We finally tried su chang's in Peabody and what a great surprise! The first time we went (Sunday 7pm) they were packed and had a line waiting so we got take out. We ordered gingered lobster, cantonese pork chops, yung chow fried rice and chicken corn soup. It was all great and reminded me of eating at home! The second time we went we got to sit down. The atmosphere inside was great! Its nice enough for a special dinner (w/ wine list) but everyone seemed to be dressed casual. We had lamb w/ scallions, shrimp w/ tomato and yung chow fried rice (it was great and tasted just like how my mom-in-law cooks). The prices are very reasonable (both times it was around $30). I highly rec the place the cantonese dishes were great! There are so few places north of boston that serves decent chinese food!
China Pearl woburn.
I never really cared for their boston location. The food is always cold, they never have what we are looking for and trying to get there is a PIA. The woburn location really makes up for it. Not only was the food fresh and hot they had a great selection that just kept coming. They had all my favs like fried taro shrimp patty and hot sweet tofu. The only drawback THE WAIT! We waited 1 hour for a table (it looked like the big dinner room was closed). The clientle was mostly asian but the staff was really helpful to the folks next to us who had never been to dim sum. The restaurant was a nice departure from the usual huge bustling dim sum places in boston. We ordered about 10 dishes and it ran about $35.
Two really great finds in 1 week! Now only if there was a decent vietnamese place within 20 mins from salem/peabody. Currently we go to Pho88 in chelmsford if we don't feel like driving into boston.