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Old 03-15-2008, 03:14 PM   #61
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Jeekinz and Charlie, around here most Chinese places are Americanized Chinese. You will find nothing authentic on the menu at all. However recently there has been a trend to open authentic places. There are two about 30 minutes from me (in my parents town). Each restaurant specializes in food from a particular region in China (one is based on the Chongqing region and I am not sure about the other) so their menus are very different from each other. They both do have a very small selection of Americanized Chinese items, but if you look around you will not see anyone ordering them. Also when you look around you will find that most, if not all, the people as Asian. Both of these restaurants were started by people who came here from China and were disappointed that they could not get the food they were used to at home here. I am so happy they did because the food at both places is simply amazing.

GB, Where are these places? I would love to try them.

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Old 03-15-2008, 03:24 PM   #62
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Thai is my favorite, followed by Malaysian, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and finally Korean.
The best Chinese here is definitely in Chinatown and we love to go down there for the Dim Sum.

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Old 03-15-2008, 03:26 PM   #63
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GB, Where are these places? I would love to try them.
They are both in Framingham Elaine.

The first is Sichuan Gourmet. They are right on Rt 9 W. You can read some reviews here.

The other is Red Pepper. They are on Edgell Rd. just off of Rt 9. You can read some reviews of them here.

Both restaurants go heavy on the spicy in dishes that are supposed to be spicy (especially Red Pepper) so if that is something you are sensitive to them make sure to tell them you want it on the mild side. I love heat and can handle it just fine, but my wife can not handle as much as I can. We ordered a spicy dish at Red Pepper and asked for it mild. It was still VERY hot. I loved it but my wife could not eat it.

The service at Sichuan Gourmet is much better than the service at Red Pepper. I would recommend Red Pepper for lunch when they are not quite so busy. The food at both though is simply amazing. I could not say which is better.

If you go to Red Pepper I have to recommend the Sour Cabbage & Bean Noodle Soup. It is unlike anything you have ever had before.
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:38 PM   #64
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I just made Mongolian beef tonight with soy sauce, hoison sauce, green onions, beef, corn starch, brown sugar... mm
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:53 PM   #65
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I like my chinese food right in front of me...forgo the chopsticks...give me a "Jethro Bodine" spoon =]
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Old 04-11-2008, 05:26 PM   #66
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Me too - but imagine my surprise when I got to China last year and there were NO spoons. Just chopsticks. I learned very quickly to shovel that delicious food!
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spicy, garlicky & with sauces with it.
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Old 05-11-2008, 02:25 PM   #69
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having spent time in china, i love sichuan food but the real stuff. i can't find most og my favorite dishes here but my good friends has parents who are excelent cooks and cook for me on occasion.
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I enjoy crispy chinese food with a good sauce. I like my rice sticky, I like my beef slightly char. Chinese ribs are fun to make. Overall, one of my fav. cuisines.

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