On a very chilly Saturday we headed into Boston to visit some of Porscha's favorite spots and enjoy lunch together. Our first stop was to The Boston Public Market to grab a donut for breakfast. Unfortunately, Union Square Donuts didn't have the variety of vegan donuts that they usually offer.
We skipped donuts and made our way into the North End. We found a table inside Modern Pastry Shop to warm up at. We ordered a couple of double espresso's, tea, and cannoli's for Porscha.
Heading back out into the cold we walked along the Rose Kennedy Greenway and took some pictures of Glow. Glow are vintage neon sign from Massachusetts 1925-1970.
The hopes of walking to Chinatown were high until a really bitter blast of wind so we walked back to our car and drove to a closer parking garage.
I didn't look up the hours of Shojo prior to walking over to the restaurant and I wish I did. Oops...they're closed on Sundays! Luckily, this caused us to step out of our comfort zone and enjoy Dim Sum at Hei La Moon Restaurant.
We were seated right away but had a few seconds wait for the table to be set. You aren't given any menus or asked what drinks you would like. At this restaurant you have to use your voice! A pot of tea was served to us and as the carts came around we tried to pick out what we would like. We ordered pork ribs, shrimp rice rolls, beef rice rolls, meatballs, Chinese broccoli, chive dumplings, sticky rice in lotus leaf, and egg custard tarts. The pork ribs weren't to my liking but everything else was really good. The best dish of our lunch was the sticky rice in lotus leaf. This dish offers sticky rice, pork, sausage, and a sweet/salty taste that was well balanced.