Chef Kyle Itani (Hopscotch) visits B-Dama in Oakland, California to hang out with chef Chikara Ono and faceplant into chawanmushi (savory custard) covered in uni.
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Beef ribs can stand up to strong flavors. Here, a spicy-sweet rub with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic, and brown sugar coats the meat, which is roasted to tenderness. Finishing on the grill with a smoky chipotle barbecue sauce ensures the meat gets a nice char and the sauce lacquers. Read more.