Hmmmm, neglected to update on my last weekend’s brief foray into the Boston area. Had planned to go to Zaika on Sat., but as we were a little pressed for time and I had a burger craving, so we ended up stopping at WuBurger instead. Situated in a strip mall and somewhat weighed down by fake period decor, this was actually pretty good. (And to be fair, the period decor at least has some nice old movie posters and a cool vintage bicycle).
I had a WuDog and a single hamburger with grilled onions, the s.o. got the South End crispy chicken burger-y thing. All on Martin’s rolls, always a plus. The WuDog tasted fine but was a little sloppy from the cheddar cheese sauce. I liked the crunch from the crispy fried onions, but I’d say overall this combo doesn’t quite work. The burger was better, well cooked and tasty. The chicken sandwich that I only got one bite of seemed maybe the best choice of all. In any case, this is no destination spot but is pretty solid if you’re driving by and want a quick bite.
Had just enough time to check out a tip from juniorchild and looked in on the EZ Indian Grocery store right off Main St in Woburn (behind the CVS). Great little market–they’ve packed about as many Indian/Sri Lankan etc products into this place as you might conceivably get into this square footage. Vegetables looked good + many of the usual Swad products and samosas by the counter. Got a couple of these–they were peppery and reheated well for breakfast the next day.
Lastly, got a chance to try out some takeout from Zam Zam in Medford Square for dinner. Stuck mostly to veggie fare after my WuB lunch & it was good. Naan was OK, nothing to write home about. Aloo Muttar and Palak Paneer were both quality versions, I conceded to get it mild since the s.o. is averse to high heat, but they still had some oomph. Good flavor. I’ll happily go back here and try the other Pakistani and Afghan dishes on the menu. It seems promising–maybe not a place to travel to, but a nice addition to Medford which doesn’t have a lot of options with regards to this particular cuisine.