Recent Random Good Eats and Recipe to Marinate Honey Chicken Wings

i ll start with recent lunch routine.

my biggest decision of a work day would be deciding where to eat. i work close to chinatown so i have plenty of choices other than sandwich store and fast food.

recently i am addicted to this Vietnamese joint. i have been going to this place 3 days a week for 2-3 weeks now. it’s a vietnamese sandwich shop, but i rarely get the viet sandwich because too many crumbs i dont wanna make my office a mess.

i always get the summer rolls. three for $3.25!! (yea i ate one already.) it’s light, fresh, delish, refreshing, perfect for summertime. it’s filled with cooked shrimp, rice noodles, fresh herbs, and veggies.

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bbq chicken with rice. chicken is very tender with a bit of sweetness. i like the fish sauce too! this is only $3.5!!! can you beat this!?!?!
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163 Vietnamese Sandwiches & Bubble Tea
66 Harrison Ave
(between Oxford Pl & Beach St)
Boston, MA 02111
Neighborhood: Chinatown
(617) 542-7903

for lunch, i also like the spicy fish from Gourmet Dumpling House. there is always a huge line outside during dinner time, so lunch is the perfect time to go. go there as early as 11:30 because it will also be packed after that.
beef appetizer. eat it with vinegar.
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bitter melon
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wasnt a big fan of these soup dumplings. too big and oily.
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spicy fish. ive written a review before. this is super good. spicy and numbing! one of the best in boston!
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Gourmet Dumpling House
52 Beach St
(between Harrison Ave & Tyler St)
Boston, MA 02111
Neighborhood: Chinatown
(617) 338-6223

http://www.gourmetdumpling.com/

i work from home 2 days a week. i love guacamole and salsa and mexican food. i saw this taco place in medford so i drove there during my lunch hours. their sandwiches look pretty yum too maybe next time i ll try that.
i got the chicken plate. not the best ive had, but decent. only $6.9 with guacamole.
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Tenoch Mexican
24 Riverside Ave
Medford, MA 02155
(781) 395-2221

http://www.tenochmexican.com

speaking of medford, my friend took me to a brazilian restaurant called Oasis Brazilian Restaurant. basically they serve all kinds of brazilian bbq. you can either choose all you can buffet or you can order your own. i was running late, so i didnt take my camera. i loved their chicken, so tender and perfectly seasoned. the drinks were awesome too! best part about this place was their DESSERTS! omg i saw they had passion fruit mousse, i immediately knew i had to get it since i absolutely love love passion fruit everything!
it turned out to be so much better than i expected. loved the creamy passion fruit flavor, loved the texture. my friend and i both took one to go as well.
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we also got flan. very good as well. biggest portion of flan ive had.
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Oasis Brazilian Restaurant
373 Main St
Medford, MA 02155
(781) 396-8337

http://www.newoasisrestaurant.com/

speaking of passion fruit, today i went to stop and shop to get some yogurt and apples. i saw passion fruit flavored chobani!!!! holy sht!!!!!!!!!!!! i love chobani and now they have my passion fruit!!!!!!! cant love this more. i ate one as soon as i get home. holy moly! its soooo goood!!!!!!!!!!!!! i encourage anyone to try it out!!!!!! im addicted!!!!!!
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moving on to dinner. if you are asian and have been living in boston for a while i bet you know a sushi buffet called Minado. i have been going to this place ever since high school. i dont usually eat buffet especially sushi buffet, but this place is an exception. i personally think it is better than the famous todai which has so many locations across US. the food here is pretty fresh. huge selection of all kinds sushi and japanese food. dinners and lunchs are different. dinner they offer sashimi, oysters, and crabs that they dont serve during lunch.
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but guess what i love the most out of all the yum yums?! their STRAWBERRY CAKE! (not pictured)out of all these years, im talking about 6-7 years or even more of coming here, this was the ONLY time they did not have the strawberry cake. bummerrrr omg! their strawberry cake is the best strawberry cake ive ever had, so smooth, creamy, light, not overly sweet.
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i love this place. def worth to check out if you havent.

Minado
Categories: Japanese, Buffets, Seafood
1282 Worcester Rd
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 647-0495

http://www.minado.com

after a full meal, it’s perfect time to grab a drink. one of my fave spots in boston to drink is the top of the hub.
i love the scenery; you could see entire boston. they do have live bands on thursday night or maybe other night as well. it is not expensive either although they do have a minimum spending of $25 each person if you wanna sit by the window. ive had dinner here before, it was average. i do love to grab a drink and desserts here. looking over entire boston and sipping a glass of wine and have a great conversation with your soulmate/BFF, can life get any better?
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Top of the Hub
800 Boylston St
Ste 52
(between Fairfield St & Gloucester St)
Boston, MA 02199
Neighborhood: Back Bay
(617) 536-1775

http://www.topofthehub.net

now it’s summertime everybody brought their grill out and ready to have some bbq. we had a small bbq at my friend’s new apt last weekend. i would like to share my recipe to marinate my honey chicken wings.
i bought chicken wings from stop and shop. the smaller the better. you ll need soy sauce (both dark and light), salt, ginger, scallions, pepper, and cooking wine.
when i cook, i dont use measurements, i just dump everything in. oh before you dump everything in, make sure you use a knife to poke the chicken first so the sauce can actually get inside the wing. let it sit in the fridge over night.
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when you grill it, right before they were cooked, brush a coat of honey or two. this makes the wings super delish. dont do it too early because the skin will burn quickly.
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have a great summer grilling yum yums everyone!

*all pix taken by iphone 4 except the mexican plate.

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