Ocean Wealth, Chinatown, Boston
A decent budget Chinese place with a moderate number of average dishes. Poultry dishes here were surprisingly good though; enojyed their duck with taro and the special roasted chicken. Good moist meat on both dishes. A bbq'd eel was also quite delicious.
Alcapulo Mexican, Jamaica Plain
An OK Puerco Adadobo (hope I got the name right) -- nice orange tang on the generous pieces of pork. The refried beans were a little dull, and could have used an extra brightening dose of lard IMHO. Fried dough coated with honey and cinnamon (forgot name) was enjoyable, the dough exuding an interesting oat-like flavour. Not spectacular but certainly decent.
Cafe Polonia, Andrew Sq., South Boston
I guess I was in the right neighbourhood when the nearby ATM offer to communicate in either English or Polish.
The Bavarian pork hocks in beer marinate was a fairly indulgent pig feast, the best mouthfuls being those with just the right amount of meat, fat and firm tendon. The meat is given to a somewhat strong animal flavour that might not be entirely pleasant, but that is sweetly cut by a side of minced horseradish.
A fruit tart for dessert seemed to have a few homemade touches; in particular, the yolk yellow pastry cream was a cut above the usual. But I regretted not getting the sweet polish crepes...will have to come back to this charming fragment of Poland.
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