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Zoe's (Somerville) expands menu

jgg13 | May 16, 200810:08 AM

So last night I popped on to foodler to order from Zoes and recognized two things right away: 1) their prices were increased and 2) they had new stuff on the menu.

They had two whole new sections: "cold appetizers", "hot pot", and a dim sum section (Forget exactly how it was phrased). Also, there were new items in most of the old categories. We placed an order for the "Chicken Chongqing Style" (from the sichuan section) and the "Special mystery flavored chicken" (from the cold appetizers) plus a variety of the usual stuff for us (soup, etc). When it was delivered, that's when the wierdness started :)

First there was one of the new paper menus in the bag. I scanned through it and noticed some oddities:
1) none of the new sections i described above were on it
2) there was a 'hunan specialties' section now which was not on foodler
3) there were missing new items in both directions (ie stuff on foodler not on menu and vice versa)

So then we unwrap the bag and there are indeed two containers w/ chicken in them, except neither is cold :) (I'll also note that both were their full entree size, so despite being called an 'appetizer' and being priced appropriately it was a full on dish).

The one that we assume was the special mystery flavored chicken cold appetizer was larger slices of chicken w/ onions & bell peppers, the sauce was not unlike a sweet & sour sauce (the thin kind, not the super sticky super artificial red kind) w/ strong taste of sichuan peppercorn. The chongqing style chicken had smaller bites of chicken with small dices of dried hot chiles all throughout it and a strong armoa of pepper. It was spicy but by far not the hottest thing on the menu (I've yet to have any of their seafood dishes, but that diced chicken w/ dry chiles & fresh green chiles takes the cake for me), and very tasty.

So, no matter if you use foodler or their paper menu there are all sorts of new things to try, but if you want to try all of them you need to do it both ways :)

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