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9 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Ramen

There’s a reason why over 100 billion servings of instant ramen are consumed worldwide every year. Instant ramen is cheap, easy to make, and tastes delicious. From the grocery stores of Nairobi to the...

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Salinas Obon Festival 盆祭, July 28, Noon to 7pm

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Salinas Obon Festival 盆祭り Sunday, July 28 Annually on the last Sunday in July Description:Buddhist Temple of Salinas 14 California St Salinas CA 93901-2803 +1-831-424-4105 btsalinas.org P...


by am47 3 months ago

Ah, fond memories – Ebisu was my neighborhood sushi spot growing up in the Inner Sunset. Please let me know if it's improved over the past few years, as it seemed to decline a bit over the past dec...

Dinner Recommendations for Burbank area

by sportcat 4 years ago

Hi Chowhounds, I'll be in Santa Clarita for two nights the second weekend in June. I'm travelling with a group of four colleagues to a conference and have at least one pescatarian in the group; ...

What is Japanese Curry and How is it Different from Other Curries?

by farmersdaughter 11 years ago

A new Japanese curry restaurant just opened in San Francisco (http://www.chowhound.com/topics/507174). I am curious as to what types of spices are in Japanese curry, and how it differs from othe...

"KAITO SUSHI," 1211 St.Clair Avenue W - 'Quality over Quantity' sushi at an incredible price point!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 4 months ago

This evening, as member of a party of six, I braved rush hour traffic and head down from Richmond Hill to Corso-Italia for a date with this new 'Japanese' kid in town. Serving traditional Edomae su...

Japanese In the Triangle (preferably west side)

by burgeoningfoodie 3 months ago

Wife and I were watching an episode of Street Food on netflix and marveled at the izakaya and the yummy looking takoyaki and okonomiyaki. We know there are places that do "sushi" and places that d...

Tempura Daikon?

by ricepad 4 months ago

As I was grating some daikon tonight for the tensuyu, I got to wondering why I've never seen tempura daikon. I mean, dipping just about anything and baptizing it in hot oil makes it better, right? ...

Hoshigaki by Otow Orchard in Granite Bay

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

In January, I stayed an extra night after my meetings in Sacramento to have the chance to visit Otow Orchard. Driving east into a fierce rainstorm was not the smartest decision, yet I was still thr...

"PAPA CHANG'S," Markham - Delicious and outstanding, authentic and fusion Taiwanese delicacies and snacks! (Long Review)

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 4 months ago

I am sure the posting of this review by this aged and seasoned Baby-Boomer will evoke quite a few laughter amongst some of our millennial members for being so passé and antiquated? Since its openin...

Kewpie Taste Truck in San Francisco thru June 26

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"Everything could use a little Kewpie, and to prove it we’re taking our products on the road in our new Taste Truck! Find us in and around San Francisco from now until June 26th and don’t forget to...

"Tips" of Paper Sculptures Made from Chopstick Sleeves

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"Yuki Tatsumi was working as a waiter in a restaurant when one day, as he was cleaning up a table, he noticed that a customer had intricately folded up the paper chopstick sleeve and left it behind...

"Project Fish," Richmond Hill - Impressive and excellent first impression!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 5 months ago

Following ex-chowhounder skylineR33's footstep, I finally managed to give this popular, hidden neighborhood gem a try. However, I avoided visiting it on a busy weekend but instead, picked a late ...

Greenwich Street

by farthing 6 months ago

Any Japanese restaurants between Wall Street subway station and 80 Greenwich Street?

Shimizu Baumkuchen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

A few months ago I purchased this package of Shimizu caramel flavored baumkuchen at Marina Foods in San Mateo. It's in the refrigerated section. Shared it with friends for a late night sweet and we...

Fugetsu | Santa Clara - Silicon Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

In November, William joined me for a first visit to Osaka-style okonomiyaki specialist, Fugetsu. A branch of a Japanese chain, we'd heard the lines can be long here. I guess we lucked out stopping ...

"KAGA JAPANESE CUISINE" - Finch & Bayview - Eating some of the freshest Japanese Sashimi in the GTA?

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 5 months ago

'HOBO' ( Red Gunnard ) is one of the most famous and popular Summer seasonal fish in Japan. Tonight, I had the pleasure of trying out for the first time, this sweet and crunchy textured Japanese de...

Making miso: hygiene and other tips

by AngeloSc 5 months ago

Hi all, I am new to fermenting things and I really worry about growing bacteria and things that you do not really want. However, I fell in love with miso paste and have been using it more and mo...

Tokyo itinerary for 10 days in May

by ausfoodie1 6 months ago

Hi everyone, We will be in Tokyo in May for 10 days, I am trying to lock down the options and securing reservations where needed and wanted to get your recommendations or suggestions on the belo...

Mitsuru Café – Great Imagawayaki (Taiyaki), Homemade Mochi And Other Japanese Treats in Little Tokyo

by Lau 6 years ago

**For full post and pics**: https://www.lauhound.com/2013/07/mitsuru-cafe-great-imagawayaki-taiyaki-homemade-mochi-and-other-japanese-treats-in-little-tokyo/ Mitsuru Café is one of three Japanes...

Northern NJ Tatami room?

by saraf123 5 months ago

Looking for an authentic Japanese restaurant in northern New Jersey, preferably with a private room for a big group. Doesn’t need to be fancy! Thank you