Monday, May 11, 2015
I had great plans to go eat at this place or that place while in Boston but at the end of the day, we were both pretty tired and so we mostly took the easy way out. The easy way consisted of walking a few blocks east to Chinatown, finding someplace that looked good and eating there. It turned out to be a great plan because every place we ate in Chinatown was outstanding. On the first night we found a place that served dim sum and enjoyed the meal you see above, minus a couple containers that preceeded these. All told, it only cost us $23 with 15% tip so the price was hard to beat.
I wanted to eat a lobster roll while in Boston and while walking the Freedom Trail one day, I found a place serving them. The lobster roll tasted like something found at McDonald's unfortunately. I'm sure there are many places that make killer lobster rolls but this place certainly wasn't one of them. However, it came with a cup of clam chowder which was to die for. It doesn't look like much in this picture but I would pay lots of money to have a large pot of it on my stove right now.
On the second night in Chinatown, we popped into a place for a lobster dinner. Lobster's in Chinatown were about a third of the price as found in a steakhouse elsewhere in the city and we really wanted to try some fresh lobster, something you can't get in Iowa. We had skipped our lunches so we were starving and decided to get an appetizer while waiting for the lobsters. We asked the server what he recommended and the jellyfish and pickled Chinese radish was it. It was my first time to eat jellyfish and it was probably the best tasting dish (outside of the clam chowder) that I ate the entire trip.
Our lobster came along with a crab and a pile of Chinese greens. It was a pile of food and there was no way we could eat it all but we did make a pretty good dent in it. I think the only thing left were the shells and some of the greens. The lobster was great though it had too much ginger in it for my taste buds. Still it was perfectly cooked.
We had lots more food during the course of the week but these were the meals that stood out and I thought I would share them with you. Finally, if you ever get a chance, try the jellyfish and pickled Chinese radishes if you ever get a chance.