Crimson staff writer
"I'm too busy" is never a good excuse to skimp on exciting and delicious food escapades. In this new series, explore the culinary scene of Boston and Cambridge with Jane, your Crimson foodie who may be picky, but will still try anything on the plate at least once (except maybe chicken feet). Getting an authentic taste of Asia in America is a challenge, especially for someone who has lived in an Asian country for most of her life. Takemura, a Japanese-Korean restaurant in Harvard Square, has not quite lost its “Americanized” flavors, but it does accomplish the task of satisfying people’s cravings for ethnic cuisine.
After weeks away for winter break, students trickled back to find warm solace and excitement amidst the frigid weather in Cambridge: new restaurants in Harvard Square! Among them were OSUSHI, a modern Japanese restaurant serving everything from tempura and sushi rolls to the small bites typically served at an Izakaya. OSUSHI, which opened in mid-December, also has a sister establishment at in Boston.
Sandrine's Bistro is a contemporary French restaurant where most Harvard students have walked past by because of its prime location on Holyoke St., but a place where not too many have dared to enter because of its lofty price tag. But if my latest dining experience were to be the judge, I would say that swiping my credit card at Sandrine's Bistro was money well spent.