Last Thursday Blue Dragon celebrated their one year anniversary. This is Ming Tsai’s second restaurant and his first in Boston. When it first opened there was so much buzz it was impossible to grab a seat at this gastro pub that served Asian inspired plates. One year later the place remains a popular destination, and I’m happy to say that Ming’s touch remains – the food and service is excellent.
Blue Dragon encourages you to share plates so there are only a few true dinner plates. We sampled a bit of everything but one thing you *must* try is the potstickers on the menu; we tried two: Carolina BBQ (top left) for $9 and Braised Short Rib and Chinese Celery Potstickers (top right) for $9. Both were soft and flavorful, but I liked the kick in the BBQ Potstickers most.
We followed the poststickers with Ming’s take on Fish-n-Chips $12 that are made with panko cod, fries and served on a soft tortilla with cabbage, peppers and Chinese black vinegar aioli. These were delicious and something I would recommend to anyone who likes this sort of thing. The peppers had some heat that I found really appealing. We countered the “fish and chips tacos” with Teriyaki bison sliders $13 that come topped with smoked Gouda, caramelized onions and shiitakes. Both plates went great with my winter lager.
For dessert we ordered the deep dish chocolate chip cookie $10. The cookie is served warm in a skillet and topped with ice cream and caramel sauce and was delicious. One year later, Blue Dragon proves it still is worth visiting.
Ming Tsai’s Blue Dragon is in Fort Point Channel at 324A street in Boston; open Monday – Saturday; closed on Sunday.