Sometimes you run across a dish that haunts you like a stalker. You think about it. You dream about it. You count the days until you can return to that restaurant and order it again. StriperGuy had that experience recently at Great Taste Bakery, where he ordered “the best $6 meal in Boston”: the spicy fried pork rib rice plate.

“It took a little while to come out. It was obviously made upon ordering: Big meaty pork ribs perfectly deep fried, very crispy outside, meaty and juicy inside, the fried ribs were covered with a nice scattering of fried garlic, red dried chilis, and fresh green chilis,” drools StriperGuy. “Frankly, the execution was spot on perfect. The work of a talented chef, delicious!”

StriperGuy isn’t the only Great Taste fan on the boards. Luther says it has one of the best price/quality ratios in town, particularly the bakery items and the drinks. The hot milk tea is the best Luther’s had, including Hong Kong versions. And StriperGuy also favors the sticky rice in lotus leaf with pork, peanuts, and Chinese sausage.

If you go for dim sum, the cart offerings aren’t bad, but the off-the-menu buns are better. galleygirl loved the shrimp and chive dumplings, “very fresh and chivey tasting, very pink shrimp”; and the hom sui gok, oval fried dumplings filled with pork, are universally popular.

Great Taste Bakery and Restaurant [Chinatown]
61-63 Beach Street, Boston
617-426-8899

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Great Taste Bakery & Restaurant Chinatown

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