This blog has been mostly running and no munching, so here’s an update on a few new Malden eats that I’ve discovered and am in love with.
Oya Cafe – I’ve been stalking and waiting for Oya to open up since November if not earlier because let’s face it, Malden sadly has limited fine dining options to eat. We like to call fancy, any pizza joint that has a table cloth.
Oya Cafe has opened and I rejoiced. It’s a chic Cuban cafe by Malden Square with a great lunch and dinner menu. I’m still hoping they’ll have a brunch menu eventually. A girl can hope!
Ropa Vieja – Braised Shredded Beef with Sauté Red Peppers, Onions, Garlic, and Sofrito, Served with White Rice, and Tostones.
That was seriously, probably the most delicious meat I’ve ever eaten. Very tender with lots of sweat juicey flavor from the red peppers
Soup, Tony’s dad order. I didn’t taste but it looked very pretty.
Cuban sandwich that took serious commitment that Tony and I were able to fulfill.
The order place we have become regulars at is Sun Kong in Malden for dim sum. While we don’t speak a word of Chinese and the wait staff don’t speak English, we meet in the center with the language of pointing.
Steamed sweat pork buns
Fried scallion pork dumpling, sesame balls with red bean paste, and fried sesame ball shrimp goodness. Not official names but it’s what they are.
Our first attempt at ordering the steamed sweat pork buns ended up with the baked version. Bottom is another fried shrimp goodness but not as good at the sesame version and soupy dumplings.
Yum yum! And doesn’t require a trip to Chinatown!
Have you found any good local eats lately?