Boston Rob Does Beantown: Chinatown Treats

Mary Staes

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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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Double Chin

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. 

Double Chin Modern Asian Restaurant
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Getting there
86 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Hours
Mon-Thu 11:30am–11pm
Fri-Sat 11:30am–4am
Sun 11:30am–11pm
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Waku Waku

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.

WakuWaku
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Getting there
2 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun 11:30am–11:30pm
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Barre Groove

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!

Barre Groove
Getting there
52 Province St #307, Boston, MA 02108, USA
Hours
Mon-Thu 4:30–8:30pm
Fri 4:30–7:30pm
Sat-Sun 9am–1:30pm
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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. 

Bao Bao Food Market
Getting there
810 Shreveport Barksdale Hwy, Shreveport, LA 71105, USA
Hours
Mon-Sat 9am–5pm
Sun 9am–3pm
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Community Bike 

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.  

Community Bike Supply
Getting there
496 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Hours
Mon-Tue 10am–6pm
Wed 10am–7pm
Thu 10am–6pm
Fri 10am–7pm
Sat 10am–6pm
Sun Closed
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