Revolutionary might be a generous way to describe the food at Alex Shan’s just-opened Allston kitchen, but the signature Spicy Bowl at StreetFood Revolution is unapologetically fiery and awfully tasty. The starting point of this central Chinese dish, a bowl of oily broth, is endlessly customizable with a la carte add-ins. Choose anything from squid or silky fish fillets to cauliflower or potatoes to wrinkly tofu skin (which happens to be a brilliant vehicle for sopping up the fragrant oil). Just don’t forget the rice.
Spicy Bowl, starts at $3 at StreetFood Revolution, 48 Harvard Ave., Boston