The sibling trio has also launched a specialty food product line, starting with sauces, and Boston fans couldn't be happier (including us).
As described on the website, the sauces will be available in three flavors: apple hoisin, “sweet and salty like a Chinese barbecue sauce”; cranberry sweet and sour, “bright and tangy”; and smoked maple-ginger that is “perfect for marinating steaks, drizzling on noodles, veggies, stir-fries, rice … basically everything.”
Mei Mei debuted on the Boston food scene in 2012 as a food truck run by a cheerful, eco-conscious sibling trio. After quickly gaining a cult following with creative Chinese-American food, environmentally friendly business practices and affordable prices, the truck won Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston award for food trucks in 2012. The siblings then launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant at 506 Park Drive, near the Kenmore Square and the Boston University campus. This past November, the team started serving food out of a kiosk made from a repurposed shipping container at the Innovation & Design building in the Seaport district.
Comfort food classics on the Mei Mei menu include the famous “Double Awesome,” a scallion pancake sandwich with two poached eggs, Vermont cheddar and homemade pesto; Kung Pao chicken dip with cheese, peanuts and crackers; a “Magical Kale Salad” with two poached eggs, feta, panko breadcrumbs and a rice wine-vinaigrette; and an ever-evolving line-up of dumplings.
The three gluten-free sauces are now available for sale, at the truck, restaurant and shipping container. The cost is $9 for a 12-ounce bottle. Online ordering will be available soon.
Mei Mei - 506 Park Drive, Boston, 857.250.4959, meimeiboston.com
Nicole Fleming writes The Girl Who Ate Boston food blog. She is a long-avowed fan of Mei Mei, which she wrote about on her blog in May, and she thinks you too will be a fan as soon as you try the food. Follow her on Twitter @GirlEatsBoston.