My Life in Boston

mostly about food, but also about sneakers, make-up…and now, my kid

Month: April 2018

Eggroll Lady & Fish Shack in Worcester, MA

There are the seafood shacks up north and those down south, but my favorite spot for fried whole belly clams and fried scallops? In the western part of the state. Who knew?


We’ve been going to Eggroll Lady & Fish Shack for a few years now ever since we discovered them at a local fair. What got us hooked at first were the Vietnamese egg rolls. It’s still what gets us, but in addition, the fried seafood is off the charts.


a bowl of clam chowder jam packed with clams and potatoes


we got 5 egg rolls for $5.99 AND they threw in a crab rangoon – yum! FYI everything is made to order so these egg rolls were crazy hot and steaming.


we love that they give us the option of eating the egg rolls with lettuce, cilantro and the Vietnamese fish dipping sauce (Nước Mắm Chấm)


a pint of fried whole belly clams. there was SO much!

Note that they are only open a few days a week and tend to get super packed and busy. But, this place is well-worth the trek and wait.

Eggroll Lady & Fish Shack
609 W Bolyston St
Worcester, MA 01605
Thu: 11am – 8pm
Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat: 4pm – 8pm

Tastiest Shawarma at Falafel King in Quincy

Falafel King is our favorite spot for falafels, chicken shawarma and kafta shish kabobs. We’ve tried other falafel shops around Boston and beyond, but they just can’t compare – either the flavors are off or the meats are dry and sad. This is not the case with Falafel King, which is why we have been coming here for years.

Also, while most other places do not include falafel with your plate, Falafel King throws in two giant falafels with each plate and salad order.

Typically, my go-to plate is the kafta shish kabob salad. It’s just so delicious. You can get it with rice, but the salad helps balance the richness of the kafta.


kafta shish kabob salad: ground beef & lamb mixed with chopped parsley and special spices grilled on a charcoal broiler

Just the other evening, we stopped by to place a kafta shish kabob salad to go and, to our shock, they were all sold out. What?!

And so, I ended up getting a chicken shawarma salad instead and the Mister got the lamb shawarma salad. Both are just as amazing. Props go to places that can serve up tender, juicy pieces of chicken on a consistent basis because that’s not easy.


chicken shawarma salad: grilled chicken marinated in lemon, olive oil, and spices


lamb shawarma salad: grilled lamb marinated in lemon, olive oil, and spices

Also, super glad to find out that they are indeed open again on Saturdays from 11am-5pm because a few weeks ago when we stopped by, we were met with a closed sign. It was sad, but now we are happy again!

Falafel King
690 Hancock St.
Quincy, MA 02170
(617) 773-0100

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