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Hidden Gem

2014 Winner: Gene’s Chinese Flatbread

This modest downtown storefront is Boston’s only outlet for Shaanxi cuisine. Stick to dishes numbered 1 to 10 on its short menu: flatbread sandwiches, soups, stews and noodle dishes with pork, beef or lamb. It’s hearty, savory food—add some brick-toned hot sauce for heat—made with great care for short money. The No. 9, cumin lamb topping noodles hand-pulled to order like so much taffy, might be the single most delicious plate of affordable comfort in the city.

Gene’s Chinese Flatbread

86 Bedford St., Boston • (617) 482-1888

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