Food & Drink

Neighborhoods: Brighton

2015 Winner: MDM Noodles

The advent of Boston restaurants specializing in lesser-known regional Chinese cuisines is among our favorite recent dining trends. This Brighton Center storefront offers the trendy mala pot, a spicy build-your-own soup, but its unique satisfactions originate in Central and Western China: Henan, Shaanxi, Chongqing and Xinjiang provinces. At its center are lamb dishes with hand-pulled noodle (a single coiled strand of wide, dense pasta) made fierce with garlic, chilies, cumin and numbing Sichuan peppercorn. It’s hearty, bracing and supremely affordable. 

MDM Noodles

351 Washington St., Boston • (617) 208-8663