East Asia, a Chinese and Thai restaurant near the Tufts campus in Somerville, is easy to overlook, but there are a few dishes worth trying. The Buddha’s Delight, for instance, features tofu with a great texture that hungrybruno hasn’t had elsewhere. “It’s not too soft, and just a tiny bit spongy, and it splits a lot like good mozzarella cheese,” she says.

maillard suspects the tofu is house-made, in part because of another dish with the same great texture, yu hsiang homemade tofu. And even if other menu items are disappointing, maillard thinks the egg rolls and chicken fried rice are really good.

East Asia [Somerville]
868 Broadway, Somerville

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