Accolades

  • America's Best New Restaurants, Nominee (2014)
    Bon Appétit
  • Three Stars
    Boston Globe
  • 25 Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2015
    GQ

My Restaurants

  • Sarma
    249 Pearl St
    Somerville, MA

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Nasi goreng
"This is a really cool version of Indonesian fried rice. It's a lot fun working your way thru the bowl as you encounter loads of tastes and textures. I especially love the chunks of fresh pineapple and the poached egg on top, but they also toss in some pork and shrimp."
Kansas City burnt ends
""I drive thru 37 stop lights to get to blue ribbon in Arlington, but these burnt ends are so worth it. Flavorful pieces of meat cut from the point end of the brisket are truly a delicacy.""
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House-made donut with cajeta
"Available only at Sunday brunch, these warm donuts with dulce de leche (a.k.a., cajeta) are mind blowing. Just be sure to get there early, because sometimes they run out!"
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Hand-made zaru tofu
"I never cared for cold tofu but this dish made me a believer. Beautiful in its simplicity, it's creamy and refreshing, like a savory panna cotta."
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Lobster roll
"Just outside the city, in the sleepy little town of Winthrop, hides the best lobster roll. I'm sure it's not a secret anymore, but it's still the best value out there. There is so much lobster meat packed in there, you can make two rolls out of one and eat them on the beach."

From My Menu

Chef Steve "Nookie" Postal reviews Sesame fried chicken at Sarma
$$$ | Middle Eastern
Somerville
2 Reviews
"Cassie does an amazing fried chicken with green harrisa and tahini—at least I think that's what it is. Either way, it's awesome and not to be missed."
Chef Christine Pallotta reviews Jerky at Sarma
$$$ | Middle Eastern
Somerville
1 Review
"This reminds me of the dry sausages my family had hanging in our basement when I was a child. "
Chef Maura Kilpatrick reviews Seven layer hummus at Sarma
$$$ | Middle Eastern
Somerville
1 Review
"A great use of flavors and textures, with a cracker that tastes like falafel. Very clever, playful and delicious."
Chef Christine Pallotta reviews Meyhane snacks at Sarma
$$$ | Middle Eastern
Somerville
1 Review
"Amazing Mediterranean flavors! Our style of sharing small plates brought to a new level!!"