Four Destination Dishes to Try Around Boston
at Naco Taco
A Latin twist on the classic French dip, the torta combines bacon, avocado crema, pickled corn telera bread, and a seared patty of shredded pork cheek. Dunk into a pool of guajillo chili au jus for a completely over-the-top experience.
Jumbo Soft-Shell Crab Bao
at Dumpling Daughter
Too bad this seasonal bao—soft-shell crab, sriracha slaw, and a pillowy Chinese milk bun—only comes around during the summer. A $12 order comes with two, but trust us, you won’t want to share.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Wings
at Moonshine 152
Chef Asia Mei shows off her southern chops with these fall-off-the-bone chicken wings, which are butchered in-house, brined in buttermilk for two days, and dredged in a top-secret blend of spices.
at Cha Yen Thai Cookery
Some of the best ice cream is being crafted at a Thai restaurant? In Watertown? With flavors like coconut-jackfruit and Thai tea—all made in the “old school” method with eggs and heavy cream—the answer is a resounding yes.
Photographs by Sarah Fisher
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