Get ready for a tongue-tingling transformation on Harvard Street in Brookline because the spice levels are about to go through the roof. Zhang Liang Malatang, the international sensation known for its fiery Sichuan hot pot, is all set to replace the now-shuttered Dok Bua Thai restaurant, in a move that's stirring up both excitement and nostalgia among the local foodies. According to a recent scoop from Boston Restaurants, the 411 Harvard Street address, once home to the Thai favorite, will soon simmer with the spicy delights of Sichuan cuisine.
Zhang Liang Malatang isn't just any newcomer; it's a chain with pedigree, coming off a spicy streak of international expansion. After quenching the spicy cravings of hot pot lovers around the globe and establishing outlets in over 10 countries, with the chain has taken a strategic lung towards becoming a global powerhouse since 2019 as shared by the restaurant's own website.
From Japan to the United States and Canada to the United Kingdom, Zhang Liang Malatang has been winning hearts and, let's just say, interestingly numbing tongues along the way. The Brookline launch is another jewel in Zhang Liang's spicy crown, bringing their total count to nearly 6,000 chain stores worldwide.