Our friend P really loves Wang's Fast Food. He always seems to be there whenever we call him?!? Not wanting to miss out on the good stuff, we finally headed down a couple weeks ago. Wang's is in Somerville.
Wang's is kinda like your neighbourhood chinese take out/delivery place except that it's way more authentic. Wang's is also well known for dumplings, all hand made and lovingly wrapped by the owner and her mother. They're from the Northern part of China where dumplings are a staple. Sounds authentic eh?
The interior is kitschy with the christmas lights and last year's lunar new year decor but you've got to admit it adds to the character of the restaurant.
We had no idea what to get so we had to call T who'd been there before for recs (P wasn't picking up &!&@), perhaps from the special chinese menu? T suggested getting a beef spare rib dish and the dumplings. I've been back logged on blogging so I forget exactly what it was called. No worries though, you're not missing out because it wasn't that good!
My overall impression of the food was that it was authentic home style cooking. The stir fried veggies, cooked in a garlicky sauce, were just the way chinese people would have it at home. I wasn't too impressed with the beef which was dry and flavorless. And strangely enough, I can't seem to find photos in my camera of that dish either! haha
The chinese veggie dish:
The highlight was the dumplings of course. The skin of the dumpling was just the right thickness and chewiness and the insides succulent. They were yummy with the vinegary sauce. There was a whole variety of dumplings, we just picked one, not sure what we got.
The dumplings. You can sort of see the spare ribs in the back.
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Wang's Fast Food
509 Broadway (Magoun Square)
617 623 2982
Menu can be found here
This is definitely a good authentic Chinese place (not americanized). I would recommend checking it out if you live close by or are a dumpling connoisseur =). Personally, however, I would not drive to Somerville again for this, there are restaurants of similar quality in Chinatown. I also prefer the more flavorful Hong Kong style Chinese fare to the simpler mainland Chinese style.