A food aficionado: Crave: Mad for Chicken

Calamari with spicy mayo, chipotle mayo and ketchup. IMAGE COURTESY OF ANNA ING

This summer, Boston’s Chinatown welcomed its first Korean-style fried chicken restaurant, Crave: Mad for Chicken. Housed in former conveyor-belt sushi joint Enso, the Boston Crave is similar to the franchise Bon Chon, which first introduced the twice-fried technique for extra crispy chicken with hand-brushed sauce. Crave, however, distinguishes itself through the use of all natural, farm-raised and hormone-free chicken at its establishment. Upon entering, the décor is slick and chic. There is a bar area to the right of the front of the restaurant. The dining area is divided up into sections for smaller and larger parties. Crave was working … Continue reading

A food aficionado: Lady M

Framboise a la creme from Lady M. (Image courtesy of Anna Ing.)

By Anna Ing (吳家儀撰寫) Based in New York, Lady M is famous for its signature mille crêpe cakes, making it a must-go destination for dessert lovers. Lady M started out catering its beautiful cakes in 2002 to top restaurants before opening its first location on the Upper East Side on 78th Street and Madison Avenue. It expanded to a second New York City location in 2012, with another New York location opening in 2013, a boutique in Los Angeles and two locations in Singapore. This year hailed the opening of five locations in South Korea. Mille (thousand in French) crêpe … Continue reading