Thursday, January 22, 2015

East by Northeast

East by Northeast’s chef/owner Phillip Tang honed the craft of noodle making in his parents’ Chinese restaurant. From Ramen to Ragu - the noodles are sensational; long, silky and chewy. His menu also focuses on small plates, like house-made buns, to be paired with these heartier noodle dishes. The result is a homey meal of elevated Chinese comfort foods. The space mimics a similar at-home-vibe, it's tiny (about ten tables and a four seat bar) and cozy with light cornflower blue walls and clean white accents.

Amuse Bouche 
YELLOWTAIL | torched rice, avocado, powdered nori

Chalkboard specials
CAULIFLOWER CROQUETTES ($9) | smoked tahini puree, preserved lemon, cilantro relish
BEEF TONGUE PASTRAMI SANDWICH ($4) | hot mustard, brussles sprout & rutabaga slaw, mantou bread

Regular menu
EDAMAME SALAD ($5) | apple, kale, pomegranate, creamy sesame miso dressing  
PORK BELLY ($4 each) | roasted belly, apple, pickled red onion, apple butter hoisin sauce 
RAMEN ($15) | smoked pork confit, miso pork broth, soft poached egg, xo sauce, toasted nori    
RED CURRY LOBSTER ($22) | butter poached lobster, egg noodles, coconut red curry sauce, 
chanterelles, spaghetti squash   
FALL VEGETABLE RAGU ($15) | sauteed black trumpet mushrooms, thick cut noodles, soft poached egg, pickled golden beets, fried shallots    
HOUSE MADE TRUFFLES | vanilla jasmine, sesame, chili

This is one of those restaurants that makes you shake your head and wonder why did I not eat here sooner?!? Needless to say, I could really go for some of those pork buns right about now. This dinner was a standout. For your next date night, or to satisfy a ramen craving, East by Northeast is the spot.

1128 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
East by Northeast on Urbanspoon

*this meal was complimentary - all opinions are my own*


  1. Our first visit was similar - the food was daring, creative and delicious, and I was surprised that we hadn't been here before, although since we don't drive it isn't the easiest place to reach.

  2. I wish they were doing noodles back when I lived down the street! Everything looks delicious!

  3. omg i must get here IMMEDIATELY. that noodles dish looks amazing.

  4. That fall vegetable ragu has my name on it! Looks like a beautiful meal.

  5. I think one of my favorite things (although all amazing) was the edemame salad! great experience here thanks for taking me, can't wait to go back!

  6. I have to try at least 1 of those cocktails