Nearly 150 years ago, Boston’s first Chinese immigrants began pitching tents in what came to be known as Ping On Alley. Situated within what is now Chinatown, the alley was central to the community and even home to a communal roasting oven used by residents and businesses alike. The oven disappeared sometime in the 1950s, but the culture—including, of course, the traditional food—remains. Pass through the green gate at Chinatown’s east entrance, and you’ll find yourself immersed in a thriving center teeming with local culinary favorites.
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