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The excellent Hong Kong–style and Chinese-American classics are only half the story at this lively storefront restaurant. Great Taste is also one of the only restaurants in Boston that serves dim sum a la carte—in other words, made to order, not wilting on a steam cart. Shrimp and chive dumplings (separately or together) are delectable. Of the larger dishes, I especially like salt-and-pepper seafood of all kinds, hot pots (“casserole specials” on the menu), and anything with Chinese broccoli. One door down, the excellent bakery half of the business sells not-too-sweet Chinese sweets (walnut cookies, egg tarts) and Western-style layer cakes.