Boston-based Foumami features a menu of Asian-inspired sandwiches, soups and salads. The restaurant opened in 2010 and was founded by third-generation restaurateur Michael Wang. Foumami serves breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday.
Foumami Asian Sandwich Bar opened in 2010 in Boston's financial district. Loosely translated, Foumami means "what Buddha finds to be most delicious."
Foumami's menu items come from family recipes and incorporate traditional flavors from Japan, Korea and China. One of its most notable menu items is freshly baked ‘shao bing.’ The bread is the foundation of Foumami's signature lunch sandwiches.
Breakfast includes traditional American items such as hot oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches. The Breakfast Sandwich is served on Cong You Bing (a scallion pancake), while Foumami's Steel Cut Oats are topped with house-baked granola.
One of Foumami's signature sandwiches is Chicken Katsu. The sandwich features a Panko-breaded chicken breast cutlet, cabbage, tomatoes and katsu sauce. Each sandwich includes a principal ingredient and is topped with fresh vegetables and herbs.
Foumami's soups and salads are served with a a scallion pancake. Soups include Wonton and Tomato (tomatoes, onions, potatoes, green pepper, carrots and beef). Salads include the Wasabi Caesar and the Chinese Cobb.
Foumami also offers freshly-brewed teas and lemonades. Tea flavors include Ginger (fresh ginger root, brown sugar and Chinese red dates), Cinnamon (cinnamon bark, brown sugar and Chinese red dates), and Kumquat (kumquats, lemon and brown sugar).
The menu is rounded out by a variety of desserts. A signature item is Foumami's Red Bean Shaved Ice, featuring shaved ice, red beans, mochi, milk and assorted fruits. Fóumami also sells House Baked Asian Cookies and prepackaged Asian snacks.
Foumami is nestled in a bright, modern and minimalist space in Boston's Financial District. The restaurant features polished white and green terrazzo floors, walnut slated benches, lacquered metal counters and stainless steel prep areas.
Foumami's open kitchen allows diners to watch the chefs as they make daily preparations. One wall also showcases Chinese characters depicting “Buddha Jumps Over the Wall,” the name of the folktale that reflects the origin of the Foumami name.