Went to Uncle Cheung's in Framingham this past Saturday. Glad to report that their Shanghainese dim-sum is one of the most authentic in the Boston area.
Uncle Cheung's used to be a so-so restaurant, but it has changed ownership recently. The folks from China Ting (in Ashland) took over it recently. They have brought over their weekend dim-sum menu and it is fantastic.
A sample of menu items I tried on Saturday:
1) Pot Stickers - not your usual pot stickers. These pot stickers are pan-fried with very savory / juicy pork fillings. Nice / tasty meat juices bursted out from the dumpling at every bite. It was so good that our table of four ordered three orders (24 total)
2) Pork and vegetable won-ton - Well marinated while preserving the taste of pork. Served in nice clear broth with minature shrimps.
3) Soup dumplings (Xiao Lun Bao) - Similar to the ones from Wing's kitchen. Nothing special
4) Beef brisket(?) with heavy soy sauce - Very strong soy-based sauce with beef cutlets. Good meat texture mixed with tasty sauce
5) Shanghai style "moon cakes" - Very different than the Cantonese style (sweet) moon cake you typically find in Chinatown. This is the moon cake that Shanghainese have. Crispy skin wrapping a juicy ball of minced pork, served hot. Good constrast of texture between the outside and the inside. Very filling though.
6) Curry Beef with Vemicilli (spelling) - tasty but not very impressive
7) Stir fry rice cake - served in oyster sause with pork. Not bad. Similar to the ones in Wing's Kitchen.
The 2-page menu has more than 40 items. Didn't really have a chance to try them all.
I believe they only serve Shanghainese dim-sum during the weekends. Be sure to ask for the separate menu.
Uncle Cheung's. 266 Worcester Rd. Framingham, MA
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