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Oriental Flavors; Amherst Ma

magiesmom | Nov 29, 201307:51 PM

We had a great early dinner at this place right near the wonderful Amhest Cinema.
I know it had been discussed here on a thread about authenticity; having never been to China I can't comment on that but it is the equal of many places I have eaten in Chinatowns in Boston, manhattan, and Queens.
The menu consists of all day all week Dim Sum as well as many soups, noodle bowls and other Chinese dishes.
We had several types of steamed dumplings, all quite different and delicious. We also had" nourishing soup mugs, actually larger than mugs containing duck, mushrooms, ginger and finding in a light but complex broth.turnip cakes and sesame balls were both excellent examples of their ilk. The garlic spinach was perfectand the rice well made and flavorful.
We were sad that we were just two prop leans could not order more; in fact we had to take half our meal home.
I have heard complaints of slow service; we were there at an off hour, and the service was fine and friendly as well as being helpful in explaining different dishes.
For less than 40 bucks for the two of us, with a great late night snack of leftovers, this was a great deal too.
We will go back, but not on a weeknight evening as I am sure it would be packed.

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