Hold down Control (PC) or Command (Mac) key + mouseclick to select more than one option
Posted by Anonymous on 09/29/2010
I'm not usually a fan of the so-called "Peking ravioli" which is known to in the rest of the US as potstickers... But they have some pretty good ones here. The skin is a little on the thick side which means it's nice and chewy (I like mine fried so it has a toasty crispness too)
Posted by Moi on 09/15/2009
This is a great place for a student on a budget. Decent food at a reasonable price. Definately worth it
Posted by Sara on 04/17/2009
Moved away from the Boston area over two years ago and still miss this place! The food is absolutely wonderful and we actually became like family friends with the owner and staff. Although the place is no-frills, we always felt welcomed and cared for, and ate there at least once a week for two years. Never had a meal less than tasty and am yet to find a place as good in DC...
Posted by Anonymous on 03/09/2009
I get delivery, so it's a shame I was forced to rate eat-in parameters. These people are a bit cost-conscious, but I've had good food from them. Come here hopeful without fixed expectations. I wouldn't get the wheat gluten, as it is spongy and saturated with oil. The scallion pancakes are alright, but you don't get much. The Mo Pao To Fu may typify their approach to vegetables; thin (and hot!) sauce, overwhelming flavor of fresh mushrooms, rather than the gentle, harmonized fare of most Chinese restaurants. You may like it very much. And yes, they are gruff, but let's see you make a living running a restaurant!
Posted by Todd on 12/18/2008
I love the ambience of Chinese (Polynesian) restaurants. The Buddhas, bamboo, colored lights, fish tanks, etc. Well, this place has none of that. BUT, more importantly, it's absolute top of the line food. Unlike some other places, the food always tastes amazingly fresh, whether it's chicken wings, rice dishes, you name it. In reference to what someone mentioned regarding service, the man who takes my order isn't a laugh riot, slap-you-on-the-back, happy guy. But, he appreciates good customers, and starts throwing something free in when you have them deliver enough so they know you. At least, he has with me. ... And, oh boy, have I found much meaner restaurant types in other parts of Boston and Cambridge. The owner is not mean, just a bit terse and to the point, and he's never made a mistake on an order. Believe me, if you want superb American Chinese food, you really can't do better than Pu Pu Hot Pot.
Posted by Vince on 07/27/2008
The food at Pu Pu Hot Pot is amazing and it is relatively inexpensive. However the service is horrible. The owner is really rude even to the customer's face. On the phone he is even worse and I even heard him say to a customer that they "talk too much". I have never witnessed such rudeness to a customer in a restaurant ever! I have stopped going there because of the service, but the food is absolutely top notch and cheap.
Posted by Ryan on 10/06/2006
Living in Central Square for over a year now, I have tried most restaurants within walking distance, especially Chinese takeout. Pu Pu Hot Pot ranks at the top of the list for me. Always great food at a great price. Quick service... Everything you expect from a top notch Chinese takeout. Don't expect frills if you eat in, the place is nothing special. It is truly all about the food. Try the Ma La Duck if you like duck. Easily my favorite entree, though I am partial to their Peking Ravioli (similar to potstickers I think). The offer some interesting options including dishes with beef tendon too, so there are items for the more adventerous as well!