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Somerville's DooWee & Rice closes

Posted by Kara Baskin  November 18, 2013 10:00 AM

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Worst news I've read all day: Somerville's luscious and tiny DooWee & Rice, home to smoked salmon bao baos and crispy chicken heart fries, has closed, Eater Boston reports. True, the Powderhouse Circle location was a bit quiet and the space was slightly cramped, but still. What will the Tufts students say? Now Somervillians will have to cross the river for their magical Vietnamese eggrolls and white sauce: Owner Duy Tran plans to partner with Allston's Wonder Bar, adding a menu of more than 20 creative bao. Less conveniently, he's also considering a shop in London.

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A few stats from his Somerville run, per Tran's farewell Facebook post:

He used:

"-16,000 + pounds of chicken
-6500+ pounds of rice
-16,000+ bao baos
-1100+ gallons of white sauce
-18,000+ cups of hot sauce

*During the entire time we've been here we have yet to go through 1 roll of plastic saran wrap and only 1 roll of aluminum foil. This isnt a result from not wrapping up containers at night, it's the result of only making enough fresh foods for the day.

*absolutely no chicken, beef, or pork has ever been frozen here.

*no dish here was ever priced over $10..our duck confit baos were $9.75 which was the highest.

I am going to miss it here," he writes.

We are, too.

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