A food aficionado: Lady M

Framboise a la creme from Lady M. (Image courtesy of Anna Ing.)

By Anna Ing (吳家儀撰寫) Based in New York, Lady M is famous for its signature mille crêpe cakes, making it a must-go destination for dessert lovers. Lady M started out catering its beautiful cakes in 2002 to top restaurants before opening its first location on the Upper East Side on 78th Street and Madison Avenue. It expanded to a second New York City location in 2012, with another New York location opening in 2013, a boutique in Los Angeles and two locations in Singapore. This year hailed the opening of five locations in South Korea. Mille (thousand in French) crêpe … Continue reading

Feed your head : Protecting our aging brains with diet

Sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Eastern Harmony program Grace Slick said it and she had it right. Neuroscientists now believe we can significantly boost our chances of maintaining a healthy brain well into old age. Just ask Gary Wenk, professor of psychology, neuroscience and medical genetics at Ohio State University. Dr. Wenk wrote the book, “Your Brain on Food,” and is at the forefront of growing evidence showing that dementia can be deterred or even prevented by eating the right foods and living well. Like drugs, food is made up of chemicals. As with medicine, everything we eat has an … 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

Elephant&Castle

Photo by Elliot Brown via Flickr

Right in the heart of the financial district, just a few streets down from bustling Chinatown, lies the infamous Elephant&Castle [161 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA 02110].

Cozy yet immensely energetic, Elephant&Castle epitomizes the hangout for a good time with good food and drinks. What more could you ask for, really?

But why the curious name, you might ask? Continue reading