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Taiwan Cafe Report

esqdork | Oct 31, 2005 12:05 AM

The girlfriend and I went to Taiwan Cafe for brunch on Saturday and had a great time. It was loud and crowded, but what do you expect for how cheap the eats are?

We started (I used the term "started" loosely, the food came almost all at once) with a warm and sweet soybean milk, which was perfect, and beef in sesame pastry, which was decliciously flaky with really tender slices of roast beef and lettuce. This roast beef "sandwich" was flavored with hoisin. We also had the tofu and thousand-year-egg salad. It was drenched in a thick, sweet soy sauce and bonito flakes (weird, but it worked).

We also ordered a bowl of Taiwan pork and vegetable soup with mai fun which was a very satisfying but light. As is always our habit, we ordered the steamed tiny buns with crab. It was okay, but ordering steamed tiny buns in Boston is always a disappointment when measured against the perfect dough-bags of pork, crab and soupy goodness from Shanghai Gourmet in NYC.

The bill for all the food was $26 (which included a healthy tip) and we had to waddle out of the restaurant.

BTW, we had debated ordering the pork chop rice but bagged it because we had already ordered too much chow. We then spent the brunch eyeing everyone else's pork chops enviously.

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