Friday, June 17, 2011

Dinner at East by Northeast

今日は、ケンブリッジにあるモダンチャイニーズのお店、East by Northeast へやって来ました。シェフはアメリカ生まれですが、ご両親が台湾出身だそうです。

Today we went to East by North East, a Chinese fusion restaurant in Cambridge.  The chef was born in the US, but his parents are from Taiwan.

In addition to the normal menu, today's specials were written on the blackboard.

I ordered the ginger soda, but it was not very good - it tasted very diluted, and it was just like water with a few drops of ginger juice...

The amuse bouche.  I was not listening to our waitress when she was explaining the dish, so I don't know what it was.

The pickled vegetable plate.  It was very colorful and beautiful, and I guess the vegetables were fresh, but just pickles.

The crispy pork belly with mantou bread.

The pork belly was very tender, but the mantou was dry and dense.  I was expecting more soft buns...

The pork and crab wantons in seafood broth.  I didn't taste the crab...  It was not a very memorable dish.

From today's specials, the crispy daikon cake, fiddleheads, house cured pork belly and XO sauce.  I loved the fiddleheads!

The homemade thick cut noodles with beef shank, parsnips, carrots, etc, in spicy beef broth.  It was the arranged version of Taiwanese beef noodles.  The broth was very dark (almost black), but not spicy - it was rather sweet.  My husband din't like it.

This was my favorite dish of the day, the egg noodles with peas, pickled ramps, asparagus, and monkfish liver sauce.

The noodles were very chewy, which I loved, and the monkfish liver sauce was very creamy yet so Asian.  I loved this dish!

At the end, these cookies were served.  My husband didn't like "arranged" Taiwanese/Chinese dishes very much, so he was a bit complaining, but I didn't think it was too bad (although their dishes were hit-and-miss).

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