Tiger Mama

Restaurants, Pan-Asian Fenway/Kenmore
5 out of 5 stars
Tiger Mama
Photograph: Courtesy Tiger Mama

It must first be said that Tiger Mama is not a Thai restaurant per se, but rather one inspired by Southeast Asian cuisine. With that out of the way: it’s also divine. Chef Tiffani Faison was inspired by culinary adventures in Bangkok and beyond to bring some of that revelatory heat back to Beantown. The frothy, flavor-packed tom kha gai (chicken coconut soup) is poured out of a tea pitcher tableside; the pad gra pow, topped with a fried egg, is one of those umami-packed dishes that you won’t want to share. Then there’s the pig rice, chock full of bacon, tasso ham and Thai issan sausage. The tiki drinks are kitschy, potent and oversized—leaving just enough room to end your meal with a sweet Thai tea tres leches.

By: Meaghan Agnew


Venue name: Tiger Mama
Address: 1363 Boylston St
Cross street: at Kilmarock St
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 5-10pm; Fri, Sat 5-11pm
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