reminded of Wang’s after a couple recs in a recent thread, I hoofed up to Magoun Sq. for dinner last night. Got an order of pork and fennel dumplings and the previously discussed sauteed handmade noodle. I like the filling for the pork and fennel dumplings, it’s really interesting flavorwise though I have always found the dumpling wrappers at Wang’s to be thicker than is ideal for me. But the pork on the inside is really great, with a pronounced but not overpowering flavor of fennel. (Aside: when I was in Dom’s the other week, I saw someone pick up a special order of fennel sausage. The butcher came out and said that they used to make them regularly, but that people stopped buying them so they don’t anymore. That made me sad!)
The sauteed handmade noodle was pretty solid too, shredded pieces of flatbread stir fried with cabbage, scallions and some egg for a protein. The fry job was ok here and it came from the kitchen nice and hot. It was sufficiently homey and garlicky to be a good, satisfying and simple item for dinner–I should have ordered some pea pod stems to go with it, that seems like the perfect match.
Eating in at Wang’s is as low frills as ever. They still pile extra kitchen supplies in where the few tables are. It’s nice to know that some things never change.