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Taiwanese breakfast at Chung Shin Yuan in Newton

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Taiwanese breakfast at Chung Shin Yuan in Newton

Dib | Feb 25, 2006 01:38 PM

Just ate at Chung Shin Yuan in Newton. This was my first experience of Boston-area Taiwanese breakfast. The you tiao (cruller) is much bigger, and the shao bing (sesame bread) is much smaller, than I am used to. Usually I put the you tiao inside the shao bing, but with these it was a bit unwieldy. The you tiao could use a bit more salt, and the shao bing was a little dry, but overall ok.

The scallion pancakes and turnip cake were greasy but good. Layered and crispy, and good scallion and turnip taste respectively. The zhong zi (sticky rice in bamboo leaves) was bland, and the rice to other ingredients ratio was too high. No shrimp.

I was disappointed in the salty soybean milk. It didn't have any vegetables (well, a few scallions), and I forgot to ask for hot oil.

Not as good as I had hoped, but not bad. I want to go back and try their dumplings, and the sweet soybean milk.

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