Sunday, February 10, 2013

Boston Globe Review: Kam Man

Kam Man
Photos by Shirley Goh/Globe Staff

Happy New Year!  Or, as my family says, Xin Nian Kuai Le!  I hope all of you are safe and warm after Blizzard Nemo.  I fell behind with posting, which wasn't important when coping with the storm.  On Friday a statewide driving ban was issued in Massachusetts, but exceptions were made for some people including the media so off I went.  Driving home from the Globe in the blizzard was surreal and a bit terrifying, and it made me a staunch supporter of the ban.  Then the power got knocked out just before I arrived home, along with the heat.  It was a punishingly cold night, but electricity and heat returned the next day.  Joe did lose a couple fish because the tank got so cold, but otherwise we were fine.  My thoughts are with friends and others still without heat or electricity.

I hope there will still be reason for celebrating, with the Year of the Snake beginning today.  For this story I reviewed the biggest Asian market south of Boston, Kam Man in Quincy.  It's got just about everything you need for your new year in one location, including a bakery and huge housewares section.  And beyond Chinese products, it also covers Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Indian, and Thai cuisines.  I also write briefly about Chinese New Year customs.

Read on to find out what I thought:
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I'll leave you with some wintry scenes I snapped with my phone.

snow collage


  1. Happy new year to you and yours! Thank you for sharing. What a delicious way to end my weekend. I hope you have a great start to your week!

  2. Happy Chinese New Year to you as well. Your place looks so cold!

  3. Woo hoo, dragon fruit! I love buying those, although Chris thinks they're pretty gross. I hope you're staying warm and that you have a Happy New year--I'm off to read your article! :D

    1. I think dragon fruit aren't as tasty as they are pretty. A little bland. Thanks!


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