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.
Great Taste Bakery & Restaurant
61–63 Beach St (off Hudson St.).
Our Rating Neighborhood The North End Hours Sun–Thurs 6:30am–10pm, Fri–Sat 6:30am–11pm. Reservations not accepted. Transportation T: Orange Line to Chinatown Phone 617/426-6688 Prices Main courses $5–$16 (most items less than $12); dim sum $2.50–$5 Cuisine Type Cantonese/Dim Sum Web site Great Taste Bakery & Restaurant
Map61–63 Beach St Boston
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