Hong Kong Eatery, Chinatown, Boston

Happy Chinese and Vietnamese Lunar New Year! Chúc mừng năm mới! I enjoyed reading a great article on celebrating Chinese New Year dishes in Trinidad. 

Hong Kong Eatery has been a staple in my Chinese food repertoire for over twenty years. At least once every few months, my family and friends have dined at this hole in the wall restaurant next Bao Bao Bakery. The window front is lined with soy sauce ducks (with the duck’s head in tact), salted chickens, roasted pork and other meaty odds and ends. The service can be touchy, but the food is inexpensive, consistent and flavorful. P.S. Cash only!

I’ve tried 3/4 of the menu, and wish I could read chinese characters for the remainder of the off the menu dishes that are posted on the mirror lined walls. The servers have limited English, but get the order right when you physically point and mention numbers associated with the dishes. If the restaurant is busy and waiting line is 10 people deep, be prepared to potentially share a communal table with others.

Of all the dishes I’ve tried, the salted squid, pan-fried noodles (beef and chinese broccoli), orange chicken, wonton soup and roasted pork are all tasty dishes.

Bone in Spareribs $6.95

Peking Ravioli $4.95

General Tso’s Chicken $9.95

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