Boba World in Woods Cross is maybe the worst kept best secret in Utah. One of the finest Chinese restaurants in the state, tucked away in a nondescript strip mall, 15 minutes or so North of SLC.
Pictured above is the Shepherd’s Purse Shanghai Rice Cake ($8.95) dish – just one of the restaurant’s many Shanghai cuisine specialties. Slices of glutinous rice cake form the basis of the dish, a textural love it or hate it affair. The rounds are fried with tender pork in a subtle light garlicky sauce that’s rounded out with Shepherd’s Purse – a vegetable often treated as a weed, but handled here with as much dignity and deft preparation as any other fine ingredient.
512 W 750 S, Woods Cross, UT 84010