Jul 31 2021

Ten Seconds Yunnan Rice Noodles

60 Beach St
Boston, MA 02111

A very convenient spot to have a quick bit.

I haven’t had Yunnan rice noodles (Yunnan Bridge Noodles 过桥米线) for years. My father used to work in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province. I visited him in 1977 for three months. On Sundays, he would take me to downtown and have the famous bridge noodles. Before eating, he would force me to take a yellow berberine (?) 黄连素 tablet, to prevent vomiting and or diarrhea, due to unsanitized eateries.

Traditionally, you pick your soup base and a few sides (such as mushroom, bean spouts, etc.). They bring the boiling soup to your table, then put in the cooked noodles and topping it with the sides in separate dish of your choice. Normally, you can have more noodles–like Coke or Pepsi refill.

But at this restaurant, they put everything in the bowl in the kitchen. I don’t know if this restaurant offers unlimited noodles, the portion is large and tasty. There is only one young woman, who is taking care of everyone and everything. It is pretty relaxed.


Boston Chinatown and its arch

Jul 31 2021

Long Wharf, Tea Party,

Boston‘s waterfront is pretty much done. We walked on Dorchester Avenue after a lunch in Chinatown

South Station Michael S. Dukasis … dedicated in 2014. 


Boston Wharf Co. Industrial Real Estate; Boston Tea Party Museum on Congress St. Hotel InterContinental @ 510 Atlantic Ave. 


Independence Wharf building @ 470 Atlantic Avenue has Barings, Gallagher and Cushman & Wakefield as tenants. James Hook & Co. is a popular eatery. Vertex. Rowes Wharf. Boston Harbor Hotel. The pier in front of the Rowes Wharf Condo, Harborwalk, although a public space, but a private party was about to begin. 


The Long Wharf: 65 East India Row; the New England Aquarium; Chart House is a good spot to dine or for a drink.   





Jul 31 2021

Chart House

60 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

This chain restaurant started by Joey Cabell and Buzzy Bent in 1961. The Gardiner Building, however, is from 1763, the oldest structure on Long Wharf. It’s known as Hancock’s Counting House”, used by Thomas Hancock, then his nephew John.

It has four stories but I think only three levels are used for the restaurant. The interior is wonderful, maintaining the old world charm: exposed bricks walls, wide wood beams and floors.

Foods are delicious: kimchee calamari, fresh mozzarella with pesto.


Jul 31 2021

Central Burying Ground

This cemetery located on Boston Common, was established in 1754. There is a stone, stating a Chinese named Chow died in 1708.

John Boit (1774-1829) was a China trade merchant, arrived in Canton in 1795. When he left China he took a Chinese boy with him, whom he called Chow.

Here lies Interr

Jul 31 2021

Bunker Hill Museum @ Charlestown

Boston, MA

The famous battle during the first stage of the American Revolutionary War was fought on Saturday, June 17, 1775. The hill is actually in Charlestown, a big and the oldest neighborhood in Boston.

We stuck up a conversation with the ranger who is knowledgable and enthusiastic about the battle. Thanks buddy!


Bunker Hill Museum … Join or Die

Charlestown is charming and hilly. Warren Tavern @ 2 Pleasant Street, since 1780 is still kicking.

Jul 31 2021

Boston in 2021

Snapshots from BostonCross street from Long Wharf, is the Custom House, which was established in the 17th century. The current tower was built in 20th century and is now the timeshare, Marriott Vacation Club Pulse.

One India Apartments; State Street fund, an investment firm; The Black Rose; Boston Public House.


Quincy Market changed a bit, rundown; isn’t what it used to be.

Faneuil Hall, the cradle of liberty built and given to the town of Boston by Peter Faneuil. South Market. Samuel Adams Park and Tap Room.


The Old State House was built in 1713, is at coroner of State and Congress streets nowadays, a subway station, etc. The Old South Meeting House. Paramount, Opera House, Boston Ballet, on Washington Street.

Sunset 7:54pm

Jul 30 2021

Churches and more

Fairhaven Town Hall is at the end of the block of Walnut St and Center St

Millicent library

Harrop Center

Unitarian Memorial Church, since 1819. It has many enchanting floor tiles, some are like Chee Hsin’s.


Jul 30 2021

Delano B&B

39 Walnut Street
Fairhaven, MA

The Delano Homestead Bed and Breakfast is diagnose from the NE Maritime Institute. The house was built in 1832 by Delano in historic Fairhaven. The 3,800 square foot transitional / late Federal / Greek Revival architecture has 10-room but only three are for rental:

  1. The Warren Delano Room
  2. The Sara Delano Room
  3. The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Room

We called the night before for July 29 check in, the rate was $210. Unfortunately, we couldn’t cancel our reservation elsewhere. Oh well, next time.


Next door neighbor was the sailmaker Benjamin T. Taber, built around 1844. Directly cross the street was Joseph C. White, town assessor’s house that was built around 1840. It has an exquisite tether, with a horse head. The Riverside Cemetery is just a little over a mile north. The house at Newburg

Jul 30 2021

Northeast Maritime Institute

32 Washington St.
Fairhaven, MA 02719

According to its web site, this is America’s Premiere Private Maritime College. It’s not open to public. 

Manjiro Nakahama (1827-98) who was credited to have helped opening up Japan, is honored here.
“Only those who risk going too far will ever know how far that they can go”


Jul 30 2021

The Ice Cream Store

14 Bearskin Neck
Rockport, MA 01966