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Seven Asian-Inspired Skewers to Try

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The Five Days of Meat's Meat on a Stick Power Hour continues with seven Asian-inspired meats on sticks that you must try.


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1. Wow Barbecue

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184 Salem St
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 605-2766
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Skewers: Virtually the whole menu consists of various meats or other items on skewers, from familiar cuts to things like chicken gizzards and hearts. The specialty is lamb, and the restaurant and food truck declares that it serves "the one and only authentic Chinese barbecue lamb skewers in Boston." [Photo: Facebook]

2. Moksa

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450 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 661-4900
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Beef Teriyaki: As part of the small plates menu, beef teriyaki skewers are prepared in a seven-spice marinade. Also, kaffir lime-seasoned lamb skewers are served with raita. [Photo: Facebook]

3. Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe

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86 Bedford Street
Boston, MA
(617) 482-1888
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Teriyaki: While the hand-pulled noodles are generally the main attraction, there are also beef and chicken teriyaki skewers available - the perfect accompaniment to some spicy, garlicky noodles. [Photo: Yelp]

4. Moyzilla

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Dewey Square Plaza (Farmer's Market)
Boston, MA 02210
(781) 640-2361
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Skewers: At this new food truck, diners can choose between the sirloin steak skewers, served with Asian chimichurri, or chicken, served with garlic cilantro aioli. Can’t decide? Opt for a meal box that comes with any skewer and choice of fried rice or stir-fried noodles. Locations vary; check the schedule before heading over. [Photo: Facebook]

5. Ittoku

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1414 Commonwealth Ave
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 605-8078
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Yakitori: Sold by the individual stick, the skewers are anything but classic, ranging from chicken skin to bacon-wrapped quail egg. [Photo: Facebook]

6. India Quality

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484 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 267-4499
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Lamb Kebab: Served via skewer, the lamb kebab consists of marinated lamb that is roasted in a clay oven. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

7. Red Lantern

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39 Stanhope St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-3900
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Kalbi Beef Skewers: Sesame soy marinated beef is wood-fired, served on a stick, and accompanied by crushed cilantro sauce. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

1. Wow Barbecue

184 Salem St, Malden, MA 02148
Skewers: Virtually the whole menu consists of various meats or other items on skewers, from familiar cuts to things like chicken gizzards and hearts. The specialty is lamb, and the restaurant and food truck declares that it serves "the one and only authentic Chinese barbecue lamb skewers in Boston." [Photo: Facebook]
184 Salem St
Malden, MA 02148

2. Moksa

450 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Beef Teriyaki: As part of the small plates menu, beef teriyaki skewers are prepared in a seven-spice marinade. Also, kaffir lime-seasoned lamb skewers are served with raita. [Photo: Facebook]
450 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

3. Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe

86 Bedford Street, Boston, MA
Teriyaki: While the hand-pulled noodles are generally the main attraction, there are also beef and chicken teriyaki skewers available - the perfect accompaniment to some spicy, garlicky noodles. [Photo: Yelp]
86 Bedford Street
Boston, MA

4. Moyzilla

Dewey Square Plaza (Farmer's Market), Boston, MA 02210
Skewers: At this new food truck, diners can choose between the sirloin steak skewers, served with Asian chimichurri, or chicken, served with garlic cilantro aioli. Can’t decide? Opt for a meal box that comes with any skewer and choice of fried rice or stir-fried noodles. Locations vary; check the schedule before heading over. [Photo: Facebook]
Dewey Square Plaza (Farmer's Market)
Boston, MA 02210

5. Ittoku

1414 Commonwealth Ave, Brighton, MA 02135
Yakitori: Sold by the individual stick, the skewers are anything but classic, ranging from chicken skin to bacon-wrapped quail egg. [Photo: Facebook]
1414 Commonwealth Ave
Brighton, MA 02135

6. India Quality

484 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Lamb Kebab: Served via skewer, the lamb kebab consists of marinated lamb that is roasted in a clay oven. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
484 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

7. Red Lantern

39 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116
Kalbi Beef Skewers: Sesame soy marinated beef is wood-fired, served on a stick, and accompanied by crushed cilantro sauce. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
39 Stanhope St
Boston, MA 02116

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