Bon Me

Bold, Fresh, and Fun Asian cuisine

Trucked Up With Ernie

Ever wonder how we turn regular old trucks and carts into insanely efficient, fun, and colorful food trucks and carts? It's not magic, it's this guy! 


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Ernie Wong, the owner of Shanghai Mobile Kitchen Solutions, has been designing our trucks for about as long as you've been enjoying our Spice Rubbed Chicken. He custom-builds the trucks with every piece of equipment fitting just so (so food flows easily from us to you). He's been in the food truck biz for about 15 years and the New York Times wrote about him, so you know he's good! 

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His most recent Bon Me project was our food carts! They may be small, but they're powerful. Figuring out a way to fit the same amount of food and supplies as the trucks is a feat only Ernie can do.

"The carts were an especially fun design challenge because we had to make the operational flow just as effective with about half the amount of space of the usual Bon Me trucks," Ernie explained. 


Check out Ernie's latest masterpieces at Copley Square and Post Office Square (and grab a mouth-watering meal while you're at it). In case you need a reminder, follow us on Twitter for daily times and locations.

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Join us for an 🌎 Day Celebration

We know you appreciate the planet as much as we do, but here's your chance to give the earth some extra love!


Harvard Environmental Action Committee
Earth Day Bonanza
Harvard Science Center Plaza
Saturday, April 22, 11am-2pm


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Celebrate Earth Day with us and learn a lot too! You'll get to listen to live music, learn a lot, and of course enjoy Bon Me food! 

Harvard sustainability and local environmental organizations will be doing demonstrations on how to treat our planet with care. We've partnered up with some local organizations to teach you more about composting (we love composting - ninety percent of our packaging is compostable!)

And if that didn't convince you, just wait! Stop by our truck to enter the raffle for a $50 gift card. Think of all the Rice Noodle Salads (look, it's in a compostable box)!


Show us your love for the planet by taking an #instaworthy pic of your Bon Me compostable brown box. Make sure to tag us!

Happy Earth Day!
~The Bon Me Crew

Bon Me Appetit #9: Cucumber Apple Salad

We know this rainy weather makes it hard to believe it's actually Spring, but our Cucumber Apple Salad will help bring some sunshine into your life (and bellies). It's simple, it's fast, and, boy, it's tasty!


Cucumber Apple Salad

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Here's What You Need:

  • 1 Fuji apple, thinly sliced 
  • 1/2 of a cucumber, seeds removed, thinly sliced 
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion
  • 1/3 cup vinaigrette (a basic oil and vinegar vinaigrette or substitute Italian dressing)
  • Sliced scallions to garnish

Directions (makes 2 side servings): 

  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Let salad sit for at least 15 minutes so the flavors meld
  3. Enjoy!

There you have it! An easy way to enjoy the sweet taste of Spring. Try it out, post a pic, and make sure to tag us. We'd love to see how it comes out!

Happy Cooking!
~The Bon Me Crew

April Showers Bring New Locations

Seasons change, flowers bloom, and your favorite Bold, Fresh, and Fun food trucks are on the move.


Blossom Street
Our Blossom St location will still be around Friday lunch and dinner and, starting April 3rd, we will will also be around Monday for lunch and dinner!

BU Time to shake things up BU! Starting soon, we will be serving dinner on Friday
Northeastern As of April 3rd, we will be at Northeastern on Mondays for lunch!

Athena Health
In April we will be at Athena Health on Fridays for lunch!

BU
Time to shake things up BU! Starting soon, we will be serving dinner on Friday

Boston Common
What's the best thing to keep you going all week? Bon Me lunch at the Boston Common, every weekday!

First-Ever Food Carts!
If you thought our trucks were cool, just wait until you see our new carts! We'll be in Copley Square during the week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and weekends for lunch and dinner. Make sure to catch us in Post Office Square, too, for lunch during the week! Soft-opening next week, open full time soon. 

Change is Good (we promise)!
With all these wonderful new additions to our times and locations, here's what won't be sticking around: Monday dinner at Northeastern and Clarendon, Monday lunch at Stuart St and Milk St, Tuesday lunch at Blossom St, Wednesday lunch at Northeastern, Wednesday dinner at BU, Thursday lunch at Stuart St, Thursday dinner at BU, and Friday lunch at City Hall Plaza.

But, there's more! Check out our new sites in Dudley for lunch and dinner, coming soon. Be on the lookout for more updates to our times and locations on our locations page!


Want daily updates on our truck locations? Take a peek at our Twitter page below.

Happy Spring!
~The Bon Me Crew

Spring Menu

As winter turns to spring, we're turning to new, fresh, bold flavors on our trucks and in our restaurants. Here's a sneak peak of our Spring Menu, debuting April 3rd.


Thai Basil Chicken

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We're excited to announce our special Spring filling, Thai Basil Chicken. Our first ground chicken filling, the Thai Basil Chicken is our take on the traditional Gai Pad Krapow dish. A little spicy, a little salty, a lot delicious, our Thai Basil Chicken is sure to be your new fave.

