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User Reviews (4 Reviews)
- Taiwan CafeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Dec 18, 2013
If Boston Chinatown is anything like San Francisco Chinatown, I should expect mediocre Americanized Taiwanese food. When my friends suggested going to Chinatown during my Boston trip I was a bit hesitant. I am very picky when it comes to Chinese food. I was totally ready to leave this place in disappointment.
For dinner of 3 we had ordered way more than we can consume.
Fried Pork Intestine (5/5 stars) - Crispy but not too oily. It might sound nasty but that was my favorite. You won't regret trying this.
Fried Taro with Duck Egg Yolk (4/5 stars) - This is a semi sweet dish. The taro paste is smooth but not overly oily. My only complaint was that the egg yolk comes in one big chuck. It would have been perfect if the egg yolks were chopped into smaller pieces.
Stir Fried Spicy Stinky Tofu (4.5/5 stars) - This dish had quite a kick. It was a bit on the spicy side but delicious nonetheless. This is a dish that you should eat with rice.
Prawns in Wine Sauce (4/5 stars) - The prawns was well seasoned and the broth was very flavorful. My friends loved this dish but I am just not that big of a prawn lover.
Pan Fried Noodle with Seafood (3.5/5 stars) - Crispy noodle in a smooth and light sauce. Kinda plain compared to other dishes.
Oyster Pancakes (4/5 stars) - Very tasty with good chewy texture. Would have been a 5 stars if only it wasn't so oily. I guess that was how it should be prepared?
I have to say my friends have very good taste buds. Taiwan Cafe really didn't disappoint. Our server was friendly and courteous. Parking was a pain but so was anywhere else in Boston. If I live in Boston I will dine here every week! That is how good this place is.
- Taiwan CafeMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesMay 28, 2013
Small hole-in-the-wall sort of a restaurant down a side street in Chinatown. The menu is huge and features pretty much everything imaginable. I'd recommend the oyster pancake or pork chop over rice. It's all bathed in oil but incredibly tasty.
- Taiwan CafeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 1Jul 04, 2012
The best xiao long bao I've ever had. Seriously, with a sudden burst of hot soup at each bite. The skins are a little thicker to hold that wonderful juice inside. We didn't even order the one with the crab inside.
We also tried the Shanghai style noodles and rice cakes. They're not bad, but the xiao long bao are the star of this show.