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New Moon Villa and Cafe Lu Lu, Chinatown


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New Moon Villa and Cafe Lu Lu, Chinatown

gourmaniac | Jul 7, 2010 07:04 AM

I've recently confirmed that I had been to every restaurant / bakery in Chinatown except three and remedied two of them this week. New Moon Villa has been there for years but just far enough away that it hadn't crossed my mind to go. It is standard Cantonese fare with the occasional northern dish and prices seem a dollar or so more than comparable places. It is well appointed and larger roomm but at noon it was absolutely empty and I was a'mighty scared. Keeping true to my chowhound creed, i ordered anyway. I had the Singapore Noodles which were actually pretty good. As I was leaving, two busloads of tourists came in for lunchtime banquets and I realized that the business model for this place is to cater to tour groups. So overall, the food is OK and it survives based on outside/local business. This morning, I tried Cafe Lu Lu, a Hong Kong style snack bar in the basement of Chinatown mall. I had the pork and preserved egg congee and fried noodles with bean sprouts breakfast special ($3.95). The taste was very good with a lot of pork and thousand year old egg in the jook and a proper thickness. The noodles were freshly stir fried and had a good wok kew flavor especially for first thing in the morning. Lots of rice plates, spaghetti, and noodle soups to choose from for lunch or dinner.

I thought I had only one more restaurant to complete the set (Hot Pot Buffet) but noticed a new sushi place in the same building as Lu Lu. Anyone tried it?
a dollar more than comparable places. Nicely appointed room but when i arrived at noon it was ab

Moon Villa Restaurant
19 Edinboro St, Boston, MA 02111

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