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Wisteria House, Cambridge

Wisteria House used to be on Newbury St, but recently moved to East Cambridge a few blocks from where I grew up. The Phoenix just gave the new location a very positive review, so Carol and I headed there for lunch. The space is small, done in yellow pine and darker wood floors. There was only one other table ocuppied, however there seemed to be brisk take-out activity.

 

The lunch menu has rice plates ($7) which are the more traditional Taiwanese foods and include things like: Sautéed pork livers, pork blood tofu and whole pan-fried fish. The combination plates (also $7) are the more familiar American-Chinese offerings like: General Gau’s chicken, beef and broccoli and crab rangoons. I’m proud of Carol; she ordered shrimp with ginger and scallion off the traditional side of the menu. I got squid with basil. It was spicy, but in a really nice flavorful way. Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m a wimp when it comes to spiciness. The squid were tender and plentiful and the basil added a nice counterpoint to the heat. Carol loved her shrimp and proclaimed she might be tempted to order it every time.

 

Service was speedy, but friendly. It was all that one requires for a good, inexpensive, and quick lunch. Try it out if you are in the area. I will definitely be back to try their dinner offerings.

 

http://www.wisteriatw.com/site/index.php

 

The phoenix review:

 

http://thephoenix.com/Boston/Food/63845-WISTERIA-HOUSE/

 

 

569 Cambridge St

Cambridge, MA

(617) 868-8166  

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