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

A food aficionado: Bento Express

Bento Express的刺身便當盒。(圖片由Anna Ing提供。)

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. Continue reading

Discovering simple Icelandic fare

Smoked trout and cod mash over rye at Café Loki. (Image by Anna Ing.)

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. Continue reading

Enso: Kaiten sushi arrives in Boston

Lollipop 圖片由Anna Ing提供。

Last month quietly heralded the arrival of Enso, a rare kaiten sushi or conveyor belt sushi, in Boston’s Chinatown. Enso, which means “circle” in Zen Buddhism, was opened by co-owner Susan Chang, who has roots in the local restaurant scene. 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