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11/26/10 Myers and Chang, Saturday "Dim Sum": Terrific Variety and Quality

opinionatedchef | Nov 27, 201003:56 PM

Through this past summer's WGBH auction, we got an M and C coupon and we finally had our baptism experience today. I can't think of the last time we had this many different items that we were very happy with. (Note for the initiates: Dimsum menu is not Lunch menu or Dinner menu and only dimsum are available during dimsum service.)

Favs(ordered seconds):
* Omelet of Chinese Sausage,Caramelized onion and Siracha- moist, tender, perfectly spiced, salted, prepared
* Tea Smoked Pork Spareribs- tender, silky, divine
* Dan dan noodles in peanut sauce w/ slivered cuke and cilantro;the creaminess of the noodles themselves was astounding (reminded me of japanese soba noodles). I would take these any day over the undercooked fresh noodles at East by Northeast.

Close to Top:
* Bao stuffed w/ braised short rib- tender white steamed bun(i thought i didn't like these?!)
* Sweet potato fritters w/ chinese sausage
* Mama chang's pork dumplings- excellent toothsome wrapper, good flavor and texture of filling,
but the SAUCE was the standout element; very unusual.
* Hakka Eggplant- easily the prettiest dish of the day- bright purple-skinned thick coins in a rich
5 spice sauce
* Thai Iced Tea- finally, what ALL Thai restaurants should be serving- uncloying, just-sweet-enough homemade version of iced Thai Tea.

* Spring rolls- odd flavor to veg. filling; too heavy on garlic notes; but nice non-cloying sweet sauce
* Greens and Shiitake filled pot stickers. Only could taste spinach; too one note; but another unique sauce.

Room was cheery and sunny, if lacking in appropriate memorable decor (think Wild Ginger in Seattle or Beetlenut in San Fran.) Staff were gracious and helpful; though very overworked (3pm Sat.) Front of house should have greeted w/ info for newbies; there was certainly time to do that and no line.Instead, we waited for 10-15 minutes before any server came to explain things.

This meal was a combined breakfast and lunch for us. Cost before tip was $72, but we likely eat more than most CHs. ( A great plus for us was finding C Market just down Washington St. and that they sell my addiction- cans of (Coffee cracker coated)Cohee Peanuts. Really hard to find these Indonesian imports, so yeehaw!)

Since I am not a Flour fan, I am pleased that I CAN be a joann chang admirer, now that we've discovered M and C.Really looking forw to returning for more options at a dinner time tbd.
Thank you MC Slim and other CHs for your helpful posts.

Myers + Chang
1145 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

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