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Wang's Review, Somerville


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Wang's Review, Somerville

Jeda | | Oct 20, 2006 03:50 PM

Went to Wang's Chinese last night as per the recs on this board. We had a wonderful time - it's a nice enough space, cozy on a rainy night, and we really enjoyed the serve-yourself tea. We ordered: the vegetarian leek dumplings; the pork and green bean dumplings; the scallion pancake; the sweet and sour turnips; the Peking meat sauce noodles; the smoked bean curd and shredded pork; moo shi chicken; beef with black mushrooms and bamboo shoots; and the pea pod shoots. 6 people, total came to $63, we were stuffed. Excellent food and value. We really enjoyed the dumpling dough, though we felt the leek filling was a bit watery and left something to be desired - the pork and string bean dumplings were much more flavorful. The smoked bean curd and shredded pork was a real winner in the group - none of us had ever had a dish like it, and the salty smokiness was a treat. The cold sweet and sour turnips, too, were a favorite - we were fighting over these - best $3 we spent! Everything was tasty, though the standouts were definitely the turnips and the smoked bean curd/pork. Wasn't a huge fan of the peking meat sauce noodle - next time we'll try the 8-spice and the shredded beef with green pepper. Very friendly service, good dumplings (could have been hotter), great evening. Highly recommended for delicious, cheap Chinese in a pleasant setting in Somerville. I'd be happy to hear some other recs on dishes there. The only downside to the evening was that we didn't finish until after 10, and Louie's (delicious ice cream further down Broadway) was closed.

Thanks for the restaurant tip, hounds!