i’a poke [SF]

314 Church St
San Francisco, CA 94114

I recently learned about poke, and it was love at first bite! Poke is a raw fish salad that originated as a Hawaiian appetizer, and it’s essentially deconstructed sushi in a bowl. Yesterday, …

Shojo

9 Tyler St
Boston, MA 02111

Sorry I haven’t blogged in ages! I got crazy busy with MIT madness, but it’s all good now. Finals are coming up, so that means I’m almost a senior (what?). I also managed to …

Tiger Mama

1363 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02215

At the end of spring break a few weeks ago, my parents and I tried out Tiger Mama, a new-ish southeast Asian fusion restaurant in the Fenway area. Interestingly enough, it was opened by …

Noodlehead [PGH]

242 South Highland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Yesterday, I ventured over to Shadyside (an uber-trendy neighborhood of Pittsburgh, despite its name) with one of my loveliest of lovely friends, Shaun. We decided on lunch at Noodlehead, which is a cash-only …

Matcha snacks [product review]

A while ago, while perusing the Japanese snack aisle of HMart, I came across a section of matcha-flavored snacks. I am a big fan of matcha-flavored everything, so I wasn’t going to pass up these snacks. For those of you …

Yume Wo Katare

1923 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

“I don’t cook ra-men. I make your dream.” That’s what the sign above the kitchen proclaims in this tiny ramen shop in Porter Square. I should mention, though, that it took us 2 hours

Shabu & Mein

148 1st Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

A highlight of my Columbus Day weekend was trying out Shabu & Mein in Kendall Square with Annie and her lovely parents! This modern, well-decorated restaurant is near the Cambridgeside Galleria, and it features

Koreana

158 Prospect St
Cambridge, MA 02139

I tried Korean BBQ for the very first time tonight with Elizabeth, Sylvie, and Sylvie’s mom (Jean)! We walked over to Koreana in Central Square, where Sylvie and Jean ordered for us family style.

Honeyboba [LA]

1550 Artesia Blvd
Gardena CA 90248

In LA, I caught up with my friend, David, who’s interning in the area this summer. We decided on getting boba, and made a trip to Honeyboba, which was packed with high school and …