As a spring semester social media intern for the Harvard Common Press
, I was paired with one of HCP's blogger authors, Michael Natkin
. Last week, I along with a small group of Boston Brunchers
had a chance to chat with Michael about his new book Herbivoracious
and enjoy dim sum brunch at Moksa
. Boston was one of Michael's stops on the Herbivoracious
book tour. A Seattle cook, writer, blogger, and now author, Michael wrote a globally inspired book of recipes full of unique flavors.
After spending several months "socializing" Michael's book, Herbivoracious
, with vegetarian and food enthusiastic audiences, it was a treat to see the newly released book, especially seeing the color photos. Michael shot all the photos in the book, all 80 of them. Herbivoracious
contains vegetarian recipes with some conversions for gluten free or vegan options. This conversation with Michael at Moksa
, a two and a half month old restaurant in Central Square, Cambridge, proved to be a great setting to enjoy a Sunday dim sum brunch.
Moksa's dim sum brunch menu has a range of small plates and larger plates for sharing. Chef Patricia Yeo (owner of Om Restaurant & Lounge) opened Moksa as Boston’s first Pan Asian Izakaya. Small plates are divided into Asian bbq meats, pan fried, steamed, and fried. Larger plates for sharing are noodles, rice, pancakes, and eggs. The dessert menu rotates on a daily basis.
Moksa was very quiet during our Sunday brunch. The space has the feeling of a nightclub driven by a cocktail list. Even though our group was the only party in the restaurant, our server explained every detail of the menu. We ordered a variety of vegetarian and meat dishes that the chef thought would be appropriate for the group.
Thanks to Moksa
for the warm hospitality and the complimentary brunch. Special thanks to Adam Salamone and Bruce Shaw of Harvard Common Press
for the fantastic internship experience.