Found in Boston: Xinjiang Noodles, Moldova Tortes, Sapporo Ramen

When it comes to ethnic dining, hyper-specificity is the new hex triplet #555D50 ebony black. Three micro-regional muses worth a gustatory trip.

xinjiang food boston home taste

Photograph by Jenna Skutnik


The northwestern Chinese province is known for the Silk Road, rugged moutainscapes, and these stretchy, hand-pulled noodles, which Home Taste tosses with cumin, peppers, onions, and tender slices of lamb.

moldova ethnic food boston

Photograph by Jenna Skutnik


Crafted from sour-cherry-stuffed crêpes arranged in a pyramid shape, Moldova’s traditional cușma lui guguţă torte is a sweet way to get acquainted with the tiny Eastern European country.

sapporo style ramen hokkaido japan boston ganko ittetsu

Photograph by Emily Sotomayor


Ramen? Witheringly broad. Miso-powered pork ramen that hails from the capital of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost main island? Delightfully precise. Ganko Ittetsu Ramen’s comes with sautéed napa, bean sprouts, corn, and a five-minute egg.


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