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1st day in Boston


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1st day in Boston

Limster | Jun 18, 2002 10:26 PM

At Cafe Vanille (sp?) on Charles St, the $2.25 chocolate eclair was by no means cheap, but it was delectable. The crust wasn't overly eggy and had a good semi-brittle texture. The filling was wonderful -- a puffy, airy yet rich mousse of chocolate.

Got a bowl of noodles at China Gourmet (hope I got the name right -- I was stuck by the fact they advertised serving Fuzhou/foochow cooking and wasn't paying too much attention). I liked the noodles mainly because I hadn't had this particular variety in a long while -- they're wheat or egg noodles that resemble fettucine, but a slightly faltter and narrower. Lovely texture. The rest of the dish (broth, veggies and meat) were fine but undistinguished. There's a couple of sections of Foochow dishes that might be worth trying. My mom mentioned that one thing to look for was fish balls (which they had but not with noodles). The genuine versions are stuffed with minced pork.

There's a tiny second floor food court just down the block (apologies - still trying to learn street names) -- snuck up, got an OK green bean ice drink. I noticed 3 stalls there with a fairly decent repeitoire -- am I making sense and has anyone eaten there?

At Eldo Bakery I got a pretty good egg tart -- nice flaky crust and silky custard (but could be richer).

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