Our first full day of Boston left us tired from walking the Freedom Trail and also from drinking beer. After retiring to our hotel for a quick nap, we headed to Myers + Chang.
If you had to guess, you would probably guess Chang, but you would be wrong. That’s not Chang. It’s Woo.
Place mats are local Chinese newspaper pages, and their menu looks like a takeout menu.
Honey Jack with ginger, topped with a lager. Very refreshing, and the ginger and the lager take out the sweetness from the Jack, which is way too overwhelming.
I really enjoy this beer. I found it at BevMo, but it’s $5 a bottle. No thanks.
taiwanese-style cool dan dan noodles, fresh peanut and chili sambal
wok-charred udon noodles, chicken, baby bok choy, oyster sauce
tiger’s tears (aka bang bang & olufsen beef), grilled steak, thai basil, lime, khao koor
braised pork belly buns, bao, brandy hoisin, house pickle
lemon-ginger mousse coupe, homemade fortune cookie
Myers + Chang seems a little gimmicky with giant dragons painted on the windows, charging a luxury fee for Asian dishes when Chinatown is a mere two blocks away. This place is more than Asian food at a premium though. It’s a delicious little joint for familiar foods with a slight twist. They don’t stray too far from the traditional tastes on most of their dishes, which makes it comfort food. The sauces are a little bit different, a little bit lighter, but overall it’s close to what I grew up eating with my parents.
If you feel like exploring a little more, they have that too. Some of their own creations, like chicken and waffles made with a ginger-sesame waffle looked pretty good.
I’d stop into this place again if I was in town, and you should too.