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BAO BAO BAK­ERY & CAFE

Bak­ery The em­ploy­ees at this tiny Chi­na­town bak­ery are dressed in fun and bright pur­ple uni­forms, but Bao Bao serves a se­ri­ous ex­panse of au­then­tic pas­tries, baked goods and sweets, from al­mond and crunchy palm leaf cook­ies to taro sweet bread loaves. Sand­wiches are also avail­able. Open daily 6:45 am-7:30 pm. 77 Har­ri­son Ave., 617.988.8191. $

DOU­BLE CHIN

Asian Fu­sion Glo­ria and Emily Chin opened their new Chi­na­town-The­ater District Hong Kong style cafe hop­ing to cor­ner the col­lege and post-col­lege aged crowd with de­light­ful and calo­rie-heavy Asian-Amer­i­can treats of both the sweet and sa­vory va­ri­ety. Try mod­ern Asian fu­sion sal­ads, sand­wiches and com­fort food, in­clud­ing Craisin crab ran­goon, Asian-in­spired “pou­tine” and Spam-and-taro fries. Dessert is deca­dent, from Matcha Tres Leches Grass Jelly to the sig­na­ture cube toast. Open 7 am-mid­night. 86 Har­ri­son Ave., 617.482.0682.

NEW SHANG­HAI

Chi­nese Highly-skilled Shang­hainese chefs man the kitchen that of­fers Shang­haistyle cui­sine, as well as Szechuan and Amer­i­can­ized en­trees. Don’t miss the spe­cialty Shang­hai-style cold dishes. L and D (daily). 21 Hud­son St., 617.338.6688. $$

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