A few of us went over to Eastern Pier II on the Waterfront (Northern Avenue) for lunch yesterday before the big games. The place was nearly empty and we were able to grab a parking spot in their tiny lot. The food, as always, was very satisfying, with the Singapore-style Chow Mai and the chicken kung pao both being as tasty as usual.
A couple of other dishes that were ordered were ones I hadn't tried there before; one in particular was outstanding--the shredded duck lo mein. The noodles were chewy and hearty (as opposed to the greasy, mushy ones I seem to find at so many other places), and the duck was delicious. The other dish--the pad Thai--was also very good.
Hot and sour soup was dark and rich and had a slow burn to it, while the wonton soup was very good. We also ordered steak teriyaki; they were much better than your typical ones, as they were all meat--no gristle or fat on them.
Service was excellent. It seems like we always have the same waitress there, but that's fine with me, as she is friendly, funny, and always has a smile on her face.
I have gone to Eastern Pier with a number of people, and not one has been disappointed in the place. It's definitely a real find. I just hope they stick around for awhile (the building they are in has been bought by a developer). Between the water views, the terrific service, the cheap prices, and the excellent food, it has become one of my favorite places to go to, and one of the few restaurants that I go to again and again (O'Sullivan's in Somerville is about the only other these days).