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Little-Known Chinese Restaurants in Boston

Among the most popular of cuisines around the world is the Chinese cuisine, which is enjoyed by people in almost every country of the west. Boston is known for its seafood, but if you like your fish or shrimp with a bit of oriental flavor, then the city has a good number of Chinese restaurants you can pay a visit to. In this article, we will look at the hidden Chinese restaurants in Boston that serve authentic Chinese fare on a platter.

Chang An

Located at Concord Crossing, Chang An is unlike the other Chinese restaurants in the city in terms of the atmosphere and the ambiance. This little Chinese restaurant maintains a low-key atmosphere and serves slightly Americanized Chinese dishes to suit the local’s tastes. One of the best things about this restaurant is that it is easy to get a table here, and parking is not at all a problem.

Gene’s Chinese Flatbread Café

Gene’s Chinese Café is situated at 257 Littleton Road, outside of the Route 128 stretch. This Chinese restaurant is one of the few best eateries you will find in the suburbs and gives one the impression of being a Chinese takeout center. Gene’s café serves some unique Chinese dishes that are common in central China (Xi’an). Even though it has a limited menu, the dishes it serves are delicious and would make the guests want more. Among the delicacies you must try here include lamb skewers, house noodle soup and the weekend special, chilled noodles.

Mary Chung

Mary Chung is a simple Chinese restaurant located in Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge and is more or less like the other Chinese eateries in the region. But the place is worth mentioning for its delicious mandarin and Szechuan cuisine, and the Americanized Chinese dishes that you may like. Among the dishes that must be tried here include chicken fingers, crab Rangoon, moo shi pork and egg rolls.

Shanghai Gate

If Americanized Chinese food is not your choice of meal, then Shanghai Gate is the place for you. The restaurant is located in Allston and serves some of the finest, authentic Chinese dishes including string beans in garlic sauce, Shanghai pan-fried noodles, the crunchy paradise mountain chicken and stir-fried beef with pickled cabbage.

Qingdao Garden

Qingdao Garden was once the hidden Chinese gem of a restaurant that serves authentic oriental delicacies. The restaurant still serves the best authentic Chinese cuisine, only it is slowly becoming popular among locals. Qingdao garden is located in Cambridge and offers some of the most delicious Chinese dumplings (homemade), wonton soup, veggie dumplings, pork with cilantro, baby shrimp with bean curd and more. Most of the items on the restaurant’s menu would be familiar to hardcore Chinese food fans, but they are good enough to create an impression and leave you wanting for more.

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