The pea shoots at Hong Kong Eatery are fantastic, say hounds, but why the heck do they cost $15 per order? Luther suspects a conspiracy: “Restaurants seem to take advantage of the fact that this is known to be a slightly more expensive vegetable and jack up their profit margin.” But yumyum thinks the high cost is justified: “Super labor intensive + delicious and unavailable elsewhere = high prices.” And barleywino remembers shoots running $12 a plate 17 years ago in the Bay Area, so thinks that the price is well worth it.

Hong Kong Eatery [Chinatown]
79 Harrison Avenue, Boston

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