General Gao’s Chicken – Mary Chung’s, Cambridge
Suan la Chow Show – Mary Chung’s, Cambridge
Small Steamer Buns (Sat & Sun only) – Mary Chung’s, Cambridge
Mussels with Vermont Cider and Fennel – Eastern Standard, Boston
Baked Raclette with Cornichons, Potatoes, Baguette – Eastern Standard, Boston
Salt Cod Fritters with Spicy Ketchup and Tartar Sauce – Eastern Standard, Boston
The fritters are wonderful, by the way. I tried them the first time I ever went to ES (two years ago) and they were so-so. I don’t know if it was a bad batch or a bad recipe, but I was too distracted by clear winners on the menu to ever order it again. I noticed a few reviews recently that mentioned them, and I figured I’d give em another shot. I took my camera ’cause I figured if I didn’t like em, at least I’d have a good picture for anyone who was curious. After a long (and exausting) photoshoot, I tucked into one of the (still hot!) fritters and proceeded to devour them all before they had a chance to cool. I was shocked by how much difference there was from my first experience two years ago. This time they were very air-y, with a crunchy thin shell with very light insides. They tend to be addictive.