Boston has a lot of great eats – one that was recommended to me to try was Meyers & Chang – and if you are ever in Boston do yourself a favor and go here!
J and I arrived at about 4:30 in the afternoon, starving and not having eaten any lunch, after reading on their website that they served all day. When we walked in we were promptly greeted by staff who were eating their own lunches at one of the long high tables near the front – we felt like perhaps we were intruding but the staff was extremely gracious and directed us to a table. Their daytime menu is fun and eclectic – a “reinterpretation” of Asian cuisine. J and I started out with a bowl of hot and sour soup, which arrived promptly and was the freshest tasting hot and sour soup I have ever had.
We then moved on to a lot of small plates – which are listed on the menu as dim sum but are not your traditional dim sum dishes. Crispy spring rolls, redolent with fresh garlic chives and shiitake, braised pork belly buns, pickles and kimchi, chicken and waffles, the waffle lovely with a distinct ginger and sesame flavor and served with a sweet and sour sauce. And the star of all the dishes we ordered – the tea-smoked spare ribs. Oh my! Seriously the BEST spare ribs I have ever had, falling off the bone, flavorful with tea and sweet hoisin, and succulent.
Also, I have to send props to our server, who was amazing – attentive, chatty but not overbearing – he even joked with us about the fact that the staff liked listening to Fleetwood Mac when the place was empty and my hatred of it. He even had them change the music over to old Modest Mouse, thereby making the experience even more perfect.