To-Go TakesBoston

Myers + Chang’s Joanne Chang Keeps Warm with Szechuan Fish and French Onion Soup


To-Go Takes is Resy’s regular feature wherein we quiz the folks behind some of our favorite restaurants about all things related to takeout. 

In this edition, we speak to Joanne Chang, a James Beard Award-winning chef and the mind behind Myers + Chang, South End’s original cutting-edge Asian diner, currently open for pickup and delivery. Below, she shares some of her favorite takeout tips, tricks, and regular stops.  


Restaurant: Myers + Chang
Name + Title: Joanne Chang, Co-Owner

Resy: What’s your favorite dish from Myers + Chang’s takeout menu?
Chang: The soy-glazed salmon with cool cucumber salad — I get it at least twice a week!
Where are you getting takeout from and what are you ordering?  
Tora Japanese Restaurant: The sake ikura don.
Coppa: The margherita pizza and rigatoni and celery Caesar.
Ostra: The snow pea salad and grilled branzino.
Chang’s favorite dish is the soy-glazed salmon, which comes with a cucumber salad. Photo by Kristin Teig, courtesy of Myers + Chang
Now that temperatures have dropped, what cold-weather foods are you looking forward to ordering the most?
The French onion soup from Mistral and the Szechuan fish from Gourmet China House.
What single restaurant dish would you walk miles for?
Cafe Sushi’s chirashi and salmon hand roll. I have walked miles for these!
What will be your first meal back once restaurants are able to reopen?
Christopher [Myers, her husband and Myers + Chang’s co-owner] and I will go to Ostra and sit in the lounge and share some sparkling rosé and oysters, caviar, hamachi tartare, grilled octopus, paella, and every dessert on the menu.
What do you miss the most about restaurants?
To overfill my calendar with too many dinner dates where we get dressed up and share drinks and food and laughs, and come home too late, and fall asleep full of drinks and food and laughs and love.

Myers + Chang is open for pickup and delivery seven days a week for dinner (4-9 p.m.) and weekend brunch (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Call (617) 542-5200 to place your order, or get pickup right on Resy.