Apple Cucumber Salad

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We're adding another tasty side to our menu, the Apple Cucumber Salad. This Asian slaw is light, crisp, and addicting. Slices of Fuji apples are mixed with cucumbers and tossed in a delicate vinaigrette to make a healthy side to any of our entrees.

Coconut Chia Pudding

To finish the meal, we've got our new Coconut Chia Pudding. This dessert is made by soaking chia seeds in coconut milk, then finishing with a touch of cane sugar and salt. We're already obsessed and you will be too.


Need a refresher on our usual menu? t's always available on our website, so you can get your mouth watering any time.

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

Bon Me & Caviar

Ever wish you could get your favorite Bon Me meal without ever leaving your apartment? Well, Caviar is here to make those dreams come true.


What's Caviar?

Caviar makes ordering from your favorite restaurants fast and easy! Available online and on Android and iOS, Caviar works with popular local restaurants to bring delicious meals into your living room.

Bon Me and Caviar have teamed up so you can enjoy that Chinese BBQ Pork Brown Rice Bowl no matter where you are! Our Alewife, Chestnut Hill Square, and Kendall Square restaurants are now live on the Caviar app. Just enter your location and search for Bon Me.


Get that food now! 

Happy Ordering!
~The Bon Me Crew

Happy International Women's Day!

At Bon Me, we seek to celebrate and empower our female employees every day. On International Women's Day we go a step further to bring attention to women everywhere who are making strides in their communities, their jobs, and their cultures.


Many People, One Heart

Celebrate International Women's Day with the Chinese Progressive Association and Bon Me

The Boston Chinese Progressive Association, a Bon Me partner, is honoring dynamic local female leaders on International Women's Day, directly following the Day Without Women Rally.

Join us! Bon Me staff will be attending, and providing light food for the event.
More information available here.
Tickets available here.


Did you know? 

We're proud to say that over fifty percent of our supervisors and managers are women! Empowering women is a key pillar of our company mission.


Find out more about the Bon Me ethos, and our mission.

Go Women!
~The Bon Me Crew

We're Hiring!

Are you in the market for some tasty new opportunities? 
Bon Me is hiring! Sink your teeth into these juicy jobs.


Director of Restaurants 

We're looking for someone to oversee all restaurant operations across or 5 (and growing) restaurants. If you're committed to ensuring high quality service, building our brand, and want a chance to make an impact on a growing company, this job is for you.

Employee Development Specialist 

You'll be the point person for creating a cohesive and inclusive company culture with a young and diverse workforce. If you can successfully recruit employees, train them, motivate them, and advocate for them, all the while innovating better processes and practices for employment policy, you're perfect for the job. 

Crew Member 

We've got multiple positions at different locations and with different hours! Crew members interact with customers and assemble food on our trucks or at our restaurants. 

Catering Assistant

Work in our catering kitchen, preparing and assembling food while working with a dedicated team! A valid driver's license is required.


Think you're the perfect match for these positions? Let us know!

We hope to hear from you soon 😉
~The Bon Me Crew

Treat your #BonMeKid this February break...and win!

Out and about with your #BonMeKid this February school vacation? Our restaurants have fun coloring pages, Mini Rice Bowls, and Mini Noodle Salads to keep them busy! And they could even help you win a Bon Me gift card...

So how do I win?

Snap a pic of your cutie enjoying their Bon Me kids meal, coloring in our coloring pages, or by one of our trucks, post it to Instagram with the hashtag #BonMeKid and we'll pick winners at the end of the week! 


Keep tagging us in those pics on Insta! And don't forget to follow us.

Bon Me Appetit #8: 8 Treasures Bars

This past Saturday people all over the world celebrated the Chinese New Year, a time of happiness, good fortune, and lots and lots of food. 
We wanted to give our fans a little bit of New Year luck with a sweet recipe from our Executive Chef Ali. Check it out!

8 Treasure Chinese New Year Bars


Here's What You Need (yields one 13x9in pan):

  • 1 cup oil
  • ¾ sugar cup
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 ½  cups oatmeal
  • ¼ cup quinoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup black sesame seeds
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 can condensed milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix oil, molasses, and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Mix flour, oatmeal, quinoa, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  4. Add dry mixture to wet and stir until just combined
  5. Pat mixture into a greased baking pan (approximately 13x9), making sure that the mixture is evenly distributed.
  6. Bake for approximately 10 minutes until mixture is lightly browned.
  7. When cool enough to handle, spread peanut butter on the oatmeal mixture as evenly as possible.
  8. Sprinkle chocolate, nuts, sesame, and coconut over peanut butter.
  9. Drizzle condensed milk over mixture and place in oven until top is evenly browned, approximately 15 minutes.
  10. Cut into bars when cool.
  11. Enjoy!
A pan of 8 Treasures Bars right before they go in the oven.

A pan of 8 Treasures Bars right before they go in the oven.


Ta-da! You've got a pan of scrumptious, shareable, and sweet desserts (or midday snacks)! If you try this, or any of our recipes out, snap a picture and tag us! We love to see your creations.

