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9 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Ramen

Ramen noodles are good for so much more than just soup, but when you want a bowl of classic brothy goodness, there are several easy ways to upgrade your instant ramen so it tastes like a million bucks...

Bread n' Chu | Richmond District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

On Tuesday I tried one of the breakfast offerings at Bread n' Chu. It reopened this month. The Spam and egg sandwich, $8.50, featured Spam katsu with marinated soft-cooked egg and spicy mayo on ...

To Go Meals from Michelin Stars

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

In this time of Covid-19 and stay at home orders statewide, restaurants are limited to take-out and delivery services. Many have closed. Others have soldiered on converting their operations to offe...

Sushi Chefs-do they have to be Japanese?

by foodlovergeneral 8 years ago

Do Sushi chefs have to be Japanese? Lau on chowhound had a lengthy post related to Yuba restaurant. He began with his skepticism about Chinese chefs making sushi (I believe he is Chinese) yet con...

Izakaya Rintaro July Fundraising for Old Skool Cafe - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"For the month of July we will be donating ALL proceeds from the Chrysanthemum Liberty Duck Salad to @oldskoolcafe. Headquartered in Bayview/Hunter’s Point, Old Skool Cafe is a youth-run, jazz-them...

Where to buy Japanese Cheese in the US?

by npask 1 month ago

Does anyone know who imports or of any places that sell cheese from Japan in the United States?

Benkyodo in San Francisco's Japantown [San Francisco]

by Hiko Ikeda 19 years ago

Although it is not a restaurant, "seated" eating--or drinking can be done inside the store, in addition, it is larger than many restaurants in the city. What do you guys think of this historica...

Rice for more than one

by cheyrn 3 months ago

I don't have a rice cooker. I have Japanese short grained rice. Every recipe I've seen uses 1 cup of rice and 1 cup of water. If I try this with 2 cups of rice and 2 cups of water, the rice comes ...

Jū-ni Chirashi To Go | NOPA - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

When Covid-19 ended dine-in services, Michelin one-star Jū-ni was quick to regroup to offer take-away chirashi bowls, $39, beginning March 19. Last month after picking up yakitori at its sister res...

Hina Yakitori Bento To Go | NOPA - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Hina Yakitori opened in September with a 16-course $110 tasting menu utilizing the entirety of a pasture-raised, parted half-chicken grilled over binchotan along with other dishes. Chef-owner Tommy...

Some of my Singapore restaurants' reviews

by Bu Pun Su 4 years ago

Under the new Chowhound forums format, sometimes I got difficulties to find the old reviews of certain restaurants. Because of this, I created this new thread for some of my foodie adventures in Si...

Help me identify my Japanese knife

by acc2690 3 months ago

I got this knife in Miami around 10 years ago and would like to know what the brand/maker is. Could anyone shed some light for me? Thanks!

Looking for "SS" Brand Japanese Blue Carbon Steel Pans

by Jvsgabriel 10 years ago

Hi All, I am wondering if anyone knows where I might buy some Japanese made blue carbon steel pans? I recently went to a restaurant supply store here in San Diego, which specializes in Asian ...

Stonemill Matcha is re-opening May 1

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

An hour ago, Stonemill Matcha announced that it will re-open for take-out on Friday, May 1, 11am to 3pm. Ordering for both pick-up and delivery will be via Caviar. https://www.trycaviar.com/m/sto...

Common Sage | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Recently I stopped by Common Sage, a new Euro-Japanese deli, cafe and market. It took over Blue Fog's space, opening in October.

Leichi Japanese Cuisine | Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Leichi opened a few months ago, taking over Hoshi's spot. The neon sign for Hoshi is still up. Inside, the interior is now sleeker and more modern and urban in feeling than Hoshi, and the cooking i...

Shalala Ramen in Mountain View offers ramen or curry rice to go

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Mountain View's Shalala Ramen has stayed open during the Covid-19 crisis offering Japanese appetizers, ramen, curry rice plates, mini rice bowls, and beer and sake to-go. Ordering is on-line for pi...

Ebisu Sushi re-opened today with online ordering

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

San Francisco Sunset District stalwart, Ebisu Sushi, is open again with a new online ordering system for "contactless" pickup at the restaurant. Orders can be turned around in 45 minutes. Ebisu ...

Suruki SuperMarket in San Mateo has re-opened

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Suruki Super Market shut down a month ago, and it reopened on Friday, April 17! "EXCITING NEWS + IMPORTANT UPDATES for all our loyal customers: As of this weekend (Friday 4/17 + Saturday 4/18) ...

Hiroshima spicy tsukemen

by marhell 5 months ago

Hello, I visited Hiroshima recently and ate Hiroshima style tsukemen, spicy dipping noodles. I can't stop thinking about how good it was and would like to cook this at home, but I can't find any g...

Ever encountered a kabocha squash you simply could not cut through?

by yippee1999 5 months ago

Hi all. I make baked kabocha pretty regularly, and I have a certain knife that I always use to cut it. It's a good knife...I got it in Japan. Today I went to cut up a kabocha squash in my usual ...