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Boston Restaurant Blog -- May, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Delicious Meal at Myers and Chang, Boston

Over the past couple of weeks, I have gotten to visit two excellent South End restaurants for the first time. Last week, it was Picco Restaurant, a terrific dining spot on Tremont Street featuring pizza and ice cream. And this week, it was Myers and Chang, an offbeat family-style Asian restaurant that greatly impressed.

photo of Myers and Chang, Boston, Massachusetts Myers and Chang feels a bit hip, trendy, and retro all at the same time, but mostly has the feel of a bustling diner, of all things. A tile floor keeps the noise level a bit high, while mirrors along the walls give the small-ish place a more roomy appearance. Counter seating faces the cooking area, and there are a number of tables to the side and by the windows. Humorous messages are written on the mirrors, including one particularly funny one in the rest room ("Man who drops watch in toilet have crappy time").

As I mentioned, Myers and Chang serves Asian food family-style, which is more or less tapas-style with small plates shared by groups of diners. We ordered five dishes to share, including chicken and rapini stirfry (incredible smoky taste with lots of flavor coming from chili oil and garlic); genmai fried rice (a bit dry but decent enough, with brown rice, sesame, garlic, nori, and a fried egg on top); dumplings with shiitake mushrooms and chinese greens (outstanding, with a great mix of bitter and earthy tastes); dumplings with pork and chive (also terrific, with lots of delicious ground pork stuffed into the dumplings); and short rib soft tacos (juicy, messy, and tremendously flavorful with a sweet/savory mix coming from the ingredients, which included pears, radish, and chili-sesame salsa). We washed all the food down with beer, including a can of Porkslap Pale Ale from the Butternuts brewery in upstate New York. And we saved just enough room for a wonderful dessert, namely the flan-like banana creme caramel with black and white sesame brittle.

As is the case with Picco, Myers and Chang is very popular and far from a hidden gem, especially since the restaurant does a nice job of marketing via Facebook and Twitter. But even though I concentrate mostly on visiting little-known restaurants in the Boston area, that won't stop me from visiting this wonderful little South End spot again....and again and again and again. It really was that good.

For those who would like the address for Myers and Chang, here it is: Myers and Chang, 1145 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118. The phone number is (617) 542-5200.

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