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Worthwhile Chinese food in the Boston Area?

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Worthwhile Chinese food in the Boston Area?

fivefivefive | Nov 20, 2009 10:02 AM

I moved away from the Boston area 3 years ago and am in town for a visit.

Since moving away, I've had some great to absolutely phenomenal Chinese meals in Flushing New York, Philly, LA and SF. And I'm wondering whether there are any places in the Boston area that might compare.

To give some more info, before leaving, I tried a number of Chinese places in the area: Qingdao Garden (Cambridge), Chili Garden (Medford), Shangri La (Belmont), Beijing Star (Waltham), Zoe's (Somerville), Taiwan Cafe, Victoria's, China Pearl, and fairly recently, Hei La Moon & Hong Kong Eatery. To put it lightly, with maybe a possible exception of the dumplings at Beijing Star, nothing really sticks out in my mind as being all that memorable.

So did I miss any place while I was here? Have any new places opened up since I left? Or does Boston come up short wrt Chinese food and I should concentrate on other cuisines?

I'd also be curious to know if there are any places in Quincy worthwhile going to, which had a growing Chinese population when I left.

Thanks in advance! I look forward to what you have to say.

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