A new year is all about new beginnings.
What better way to switch up the routine than by kicking your tastebuds up a notch? This week, I dined at Shojo, an Asian gastropub tucked away in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood.
Shojo serves tapas-style dishes and cocktails with Asian influences. The space is intimate in size and carries a casual chic vibe, donning high top tables and graphic wall art.
For starters, I ordered duck fat hand-cut fries with sriracha aoili, and an order of salt & pepper calamari with jalapeno-lime aioli. These dishes are both flavorful and great for sharing. Not to mention, the sauces pack a punch and are extremely addicting. Craving a libation to take the edge off from work, I chose Dr. Shojo’s Penicillin with toki, yuzu, honey, ginger, and peated squirt.
The main dish was the Shojonator, a juicy burger topped with smoked bacon and kimcheese served on top of a house steamed bun. While modest in size, the ingredients blend together perfectly to satisfy one’s appetite!
Overall, the menu is reasonably priced, with plates falling around the $6-$16 range, and cocktails from $11-$13. If you’re looking for a trendy eatery, Shojo is the spot! For reservations, click this link.
Have you dined at an Asian gastropub before? How was your experience?