Even if you don’t live in the area, this consistently packed Greater Boston gem is worth the trek for its freshly prepared, authentic Taiwanese eats served in a relaxed, contemporary setting (slate floor, dark, Asian-style woodwork). Attentive staff start you off with complimentary pickled veggies and hot tea. Progress to handmade dumplings and stellar savories such as cuttlefish with scallion and ginger, and stir-fried Chinese watercress with minced garlic. Though you may pay a little more for a meal here, the quality of the cuisine more than compensates.
835 Main St
|Cross street:||between Fiske and Howard Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–9:30pm; Fri, Sat 11am–10:30pm|
|Price:||Main courses: $10–$18|