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Chinatown and elsewhere via chowhound recommendations

passing thru | Jan 19, 200403:10 PM

well, after stumbling on this board over the weekend, I scoured plenty of the Chinatown posts and then took the recs out for a test drive......went to wing's for lunch (would have gone to taiwan cafe, but it was closed) and had some tasty steamed vegetable dumplings, plus i ordered a plate of the jelly noodles with preserved vegetable. excellent, but i don't think i got the mung bean noodles--the pasta seemed more like lo mein than the clear noodle. did they just give me the white guy stuff? didn't seem to have much chili either. anyway, they still tasted good,at least. the gf had a delicious vegetable soup of some sort--a nice mushroomy broth and spaghettiesque noodles. i'm not sure what that one was called.

also stopped at eldo cake house for some chicken pies and the mix market for a couple bbg beef banh mi's. that's lunch for tomorrow, though i know they won't be as good as they'd be right now. i'm still full from lunch tho. but maybe i'll have to plow through one of the pies in a few minutes.....

then, emboldened by all the praise for zoe's in porter sq--which is right near where i've lived for 5 years but must confess i never had gone to--i snuck in for some red bean pancakes and twice cooked pork. the pork i'm eating for dinner, but i had to eat the pancakes while they were steaming hot. i've never been the biggest fan of the red bean thing overall, but these were really good--the hot pancake was a mite greasy but tasted great. it was also a great balance w/ the small sweetness of the paste. so i'm converted. any other faves out there from the specials menu here? it looks like they've got a nice selection. i can't believe i've just walked right by this place for so long.....

anyway, i had some good luck from all the posts that i culled from here, so thanks to limster and galleygirl and 9lives and anyone else whose tips i took but that i can't remember right now.

now it's on to the peking duck at king fung's, and the pea pod stems with garlic at peach farm, and to try out the dim sum at pacific garden.....

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