Myers + Chang
From the creator of Boston-favorite Flour Bakery, Asian-inspired Myers + Chang cooks up American twists on Taiwanese, Thai, and Vietnamese classics in its quirky South End location. The “punchy and craveable” menu options range from “Dim Sum-y Things” like a rich Crab Rangoon Dip to “Buns, Baos, Rolls + a Taco” like a tangy Korean BBQ Sloppy Joe to “Mama Chang’s Favorites” with options like, Wok Roasted Mussels with grilled garlic toast and Twice-Cooked Lamb Belly Stirfry with hot mustard and noodles. At lunch try variations on Vietnamese Banh Mi like Braised Shortrib and Asian Pear with traditional carrot-daikon slaw, pickled jalapenos, and sriracha aioli dressings. Stop in with a date on Monday or Tuesdays for themed menus and great deals on shareable meals.
This is the spot to overindulge on both drinks and dim sum—I mean, bubbly is the first item on the menu. Wild boar dan dan noodles, stuffed baos, and tea-smoked ribs are all worth loading up on—and of course, the famous Mama Chang’s pork and chive dumplings are practically required on every table. Bonus: The dim sum menu is served Fridays and Saturdays, so while Sunday is off the table, mid-day dim sum to kick off the weekend is on the docket.