Anonymous asked: can you list 5 of the best restaurants in boston/why they are amazing, AND a really good place to get dim sum? plzzz
here are my faves (in no particular order):
craigie on main: everything is amazing here (try the pig tails! get the tasting menu if you can) but is it a little pricey. the mixologist here is incredible as well so definitely get a drink or three.
toro: i love options/variety so this is one of my favorite places to eat. it’s tapas so you get to order a bunch of stuff to share! i love the bone marrow here and the pork belly. also the elote is amazing. no reservations here so try to show up early or come with a small party so you can get a seat. it gets crazy.
neptune oyster: i love love love seafood. i think it’s in my blood from being a bostonian. this place doesn’t take reservations either so get here early or you’ll be wandering around the north end for a while! i love their oyster selection, and their lobster rolls. they have two options, hot with butter (YUM) or regular (cold with mayo). both are filled to the brim with succulent, sweet, fresh lobster. also the johnny cake. yum.
yume wo katare: this is arguably my favorite place to eat now. i don’t know what it is about this place but i cannot get enough. literally. it was the one restaurant i made sure to hit up while i was home for thanksgiving. but i am a total sucker for noodles and broth. anyway this is jiro-kei ramen. completely unlike the dry packaged noodles we all lived off of in college, and different from the standard ramen you’ll find at most other ramen places. the broth is intense, rich, porky, fatty, and amazing. the noodles are hand pulled in the restaurant and perfectly textured. the pork is incredibly tender with strips of melt in your mouth fat… this place is intense, and not for everyone. but i love it. try it at least once. and get there super early or you will be standing in line for a LONG time.
citizen public house and oyster bar: this is my favorite brunch. they have short rib eggs benedict (and if you know me at all, you know i’m a sucker for a good benedict), and amazing, fluffy, warm, biscuits they serve with freshly whipped butter and jam.
my two favorite dim sum spots are: China Pearl and Hei La Moon. i was starting to like hei la moon better but recently China Pearl got their shit back together and is consistently pumping our fresher, better food.
hope this is helpful! let me know if you’re looking for any specific type of cuisine and i’ll send you some more options. dining in boston is really great, there are tons of amazing chefs and restaurants popping up everywhere. kind of makes me sad i don’t live there anymore.
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