Where to Find the Best Chinese Food in Boston · The Food Lens

No disrespect to Gene, but you can skip the flatbread: Hand-pulled noodles are where it’s at when it comes to this downtown hole-in-the-wall. The starchy ribbons at Gene’s Chinese Flatbread Cafe are made fresh daily and smothered in savory flavors, like the #4 Hand-Pulled Noodles that tosses them with minced garlic, crushed cayenne pepper, and cilantro; and the #9 Cumin Lamb version that’s enlivened by sweet onions, chili oil, and fragrant morsels of meat. One non-noodle option that’s not to be missed is the Lamb Skewers, which are spiced with red chili and cumin and prove a great companion to the #4. Gene’s also has suburban locations in Woburn and Westford.