Most memorable dishes of 2010
Michele McDonald for The Boston Globe
Of all the food in all the world, I have perhaps the deepest, most abiding love for noodles in soup. This year I got to eat Phillip Tang’s thick-cut noodles at East by Northeast. They unfurl from your chopsticks like heavy ribbon, as chewy as gum when you first bite in. Tang fixes them a few ways, but my favorite is floating in a spicy beef broth with beef shank and root vegetables, topped by a runny poached egg. Simple satisfaction. 1128 Cambridge St., Cambridge. 617-876-0286. www.exnecambridge.com.