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Cheapish eats - a quick review


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Cheapish eats - a quick review

gini | Nov 14, 2005 10:21 AM

After a week in San Francisco on business, I returned home to my beloved Boston in need of some comfort food and a lot of takeout. A brief summary:

1) Delivery from New Asia - Ginger Chicken Combo dish - $7.95 for hot & sour soup (pretty good), two crab rangoons (yucky), one egg roll (passable) and a huge container of chicken with ginger slices and green beans as well as more fried rice than I knew what to do with. Easily 3 meals.

2) Delivery from Urban Gourmet - Urban Cowby Pie - $8 for 10 inches of white sauce with grilled chicken, sliced tomato, bacon and red onion. Totally greasy, thickish crust, but not soggy at all. Flavor combo was my personal meat heaven (Breakfast of champions for sure).

3) Take out from Bengal Cafe - Begun Bhorta, Daal and Murogh Pullao - $13.95 for copious amounts of homecooked goodness. The Daal is a yellow lentil stew that I thought lacked any real flavor. The lentils didn't stand up well and turned out really mushy. The Begun Bhorta is my favorite in the entire city - much spicier/garlicier (not a word, I know) than at Indian restaurants. The onions added a nice crunch. The chicken was really, really amazing, but I wasn't wowed by the rice. I would eat an entire chicken roasted that way though.

4) A sausage pie from Santarpio's. Ok, ok I got this on the way TO the airport, but I thought I'd put my 2 cents in. Sausage was fantastic, sauce was decent, cheese was fine. Crust was droopy:( (should I have ordered it well done ala Regina's?). In other words, when I folded a slice in half, the bottom third fell completely vertical instead of staying horizontal. However, the top two thirds of the slice more than made up for it. Hey, it's no Jon's on Bleeker, but it's damn good.


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