Boston restaurants have reopened, with indoor seating available at a number of spots. But if you’re sticking with takeout for now, we totally understand. With that in mind, we’re going to highlight the best takeout dishes we’ve had recently. This time, we’ve got toston con carne from Eastie, roasted duck and siu yuk from Chinatown, and some stellar ice cream from Cambridge.
As always, if you’ve had some great takeout lately that you want to share, feel free to email us at email@example.com or tag us on Instagram. Now, on to the dishes.
If you put anything on top of tostones, it makes it taste better (which is why we’re a little surprised no one has made a lobster roll with them yet). At La Fonda, there’s a version with seared steak and salsa - and it’s excellent. It also comes with some of the best pinto beans we’ve ever had.
There’s always a lunchtime line at Hong Kong Eatery, and for good reason. The roasted duck is cooked well and the siu yuk has the ideal crunchy exterior, though we have had better char siu elsewhere. Don’t forget to ask for more of that sweet soy-based BBQ sauce on your rice when you pick up your order - it’ll make everything taste about three and a half times better.
We recently wrote about Sumiao’s reopening, but we have to talk about the pickled cucumbers again. They’re crisp and sweet, with just a hint of spice - in our opinion, the perfect summer snack.
Sure, the namesake tofu here is good, and we’re certainly fans of their kimchi-jjigae as well. But you should also order some of their tasty kalbi, which is tender and perfectly seasoned. The portion size is also large enough to feed three, making it a pretty affordable takeout option.
Yes, it’s the summer, and yes, we’re consuming more ice-cream than the food pyramid would recommend. There are a lot of great flavors at Honeycomb - malted vanilla and port cherry vanilla, for instance - but you really need to try the jasmine and sea salt ganache. It’s light and refreshing, much like a cold cup of tea, only in ice cream form and with small surprising bites of chocolate. We’re already ordering many, many more pints for our freezer.