not at all goopy, but substantial enough to enhance the flavors of each ingredient. The fish itself was excellent (both the sauteed parts and the fried parts) and the vegetables (baby corn, brocolli, carrot, celery) were very good too. The portion was quite big.
I will definitely return to Peach Farm to try more seafood items, service was good, prices were reasonable considering quality and quantity of seafood. We would have had plenty of food even without the Buddha's Delight, especially since there were so many vegetables in the fish dish. Thanks chowhound folks for the great recommendation!
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