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Chili Square in Quincy, MA

We decided to switch it up from our usual fave, go-to weekend lunch spot Falafel King and try out Chili Square across the street the other week after our AM workout.

Ummm…Chili Square is really, really good – I’m still thinking about one of the noodle bowls weeks later.

spicy beef noodle soup

I ordered the spicy beef noodle soup. It had a really nice heat and punchy flavor, but it wasn’t heavy. The beef slices were super tender and flavorful. My only complaint is there weren’t enough beef slices. The beef to noodle ratio was ridiculous. Don’t get me wrong. The noodles were delicious, but I didn’t order just noodles and soup. If it hadn’t been for that this would be tops on my noodle soup list.

spicy cumin-spiced lamb noodles

I thought my noodle soup was amazing until I tried out the Mister’s cumin-spiced lamb with the flat noodles. It was out of this world. The lamb to noodle ratio was on point. This dish was rich – there was just enough fat to help the heat and cumin spice stick to the noodles.

I actually wanted to switch bowls with the Mister.

The space is pretty small, but worth the wait…or take-out. One bowl can easily feed two people. Next time, we just might split the cumin-spiced lamb noodle soup.

We are definitely returning.


Chili Square
666 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02170
617-472-8888
open daily from 11AM-9:30PM

Some banh mi and noodle soup in Garland, Texas

Vietnamese food in Dallas, Texas | by Lillian Lee

We sought out some banh mi initially. After checking out Dallas Fort Food’s recommendation, we went to Banh Mi #1 located in the Cali Saigon Mall in Garland, Texas and ordered one as well as a spring roll.

Banh Mi #1

Vietnamese food in Dallas, Texas | by Lillian Lee

We ordered the day diet from Banh Mi no. 1. The bread was crispy, buttery and soft. Whoa. It put the bread in Boston to shame…shame!

Vietnamese food in Dallas, Texas | by Lillian Lee

The spring roll was ok – it was a spring roll.

Here’s Dallas Fort Food‘s impression of the banh mi:

Banh Mi #1
3212 N Jupiter Rd Ste 136.
Garland, TX 75044


Chao Vit Thanh Da

As we were munching on our banh mi, the Mister noticed Chao Vit which we were sitting right across from. He did a quick Yelp search and found out that there was a duck noodle soup that was a must-try. So, we ordered one.

Vietnamese food in Dallas, Texas | by Lillian Lee

They put like half a duck into the bowl. Tasty tasty and a nice change from pho.

Chao Vit
3212 N Jupiter Rd Ste 135
Garland, TX 75044

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