A restaurant in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood that claims to be the first of its kind in the entire state is expanding northward.
According to a source, Spicy World is opening in Malden, moving into a space on Pleasant Street where Oppa's Kitchen and Bar had been until closing last year. Our source indicates that like the original location on Beach Street in Chinatown, the new outlet of Spicy World will feature Sichuan skewer pots, a food item that they say they introduced to Massachusetts and which diners are given a broth that they choose along with sticks of meat and vegetables and such items as noodles and freshly-made dumplings that are added to the broth (which typically includes warming ingredients such as Sichuan peppers). Our source also mentions that the place will also be a "street fighter cafe" with consoles lining one of the bars in front of TVs where players can compete in street-fighting (and other) tournaments.
The address for this upcoming restaurant in Malden will be: Spicy World, 157 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA, 02148. The website for the original location in Chinatown can be found at https://www.spicyworldboston.com/
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