Which Kam Man are you referring to? Quincy? They seem to have multiple locations.
Try a rice noodle soup - I am partial to the lamb but all the protein choices are excellent really. I think they all come with the standard pickled greens, blanched greens, herbs, and your requested level of spiciness. I also liked their Guiyang style fried rice with diced pickled green beans and chinese sausage and salted ham.
The mala pot was a recent addition to the menu (I think) but quite good if you like those. It came in a huge container and contained just about every item in the mala pot selection (tofu skin, wood ear mushroom, lotus root, tofu, beef, lamb, tripe, luncheon meat, and the list goes on…). DH and I got a side order of rice and couldn’t finish the whole thing.
Yes, the Quincy location.
I have only gone to IQ Kitchen the once, but I got the beef noodle and really liked it. Also of note is that this place is tiny (like 6 seats) so it’s good to go at an off time or be ready to wait.
Thank you, sunnyday! (I love beef noodle but have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of rice noodles – much prefer wheat ones.)
I think you can sub wheat noodle for rice noodle there, although rice noodle was typically used in the region. I’m not a big fan of rice noodle either, especially when they get limp and soggy after a while - but the texture is quite good at IQ Kitchen. They package the noodle and soup separately for takeout, which helps tremendously.
Home Taste is now open in Arlington Heights, with a smaller menu than at the mothership. Closed Tuesdays.
More interesting they have some dishes in Arlington not available in Watertown
Went there today just before noon (they open at 11:30). Sorry kitchen not ready it will be twenty mins. I’ll give them some time to get up to speed before my next visit.
since it’s all over the Boston food media, everyone should know that Whaling in Oklahoma is open today. But I gotta say, an izakaya from Tim Maslow sure sounds like a place I’d really like to go…
I probably won’t get there for awhile. If anyone checks it out please let us know how it is!
Shangri-La is still closed since their fire. Handwritten note says closed for renovations, will open as soon as possible.
Seta’s Cafe is closed for the weekend “for repairs”, supposed to be opening again Monday.
Luckily, my planned destinations were next door in each case: Eastern Lamejun and Sophia’s, so my deliciousness mission was fulfilled.
The name is so ridiculously precious it puts me off wanting to try this place.
Reminds me of Prairie Whale out in Great Barrington.
Cafe Anthony in Cambridge (983 Massachusetts Avenue outside of Harvard Square) has been closed since earlier this summer. The business was seized by the Middlesex Sheriff’s Department.
There is now a building permit up for what looks to be a new sushi place potentially named Sakana, with the permit reflecting interior renovations including a new sushi bar.
Blackbird Doughnuts is planning a new location in Harvard’s Smith Campus Center when it reopens.
mala kung fu has opened in the old refuge cafe location on brighton ave in allston
Eater reports that Oishii Chestnut Hill will close next month. For me this is tragic news. Oishii was one of my favorite sushi spots in the area and definitely a lunch go to if in Chestnut Hill.
The South End location is good but Oishii in name only.
that is tragic