• Myers + Chang

    February 19, 2010

    Man, it has been a busy week for me! But, I finally had the chance to write my restaurant review of Myers + Chang this morning before work. Better late than never, right? ;-)

    Earlier this week, I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Myers + Chang with Mal, Beth, and Corey. Myers + Chang has been on my “must visit” list for months now, so when Beth suggested it a few weeks ago, I knew that we absolutely had to go there for dinner one night during her visit.

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    The cuisine at Myers + Chang is inspired by Taiwanese soul food and Southeast Asian street food. Everything that I tasted was delicious, fresh, and unique.

    The decor inside the restaurant can be best described as Chinatown meets upscale diner.

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    We ate off place mats cut from newspapers. Neat! :-D

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    On Monday and Tuesday nights, Myers + Chang offers Cheap Date specials, which include 5 dishes for $40 per couple. You can pick from a variety of pre-set menus or chose the Blind Date, in which the chef selects the tasting menu.

    Being the adventurous couples that we are, we picked the Blind Date X 2, which meant 10 different dishes for the table. I knew that we were in for a treat!

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    M & T.

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    B & C.

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    Our meal started with a plate of Asian Pickles (carrot and daikon slaw, plums, cucumbers, cauliflower, jalapenos and kimchee).

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    And, then a plate of Mu La Lat Skewers, which were pork meatballs, grilled with lemongrass and served with fresh mint, lettuce wraps, and fish sauce. The combination of ingredients easily made this dish one of my favorites.

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    Up next was Garlicky + Spicy Chicken Wings with Housemade Sriracha and Pickled Salad

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    Baby Octopus with Grilled Corn on the Cob and Sriracha Butter

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    Gai Lan + Ginger

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    Chinese Sesame Cucumbers

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    Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried rice) with Pork, Shrimp, Pineapple and Farm Egg. This dish was also one of my favorites– it actually may have been my most favorite of the entire night! I loved all of the different flavors and textures.

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    Slammin’ Salmon with Ginger, Sriracha, and Rock Sugar

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    And, finally, Thai Ginger Chicken Salad with Lemongrass, Rice Vermicelli and Butter Lettuce. This dish was also especially awesome. The Thai Ginger Salad had tons of flavor– lemongrass mixed with an amazing spicy dressing. Underneath all of the veggies were angel hair-like noodles and bits of toasted ground rice, which added a fun crunch.

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    The dishes just kept coming! Our table was jam-packed with plates and plates of food. It was awesome! :mrgreen:

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    With all of the different options covering our table, the four of us were in foodie heaven!

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    After finishing the meal, our server told us that we enjoyed one of the best Blind Dates he’d ever seen! Joanne hooked us up! :-D

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    And, of course, the best part of the evening (besides the food, of course) was meeting Joanne Chang herself. She was so friendly and down-to-earth in person. It was really great to meet her!

    (Mal actually arranged this introduction and photo opp because Beth and I were too nervous to inquire about meeting the famous chef. :oops: )

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    I absolutely LOVED my first experience at Myers + Chang. I can’t wait to go back again! I hear they have amazing desserts! Next time, right? ;-)

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    { 35 comments… read them below or add one }

    Jenn @ Livewellfit February 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Myers & Chang is such a cool place! I love Washington Street…it truly is being built up and transformed! I want someone to come in to my home and decorate our place!

    I want to do a tour of South End restaurants this spring! :) Try Southend Buttery if you haven’t already. DELISH!!!

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    Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday February 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    I had to google sriracha. I always call it rooster sauce! I love that stuff :d

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    Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 19, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Wow… foodie heaven!!!! And how cool that you got to meet the chef herself!

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    Danica February 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Wow that is A LOT of food and it all looks amazing! What a fun concept!

    Have an awesome weekend!

    Danica

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    Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com February 19, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Octopus!! What’s that like? Is it anything like squid? I’d LOVE to try it, but I’m yet to see it on a menu :s
    That restaurant looks great though – I like it when you just get loads of dishes and share, so much tastier cos you get to try everything :D

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    Carolyn February 19, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I have GOT to get to Boston, soon!

