In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Chinatown, on the corner of Harrison and Stuart, sits an almost obscure establishment. Unsurprisingly, if you’re reading this, and you frequent the Chinatown area of Boston, then this restaurant isn’t obscure to you in the least bit….and why would it be? but to me and my “creature-of-habit” ways, I am just now stepping foot into Double Chin; and boy am I happy I did….(yes, I did just say “boy”….I’m officially getting old)
Two very important things you should know about this place is that #1 they serve alcohol and #2 they stay open late night…you know, the “late-night” you used to yearn for during a night out at college; the party after the party, if you will…minus the annoying frat boys. When you go, be sure to try their newest drink pictured above. It’s called “Under the Sea” and has Soju (Korea’s most popular alcoholic drink), lychee and gummy worms! It’s not too strong or too sweet and can be shared with friends or thrown back by your lonesome…we won’t judge.
The feast that took place during this visit was unbelievably incredible, and full of umami. We started off with the crispy salt and pepper wings which were cooked to perfection. If you know me or follow me on Instagram, then you know that I am picky about my wings (extra, extra crispy please, leave the sogginess behind).
Quickly after the wings were placed in front of us and devoured instantaneously, we were, dare I say, #blessed with a Mac & Cheese skillet (wide rice noodles, cheese, bacon, scallion, panko), Poutine Your mouth (waffle fries topped with kimcheese, sriracha mayo, scallion & seaweed seasoning) and avocado toast (egg and furikake).
And as if the cheese porn couldn’t get any better, it just did! We were then served Portuguese Chicken Rice topped with coconut milk and turmeric cheese. I know, it sounds like “huh?!” but everything just meshed well together and formed a complete palatable adventure for my mouth.
Not surprisingly, my favorite of the night was the vermicelli “pizza” with soft shell crab…what can I say? I love seafood! Pizza is in quotes due to the fact that this wasn’t at all a pizza, but it did have layers, and each layer was bursting with flavor and was enjoyed thoroughly.
But the real star of the night was the Berry Healthy (no joke, that’s the actual name) “cubed toast”. It’s basically fried brioche toast, sliced and diced, and topped with vanilla ice cream, berries, pocky, mochi, granola and strawberry sauce. PHEW!
I’m not afraid to admit it….we ate every single last bite.
So if you’re ever in the area, check out Double Chin, and give them a follow on Instagram too!
I was provided a complimentary meal for review. All content and opinions are my own.