Last week I had the privilege of meeting up with a group of Boston Chowhounds for a delicious meal at Best Little Restaurant on Hudson Street in Chinatown. I met this group of folks years ago and they have expanded my culinary horizons in so many ways, one of which is having introduced me years ago to this hole in the wall restaurant with authentic Cantonese food.
Always a favorite, we ordered the long bean and minced pork lettuce wraps and since we love them so much we ordered the minced turkey version as well.
I had never had the squid with XO sauce before and it was quite good. The squid was cooked tender and the XO sauce, which is a spicy sauce with dried seafood, is a very savory sauce with a deep umami flavor.
The garlic spare ribs were meaty, porky goodness at its best.
I'm always a fan of sauteed pea pod stems and this girl's got to have her green veggies!