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

Bubor Cha Cha’s delicious dim sum hits the spot


Located in the former Grand Chau Chow restaurant, Bubor Cha Cha is in the heart of Boston’s Chinatown. The elaborate interior features a ceiling with swirling clouds and tropical décor, making it stand out. Bubor Cha Cha is named after a Malaysian dessert soup served either cold or hot, consisting of coconut milk, taro, yam, sweet potatoes and corn. Continue reading

Toro serves mouth-watering tapas and decadent desserts

Toro’s Corazon a la Plancha is grass-fed beef heart thinly sliced and served on bread. (Image courtesy of Lingbo Li.)

Toro is a Barcelona-style inspired tapas restaurant nestled in the South End that has garnered countless accolades since 2005. Owner Ken Oringer is a Culinary Institute of America graduate who has consistently served great food from his other restaurants. Toro delivers as a cozy brick neighborhood spot that doesn’t take dinner reservations. Continue reading

Saus serves up Belgian street treats

Image courtesy of Anna Ing.

Nestled on a bustling street, just steps from Union Oyster House and Faneuil Hall, is Saus. Opened during the 2008 recession by three locals ousted from their jobs, they shared a common love for Belgian’s national treat of pommes frites, or French fries. Tables are squeezed together with cute Tin Tin décor in a brightly lit space, highlighting its menu of Belgian snack food.
The pommes frites come in three sizes with several dipping sauces to choose from. Fries are served in a paper cone. Pommes frites are cut and fried to order, served with sauces made in-house. For our meal, we sampled the white truffle ketchup. Paired with the delicious crispy fries, the truffle ketchup was a great match for the deep-fried potatoes and best eaten hot. Continue reading

Boston Korean Cuisine: Kaju Tofu House

Earlier this year, a pal from Seoul told me of a very delicious soondubu (very soft silken tofu) place that opened up in the old Seoul Bakery space that was a “taste of home” for her. Well lo and behold, I have gone to Kaju Tofu House 58 Harvard Ave (between Cambridge St & Franklin St) Allston, MA 02134 (617) 208-8540 numerous times as this is a sorely needed and welcome addition to the Boston Korean cuisine scene. Continue reading