A food aficionado in Washington, DC: Sakuramen and Locolat

Three-language cake. (Image courtesy of Anna Ing.)

I recently went to the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C., a culturally diverse area northwest of downtown. Sakuramen is over a year old and located in a small basement space, satisfying ramen cravings with a simple menu. About 10 minutes away is the Locolat Café. Continue reading

A food aficionado: Gyu-Kaku

Green tea mille crepe with two scoops of ice cream. (Image courtesy of Anna Ing.)

Japanese chain Gyu-Kaku recently opened a Boston location, adding an East Coast post to 700 other restaurants worldwide. It specializes in yakinuki, Japanese for grilled meat. In the former Ginza space off the St. Mary T stop on the green “C” line, it has a bar to the right of the hostess stand. There is plenty of seating and simple but attractive décor. Continue reading