Office workers and hoodie-clad students pack this 20-seat, cash-only noodle house to tuck into steaming bowls of spicy soup and orders of hand-pulled flour noodles (smacked into shape on the premises). Carnivores have plenty of choices, such as the stellar cumin-lamb noodles and the namesake pork or beef flatbread sandwiches, a staple food in the owner’s Western Chinese region of Xi’an. Due to the limited space and scruffy environs, most customers take their orders to go.
Downtown Boston has one of the oldest and largest Chinatowns in the country. As such, the neighborhood offers plenty of authentic Chinese restaurants and hole-in-the-wall dumpling spots. Top-notch kitchens churn out delicate noodles, flavorful dim sum, and diverse regional specialties all over Boston, Cambridge and surrounding areas. Chinese restaurants are a popular and inexpensive late-night dining option in a city that is notorious for shutting down early; several of Boston’s top Chinese eateries get packed after 2am, when many of the best bars in Boston (and best clubs in Boston) close down. You'll also likely find some Chinese dishes served in style at the best Thai restaurants and Korean restaurants in Boston.
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