BOSTON (CBS) — Boston’s Chinatown has been undergoing a face lift over the last few years, and the best part of the transformation is its Double Chin.
“Whenever someone comes in here for the first time, they’re just like ‘whoa’,” says co-owner Gloria Chin.
Opened about a year ago, this bright, cute, seventy-seat spot is the creation of Gloria and Emily Chin, a pair of stylish sisters whose love of puns inspired the restaurant’s quirky name.
“So my name is Gloria, last name Chin,” Gloria explains. “My sister Emily and I started this business together, so that’s why it is called Double Chin.”
In fact, the name Double Chin actually has a double meaning–because after a couple meals here, you might be sporting a double chin yourself, since the menu is filled with some of the craziest guilty pleasures you’ll ever eat.
“Everyone loves it, the only think is that they feel like they’re gonna need to put on their yoga pants when they leave here.”
The food here is best described as Asian-American fusion fun, with dishes that reflect Gloria’s experience growing up as a part of two cultures.
“I like the Asian fusion aspect, because I feel like it really tells a story,” Gloria says. “I grew up in a Chinese household in America,and I wanted to create a menu that had sort of both worlds in it.”
So there are Asian twists on all kinds of American classics like mac and cheese, french fries, and chicken wings–plus outrageously over-the-top desserts, that are absolutely eye-popping.
“We want people to keep in mind that we have really epic desserts before they order everything else so that they can order accordingly,” says Gloria. “And I love the wow factor.”
Watch Phantom Gourmet on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 and 11 a.m. on myTV38.