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    Lauren @ Eater not a runner February 19, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Ever since I heard about the “blind date” that has been on my list of places to go. After reading this I will definitely have to check it out!

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    Kelly February 19, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Oh man, I dunno if I could be that adventurous and trust the chef. Everyone looked delish though.

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    Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers February 19, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    daaaang that food looks great! it’s like a big family buffet table… so much good lookin’ grub!

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    Kelly @ Healthy Passion February 19, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    YUM! YUM! YUM! That looks like a fabulous dinner!!!

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    Lo February 19, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Love love LOVE the food! It looks amazing! Asian street food is just everything you’d want in a meal, comforting, delicious, simple, cheap.
    xxx

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    Hannah February 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    That all looks HEAVENLY! I love the spice and zing and pizzazz of that kind of food – I particularly love the pickles, and the sound of the salmon with rock sugar. Hurrah for you choosing the Blind Date meal and giving us so much to enjoy looking at!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) February 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    what a great night! i would totally demolish that fried rice and salmon…HOLY YUM! sounds like you guys all had a great time :)

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    Ameena February 19, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Wow…I love how clean and simple the restaurant’s design is. I am also pretty partial to the Slamming Salmon. These type of restaurants are exactly the kind I love!

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    Scott February 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I too had a great meal at M+C recently. I went last weekend and I have to tell you, your Blind Date dishes were awesome I’m sure, I’ve had some of them, but you HAVE to go back to try the wok-roasted lemongrass mussels, that is if you like mussels. They were without question the best mussels I’ve ever had, anywhere, and easily in the top ten dishes I’ve ever had, period.

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    Leah February 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I am so proud that you both just let the chef surprise you – that’s when they really get to have fun and make what they’d want to have if they were you!

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    Lauren February 19, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Wow, what a fantastic spread of eats! I’ve got to check out Myers + Chang.

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    Lisa @ Early Morning Run February 19, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    beautiful decor. And food!

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    Elina February 19, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Good to finally see this review. Adam was just telling me a few days ago that he really wants to go back (we’ve only been once and he got a sandwich). Maybe next weekend (this one is booked already ;) )

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    Heather February 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    yummy looks great!

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    Christie @ Honoring Health February 19, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Wow, everything looks great! Nice review!

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    Diana(mymarblerye) February 19, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I’m looking into Boston flights stat! This place looks ridiculously good! Great pick! I’m drooling as I type

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    Michelle February 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I love Myers + Chang and I always order the Asian pickles! Glad you enjoyed it!

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    Allison K February 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    oh my….that looks amazing. I don’t think I can find food like that in Idaho. :(

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    Leena February 19, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    wow! sounds like a fantastic dinner!

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    Leanne February 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    It’s experiences like these that make going out to eat my favorite thing to do!!! Everything looks/sounds wonderful!

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    Anusce@ciao-chow February 19, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I miss Boston so much. I am studying for the Bar Exam now here in Northern Virginia and I cannot wait to explore what the DC area has to offer, so that I will stop missing Boston!

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    Nicole February 19, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Oh nice! That food looked SO good! My favorite is gai lan; I used to have that almost every other night for dinner when my grandmother lived with us. I miss her and her cooking so much – your dinner reminded me of it!

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    Lily @ Lily's Health Pad February 19, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Love the lucky cat!!! I collect them. :-)

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    Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward February 19, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I love that pic of Mal taking a huge bite! Definitely in foodie heaven.

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    Cynthia (It All Changes) February 19, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    How fun to have a chef pick a wonderful meal for you. And the photo op is still so cool.

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    Wendy (Give Love Create Happiness) February 19, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    what wonderful meals! Love the picture of you gals with the chef!

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    Lynn (The Actors Diet) February 19, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    yay for taiwanese food! that’s where my family’s from!

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    Kristilyn (My 29th Year) February 19, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Wow – everything looks so delicious! How could you NOT get all those dishes?

    K

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