|The shrimp banh mi at Blue Dragon|
Blue Dragon, Ming Tsai's Asian gastropub in Fort Point Channel is bustling at lunch. Close to noon a line forms, sometimes out the door. The servers hustle banh mi, bowls of noodles and towering burgers to tables, while those in line pour over the menu. It's not easy to decide because it all looks so good, and luckily a recent weekday lunch yielded all winners, namely the shrimp banh mi on Iggy’s bread (they’re all on Iggy’s baguette) with black pepper aïoli, jicima salad, cucumber and herbs - a dance of sweet, heat savory, crunch and yum. Talk about feng shui for the palate ($12; 617-338-8585).