Bento Express has a convenient location at a former Chinese takeout joint, open since last summer. Tucked steps from Starbucks on the corner of Boylston and Tremont Streets, it is between the Boylston T stop on the Green line and the Chinatown T stop on the Orange line. Bento Express provides simple and filling meals without breaking the bank in the Theater District and Boston Common area.
Boston Restaurant Week is two delicious weeks in March, when the finest restaurants in the area serve a prix fixe menu with an appetizer, entrée and dessert for $20.13 at lunch and $38.13 for dinner. It’s a great opportunity to sample the best of Boston for significantly less. The Sampan had the opportunity to visit Blue Ginger, Dalya’s Restaurant and Grill 23 & Bar.
The Fugu Truck does not actually serve fugu, a poisonous puffer fish that must be prepared by a licensed chef.
But the spirit of painstaking attention is reflected in Fugu Truck’s dishes. Chef and owner Bing Liu was inspired by a fugu etched on a sushi knife, while working as a sushi chef. Fugu Truck hit the streets of Boston April 1, serving pork belly buns, glass noodle salad and spring rolls made from local ingredients.
The China Pearl added 10 vegetarian dishes to its dim sum lineup, made with fresh ingredients and vegetable oil. No artificial tofu “meats” are to be seen, leaving out processed additives for clean vegetable flavors.
Cold, volcanos, happy people and seafood come to mind when I think of Iceland. Surprisingly, an affordable hot dog is the nation’s favorite dish that even President Bill Clinton had to try. Aside from delicious seafood, there are some famous Icelandic delicacies, such as fermented shark. Being an island, it can get very expensive.
Market Lunch and Teaism in Washington, D.C.