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Shojo: Modern Asian & Cocktails in Chinatown

Posted by Michelle Zippelli  September 11, 2012 11:58 AM

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Things that are normally associated with Chinatown: late night food, sake bombing, soup dumplings, dim sum. Things that are never associated with Chinatown: modern dishes, lounge atmosphere and cocktails - until now. Shojo opened last month and they are looking to switch things up a bit with a creative beverage program and shareable Asian small plates.

shojo_interior.jpgShojo is named after an old Japanese sea spirit (on their wall mural he is depicted as a monkey) in search of a sake river. Sake is the spotlight of the beverage program but they also offer interesting house made infusions and tiki drinks as well.


Reiko Greene: Hendricks Gin, Green Chartreuse, Lime, Cucumber Ice

Get the Reiko Greene! It's refreshing and very cucumber-y, and doesn't get watered down when the ice melts.


Cold Tea for Two: Oolong Infused Vodka, Peach De Vigne, Simple Syrup, Lemon

The Cold Tea For Two pays homage to the Chinatown tradition of drinking "tea" post 2am on a weekend night. They do a great job of making the tea taste meld with the other flavors in the drink.


Top: Farm Raised Chicken Cutlet with Tomato Chutney, Left: Suckling Pig Bao Bun, Right: Fried Oysters

As for the food, Shojo is more so the type of place you share a few apps rather than sit down for a full on dinner. The food serves as a great accompaniment to the drinks. The standout dish was the Chicken Cutlet, the tomato chutney on top made the dish almost have a Chicken Tikka Masala taste and the chicken was perfectly tender.

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Michelle Zippelli is a Boston based hedonist who is committed to finding the best food that Boston has to offer. She has lived in Boston for 6 years and works in online marketing. Michelle loves meatballs, live music, exotic cheeses, Mexican food, spur of the moment dance parties, and all things pickled.
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