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Weekend chow - Emma's / China Pearl dim sum

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Weekend chow - Emma's / China Pearl dim sum

Al Fresco | Apr 25, 2005 04:44 PM

It was a pretty tasty chow weekend -

After catching a movie at Kendall, went around the corner to Emma's - There ought to be one of these in every hip, slightly down-at-the-heels neighborhood in Boston - appreciated the low-fi vibe.

Pizza was:

Half #18 - artichoke hearts, sweet potato, baby spinach, sauce and cheese -
Half our own creation - tomato sauce, smoked mozz and canadian bacon -

Both sides were excellent, fresh ingredients and plentiful, thin crust - two thumbs up!

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Dim Sum at China Pearl on Sunday -

They have dim sum down to a science - I really liked the friendly, family vibe - shared seating if you are willing - the host asks each pair - were seated with two other small groups at a large table -

The usual dim sum offerings were good - dumplings (shrimp and pork), steamed buns with shrimp...

Also ordered some sort of stewed eggplant but with a surprise - it was actually stuffed with some kind of rice noodly mass and embedded with shrimp - good stuff. The same serving cart also had tofu and green peppers, presumably of the same variety.

Desserts - LOVE the sesame seed encrusted fried dough filled with sweetened red bean paste - I could eat a dozen of those things - also enjoyed fresh little custard pies - VERY eggy and warm from the oven - crust wonderfully light and flaky - darn good. Was a little disappointed that they did not have sweetened sticky rice cakes...(but went around the corner to Hing Shing Bakery and took care of that).

Next time, I pledge to try their buffet offerings - had some sort of tiny clams, also mussels and snails...as well as tripe and liver!! woo...out of my league, as were the chicken feet... ;)

The damage for two was under $20 and we were thoroughly stuffed. Good deal!

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