Welcome to EAT THIS CITY, your tour of the best restaurants in one of our favorite cities, as chosen by a world-class chef, celebrity, or local hero.
You’ve been to Boston with us before, now join us as we dive deep and check out all that nearby Cambridge’s kitchens have to offer! This week we’re thrilled to have Chef Tracy Chang of PAGU leading us on our culinary exploration of this storied college town, as she shares quite a culinary-based history with the city. Chef Tracy cites her fondest childhood memories as those made in her grandmother’s Japanese restaurant in Cambridge. There, she saw opportunities opened to immigrants and a spirit of community fostered through beautiful meals.
Today, Chef Tracy honors those same principles in her restaurant, PAGU (and as a teaching fellow with the Harvard Science + Cooking program). A restaurant, cafe, and bakery, PAGU offers a menu that nods fondly to nostalgia but isn’t afraid to play. It’s your stop for dishes like curry crab croquetas, squid ink oyster bao, and chocolate cake served with sichuan peppercorn ice cream. Stick around for after-dinner drinks, as the cocktail menu is not to be missed!
Who’s ready to eat? Let’s check out Chef Chang’s picks for the best food of Cambridge!