The Other Critics

Fish ‘Don’t Fare All That Well’ at Market; House of Chang is ‘Swell’

Market Photo: Syndicate

• Mat Schaffer gives a B to Market where “fish doesn’t fare all that well”: “I wholeheartedly applaud Market’s commitment to quality and affordable prices. But after two visits (one anonymous; one recognized) I must report the food is inconsistent.” [Herald]

• Robert Nadeau has two stars for House of Chang: “House of Chang doesn’t fully revive the excitement of the first wave of Szechuan cooking, but it does have some swell food at moderate prices.” [Phoenix]

• The Dig bestows three stars on Symphony 8, where the hog wings are the must-try item: “Advertised as bite sized, these four-bite-minimum pork shanks are trimmed to have a little handle of bone protruding, braised and then deep fried (sans breading) to transform into a delectable finger-food appetizer. Served alongside house-made waffle fries, I was pleasantly surprised that the side of chipotle ranch dressing wasn’t thin and salad dressing-y, but creamy and smoky. ” [Dig]

• On The Cheap heads out to Falafel Corner, where “the food will warm you and so will the immensely friendly owners, Ahmed Naguib and Dany Abo-El-khair, who bring their Egyptian heritage to dishes you may already know.” [Globe]

• MC Slim JB enjoys @Union’s filling of the Allston breakfast hole: “Breakfast offerings are predictable and mostly good.” [Phoenix]

Fish ‘Don’t Fare All That Well’ at Market; House of Chang is ‘Swell’