Sunday, February 10, 2013
Boston Globe Review: Kam Man
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: http://b.globe.com/12CWMW2
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I'll leave you with some wintry scenes I snapped with my phone.