A Filipino Foodie’s Culinary Adventures In Boston

When I learned that I made it to graduate school in Boston six years ago, food was the last thing on my mind. It was not something I immediately associated with the city, unlike Singapore or Bangkok. It was also not the primary goal of my visit — I was going there to study — and was more focused on last-minute fundraising, immunizations and the agonizing search for affordable housing.

Cambridge, Massachusetts: I am not in Kansas anymore.
What we cook, we share
Enjoying Five Guys at Boston Common
Fresh lobsters from Alive and Kicking Lobsters: We ordered 20 of these for an outdoor picnic.
The lobster roll at B&G Oysters
Fresh lunch at Cafe Sushi
My lovely rooftop dinner guests
My take on vongole aka free-verse cooking
We get what we give: I was a special guest at this micro-dwelling’s impromptu house party. Gorgeous.

Former presidential speechwriter, still a musician; writes about urban gridlocks. Will work full time for the planet. Harvard Kennedy School ‘14 🇵🇭

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