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Dok and Mc

Joanie | Jan 23, 2004 07:13 AM

I wasn't hungry yet after spending too much time at Frugal Fannie's so I passed on the Lewis's in Norwood suggestion, skipped Domenic's in Waltham and ended up at Dok Bua (like I couldn't eat there any other time). I know I was bad by choosing a lunch special (to go) but I wanted the most bang for the buck and knew I could get three meals since it comes with two apps and rice. I started with the supposedly spicy Tom Yum soup which tasted good after it turning cold (again) but was no big deal. Also had the veggie spring rolls which were fine. Ordered the stir fried chicken w/ ginger, onions and scallions but asked to pay $2 extra for shrimp instead ($7.95). It was basically my two next meals but I felt a bit ripped off with only three medium-ish shrimp. The ginger was tasty but it would have been nice to have some color to the dish (and a few more shrimp).

Had a work related dinner at McCormick & Schmick in the Park Plaza Wed. nite and split fried calamari since fried oysters weren't on the app. menu. The calamari were the perfect combination of crisp, greasy and salty and came w/ three dipping sauces: a typical cocktail sauce, a thousand island type (but better) and an interesting sweet Asian type sauce. Others were happy with their clams casino, littlenecks, popcorn shrimp and clam chowder. I got pistachio crusted sea bass in plum sauce which was great, esp. after she brought more sauce. Came with sticky rice and stir fried veggies. Tasted the seafood newburg which was only okay, cod was cod (person who ordered it never eats fish and it didn't taste like anything, so she was happy), crab stuffed Atlantic salmon was yummy but the best was the parmesan crusted grey sole. The cheese made a really nice coating for the sole. Other people enjoyed the seafood stew, Canadian salmon and Nantucket scallops. Split the wonderful caramelized apple pie w/ cinnamon ice cream, still one of the best desserts in Boston. Creme brulee was good and a couple people got the sundae. Service from an odd waitress was okay. Entrees are all pretty much $18-20 with a few in the low 20's and I still think it's a pretty dependable place to go, esp. if you get a big comfy booth.

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