Known as the mecca of Boston’s Asian community, Chinatown has it all — upscale lounges, awesome architecture and fantastic cuisines from the far east.
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Owned by two sisters, this hidden gem puts a modern spin on Chinese classics. This local eatery has a menu that embodies the identity of Hong Kong and America. Come see the fun twists between the two, including the popular lobster mac ‘n cheese. Also, the restaurant is open until 4 a.m., which makes it the place to be after the club closes at 2 a.m.
Who doesn’t love ramen? This comfort food is known to all but not many know the history of the traditional street food in Japan and the process required to make this delicacy. This innovative restaurant specializes in ramen and is famous for its sake. Each dish is crafted with the best ingredients to create unique flavors and the atmosphere is a mixture of nightlife and chic. The most important part of ramen is the soup that is boiled for 16 hours every day.
A stone’s throw outside of Chinatown is Barre Groove, an award-winning fitness downtown studio that specializes in trampoline (bounce), barre and dance classes. It’s the first and only trampoline based studio in Boston and offers fun fitness classes for everyone. Bouncing is the best low impact cardio exercise that one can do since you can burn three times as many calories than walking or running, which is a time saver as well. Let’s get to the bouncing!
Bao Bao Bakery
This relaxed corner bakery and cafe serves an array of Chinese buns, sandwiches, egg tarts and pastries. Just about any unique treat from around the world that you can think of. They take desserts from all around and put an Asian twist on them. The most popular item is the cream puff followed closely by the brown sugar boba crepe cake, these desserts are so perfect that they don’t look real.
One of the best bike shops around, this family-owned business has been in business since 1977 and offers a large selection of bikes and gear, plus repair services. This shop has been able to survive the ever-changing world around them with its awesome service.