Sweet Tooth Heaven

The 5th annual A Little Peace: Dessert Tasting Fundraiser was held at the Vietnamese American Community Center in Dorchester on April 16, 2011.  All proceeds went towards four organizations: Asian American Resource Workshop, API Movement, Boston Korean Adoptees, Inc, and the Coalition for Asian Pacific American Youth. The tasting included over thirty different types of savory desserts made by volunteer community bakers.  The variety of plates included mini-lime pies, chocolate truffles, mini whoopee pies, mango lassi, and Ghirardelli chocolate panacotta.  Attendees were left craving for more and even grabbing seconds or thirds!  Among the desserts were auctions, raffles, baking contests, … Continue reading

China Gourmet Restaurant in Chinatown, Boston

Visitors of Chinatown, who are looking for something to eat, usually head for the larger and more attention-grabbing restaurants, such as the big dim sum palaces, the latest upscale shabu restaurants or the storefronts with the biggest windows and the most neon lights.  But tucked in between the more popular places are smaller eateries that while little-noticed, often serve better food than their bigger neighbors.  One such place is the China Gourmet Restaurant.  Despite its generic English name, its food tastes anything but generic. The China Gourmet is easy to miss.  It’s next to the parking lot on Tyler Street, … Continue reading