Echoing his comments is Ming Tsai of Blue Dragon and Blue Ginger, though he proposes that one cuisine will continue its expansion in Boston above all others: East-West fusion.
“Asian, Asian, and more Asian," he claims. "Eighteen years ago, we opened Blue Ginger, and it was the only East-West or New Asian restaurant around." Today, however, diners find themselves having an endless choice of delicious options in town: Blue Dragon, Shojo, Hojoko, Little Big Diner, Tiger Mama, Uni 2.0, Moonshine 152, Empire, Banyan Bar & Refuge, Mei Mei, Night Market, Yume Wo Katare, and more.
Bright; bold flavors; healthy; affordable; all are reasons Tsai sees the Asian food movement remaining (and growing) in Boston... and he isn't alone. Joanne Chang -- the mastermind behind Flour and Myers + Chang -- joins him in carrying the torch of Asian cuisine throughout the city, continuing to push the boundaries of what Boston’s diners believe Chinese, Taiwanese, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine should be. (Here's a hint: it's much more than just dim sum.)