Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Myers + Chang: Best Chicken and Waffles in Boston

So many times, I'm dying to try a place for months or even years, and then it turns out to be such a letdown. Myers + Chang wasn't one of those letdowns.

First of all, though a little different perhaps from a completely "authentic" bahn mi, this short rib and pear bahn mi (available at lunch time) may be the best bahn mi I've ever had and is certainly the best in Boston. The flavor harmony could make a person cry.


Pineapple Express: So good! Sweet pineapple and basil! Better than the Capital Grille pineapple martini even. One of the best frou frou cocktails I've had.
Bloodlust: Good, fresh ingredients, but not as exciting as I hoped. The sriracha salt was cute but just that.

Summer Sangria with rhubarb, lemongrass, ginger and apricot brandy - A lighter recipe, very nice
Twice-cooked lamb belly stir fry - long beans, hot mustard, slippery noodles: Really good, very oily and slippery 

Szechuan shrimp and okara grits: It turns out grits are excellent with chili oil.

Crispy Arctic Char Roll: I hadn't realized it would be this kind of crispy, an actual fried wrapper, which I wasn't into, but the arctic char inside was yummy. It comes with a sauce that I think is spicy mayo thinned down with soy sauce, wasabi, sesame oil - yum! Kind of like my beloved Baja sauce. 


Edamame, mustard greens and wasabi dumplings: perfect dumpling wraps, nice wasabi nose punch (exactly the same strength as Trader Joe's wasabi seaweed snacks), but we should've gotten the meat dumplings. Next time.

Fried chicken and ginger waffles: Best I've had in a long time, spicy flavorful, great chicken
-With surprising sauce: a nice spicy sweet glaze, though we still could've used some maple syrup
-and sesame honey butter: perfect
I love how my girlfriend and I have tried a dozen Southern or Modern American Gastropub or Whatever places that claim to have great fried chicken, only to be disappointed over and over again, and then finally find a delicious dish of it at an Asian restaurant. Oh, Asians, always head of the class.

Chocolate peanut butter cake: Holy shit! A cake that isn't too rich and noxiously sweet. This is a smart cake.

Coconut cream pie with lime whipped cream: This was really good coconut cream pie. Fresh toasted coconut. A rich buttery tart shell, like a Christmas sugar cookie. Fresh whipped cream, light custard cream.

And complimentary coconut merengues to top it all off - amazing.

It's comfortable, fairly casual, and friendly, with, not only a delicious menu, but actually delicious food. I can't wait to eat everything here. This is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Boston.

I got brunch take out one Sunday and brought it home to my poor fiance who has broken her foot:

Back: Fried egg banh mi with sweet soy glazed bacon ($7): Um, the perfect brunch meal ever.
Front: Asian braised beef ($3): Delicious

Look at that banh mi. I can't wait to come back and have it freshly made.

They also have a small outdoor patio. Get there by noon to snag a table for lunch.

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