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

Red Bean delivers taste of Chinese culture to your doorstep

The August Mid-Autumn Festival Box. IMAGE COURTESY OF RED BEAN BOX

Wesley Radez wants you to stop and connect to Chinese culture. Radez is the founder of Red Bean Box, a food subscription service that aims to bring delicious, natural and gourmet Chinese snacks to its subscribers each month, along with photos and information on Chinese culture. The August box celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept. 8 with moon cake, fine tea and assorted snacks. It also included information on the holiday’s origins, how it is celebrated and an original photo of a Toishanese farmer harvesting rice. “Whether they’re working in an office or at home with a child, we want to … Continue reading