Thanks for the advice on my recent trip. The friend we stayed with had a lot of good advice too, so we wound up eating at:
Peach Farm Seafood. A great meal. I don't have much to add to prior posts. They offered to cut the head off our fish & make a soup out of it. We wanted to keep the fish whole for the frying, so we got pork & spinach soup instead [they would have had to use a frozen fish head]. The fried bean curd plate [I think I got the name wrong] was also very good. It was rectangles of silken tofu battered & fried with a lump of shrimp on top. It's listed on the yellow set-menu for groups. It was great.
Koreana on Prospect Street in Cambridge. Good Korean lunches -- kim chee chigae, soft tofu chigae, bento boxes, sushi rolls, etc.
Dim sum at Chau Chow City -- we saw a lot of combinations that aren't available in DC: shrimp & scallop har-gow, quail egg shumai, etc. Waiters were very attentive.
Pork buns at Hing Shing. Much better than DC. The sesame ball was overfried, though.
Shabu shabu at Shabu-Zen in Chinatown. I don't know much about shabu-shabu, but my friends said it was good. I liked the frozen tofu, which thawed out to be nice and spongy.
Pho at Pho Pasteur in Chinatown wasn't horrendous, but wasn't all that great either. The spring rolls weren't that special either. Not my friend's fault. Following a local barber's recommendation was a mistake.
I also had a beer at my favorite brewery, Cambridge Brewing Company.