North Shore Sichuan lovers, rejoice: Malden eatery Fuloon has plans to expand to a second location in Beverly. A Chowhound poster started the rumor yesterday, and today, owner Diane Tang confirmed with Eater that the second restaurant could open by August.
Fuloon offers a huge menu of authentic Chinese dishes and chef Zhang Wenxue's specialties. Last year, Serious Eats included the restaurant on a must-try list of places in the greater Boston area — but the site has noted in the past that its lunch buffet and some requisite Chinese take-out dishes are actually best avoided. Stick to the Szechuan-style hot diced chicken, steamed beef, the off-menu mapo tofu, and other regional dishes.