Happy cooking!
~The Bon Me Crew

Cook a Chinese New Year Feast with Us

The Chinese New Year, a time of lucky omens and fortune, is quickly approaching. We're working with Boston Public Market to show you how to cook your own Chinese New Year Feast!

What:

Co-Founder and Executive Chef of Bon Me, Ali Fong, walks you through a three-course meal filled with good luck, locally sourced ingredients, and Bon Me classics in the KITCHEN at Boston Public Market.

When:

Sat, January 21, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00PM

Where:

The KITCHEN at
Boston Public Market
100 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02108

The Menu:

  • Bon Me Deviled Tea Eggs - Tea-marinated egg topped with hand-made spicy mayo & scallion
  • Bon Me Rice Bowl - Topped with pickled carrot and daikon, spice-rubbed chicken and soy roasted tofu (vegetarian friendly)
  • 8 Treasures Chinese New Year Bar - a sweet bar cookie made with layers of coconut, chocolate, sesame seeds, and walnuts.

Come let Chef Ali teach you how to make a lucky Chinese New Year meal at the Boston Public Market.
RSVP and purchase tickets below.

Happy Chinese New Year!
~ The Bon Me Crew

Bon Me Appetit #7: Spicy Peanut Dressing

A question as old as time, asked by many, the answer sought after and never found...until now.

We've had endless requests for this secret recipe and we're finally giving in. Read on to find out how to make our Spicy Peanut Dressing at home.

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Here's what you need:

Ingredients (yields ~2 cups of dressing):

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons vinegar

  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1-2 teaspoons cayenne, to taste

  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 4 teaspoons of toasted sesame oil

  • about 1 cup water

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, whisk the peanut butter, soy sauce, and vinegar to form a smooth paste

  2. Add in the red pepper flakes, garlic, cayenne, sugar, and sesame oil. Whisk until fully incorporated into the dressing

  3. Lastly, whisk in water to thin out dressing to your desired consistency. Use less water for a thicker dressing and more for a thinner one.

  4. Enjoy!

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Show us how you use your Spicy Peanut! Instagram what you make and tag us in it, maybe your creation will be featured!

Happy cooking, foodie friends!
~ The Bon Me Crew

New Year, New Places to Find Bon Me

With the new year comes new places to find your favorite Bold, Fresh, and Fun food truck! Find out the new locations we're adding.


Blossom Street

As of Jan. 3, we'll be at Blossom Street on Tuesdays from 10:30-3, in addition to our regular Friday visits from 10:30-7.

Stuart Street

Starting on Jan. 9 we'll be going to our popular Stuart Street location on Mondays from 10:30-3! You loved us so much on Thursdays that we just had to add another day.

Milk Street

We brought one of our favorite locations back! We'll be returning to Milk Street (on the corner of Milk and Kilby) from 11-2 on Mondays as of January 9!

Waltham @200 5th Ave

We've been heading over to have lunch with our friends in Waltham for the past few weeks and we're not planning on stopping any time soon. We're open from 11-2 on Mondays and Tuesdays directly in front of 200 5th Ave.

Northeastern

We're adding a lunch to our regular Northeastern Monday schedule! Our new hours will be 10:30-7 on Mondays, and 10:30-2:30 on Wednesdays.

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Other Updates

Hurrah! Our regular Monday through Friday schedule at Harvard Business School is coming back on January 23.

Just as 2016 came to a close, so did two of our dinner locations. Boston Public Library dinner and Boston Medical Center dinner have both been retired for the new year.


Need a refresher on our regular schedule? Check out our locations page below.

See you at our new spots soon!
~The Bon Me Crew

Menu Makeover at Chestnut Hill Square

We've given our Chestnut Hill Square restaurant a makeover! Or more specifically, a menu makeover. Take a look below at our two new #exclusive dishes available in Chestnut Hill Square.

Baby Kale Salad with Tea Poached Chicken and Red Quinoa ($10)

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Tea Poached Chicken? Yeah, you read that right. To make our new salad, we start by brewing strong Lapsang tea, a type of smoke-dried Chinese tea. We then poach (a fancy word for boil) chicken thighs in the tea, imbuing it with a unique smoky flavor. The chicken is chilled and tops a salad of tender baby kale mixed with red quinoa, tomatoes, red onions, and roasted almonds. A light lemon vinaigrette ties it all together. 

Seasonal Roasted Veggie Bowl ($8)

We're also introducing a Seasonal Vegetable Rice Bowl! Our kitchen is roasting up the best flavors of every season and combining them for a hearty bowl of fresh and healthy ingredients. We place the roasted veggies with cherry tomatoes and mesclun greens atop our brown rice, and season it all with Chinese Soy Bean Sauce.

For the winter months our Veggie Bowl will include roasted squash, mushroom, and cabbage. On the other hand, our summer bowl contained roasted eggplant, zucchini, and corn. 

Make sure to stop by our Chestnut Hill Square location and try out one of our new dishes. If you think your meal is #instaworthy make sure to tag us and let us know!

Happy Eating!
~The Bon Me Crew

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