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Wang's, Somerville

MB | Dec 17, 2002 09:47 PM

Okay, tonight was the first time we didn't just get those amazing dumplings to go. Someone's combo plate walked by and I swear, even though we were ravenous, it looked like the best lo mein ever (okay, besides King Fung) and smelled of garlic, garlic, garlic. We ordered the Sweet and Sour Cucumber (cold) appetizer which was delicious, nice ginger threads and somehow it tasted pickled without being vinegary. Imagined it would be similar to the Korean version, but not at all, no heat, but some bite from the ginger. Addictive, I want to eat this every day now. Egg rolls, to feed a craving. Shrimp and pork dumplings, boiled, the dough with a nice bite, not at all soggy and the filling was bursting with juices. Taste so fresh, could be because you see Mom and co. out back making them. My friend ordered the Peking meat sauce noodle which is a heaping bowl of thick square noodles served with bok choy and the meat sauce: a combination of beans (maybe fermented?) with small tofu cubes and sweet, wonderfully seasoned bits of beef. The sauce was amazing, dark and smoky and tasting of a hint of plum perhaps. It's served with a small bowl of very rich broth on the side, to pour over if you wish. Also had one of the "house specialties" - smoked bean curd with sliced pork. Square slivers of the seasoned tofu with smaller still slices of pork in a wonderful sauce with good garlic and the same hint of plum. Slices of green onion gave it a bit of crunch. Super fresh ingredients, attentive service (thoughtful explanation of how to serve the soup) and the best of all - $28 pre-tip. They rock!

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