198 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 436 – 1908
Open mon-sun 10am-10pm
This place will definitely deceive you. Its location is less than optimal to say the least, but at least there is a little parking lot just across the street. At the time that I went to go visit the restaurant. The front of the restaurant could definitely use some R&R, in fact, when I went to the restaurant, there was no sidewalk whatsoever.. But enough about that exterior and on to the interior and food!
The inside of the restaurant is simple enough. Just like any other generic cheap asian eatery. So this setting is absolutely unimpressive. Complete with the bathroom thats tucked right next to the kitchen. Also the servers clearly have much to learn about the english language, but are competent enough to get you the food you want without trouble.
So we ordered the Bo 7 Mon, which literally translates to “seven courses of beef”. So when you order this dish, it is quite the extravagant experience. They bring out a large plate of vegetables and herbs, some of which I cannot identify, but what I could were carrots, cucumbers, pickled radish and carrot slaw, bean sprouts, limes, apples, mint, basil and one unidentified plant. Then there was a plate filled with rice wrappers used for spring rolls, a bowl of warm/hot water for the wrappers, individual plates per person, bowl of mystery sauce, plate of rice noodles, and a hotpot like contraption in which we cook the thinly sliced beef. So at least at this location, they bring out roughly 4 plates of plain beef with onions, which you boil in the hot seasoned oil in the cooker. But after the first 4 plates, they bring out a new cooking style. The next cooking method they brought out a mini wok styled cooker which had a stick of butter used to fry the meat. And to accompany this, the remaining plates of beef came in two different kinds of seasonings.
I feel that for the price that this place is a pretty good eat, if you are willing to ignore the less than ideal location, and the run down appearance of the restaurant. This is one of those cases where you should not judge a book by its cover. The appearance of this restaurant does not reflect the quality of food to be had inside.