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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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H-Mart food court

by decayny 4 months ago

Any favorite dishes at H-Mart's food court? At the Hartsdale location they have Korean, Chinese and Japanese kitchens. I always end up getting something Korean (bibim bap, kim chee tofu stew, etc....

Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles | SOMA – San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

About five years ago I “retired” myself from more than a decade of reporting on ramen spots and ranking their offerings. Real ramen had become more mainstream, expanding its presence in the Bay Are...

Is there any good sushi in Albuquerque?

by ninrn 4 months ago

Posting with low expectations since everyone seem to have fled the NM boards, but can anyone recommend a place with good, fresh sushi in Albuquerque? Is Magokoro my best bet? Thank you.

Japanese cook books

by Peter Rossi 15 years ago

Can anyone recommend a definitive Japanese recipe book? I have bought the recent Harumi's Japanese Cooking and am disappointed with it - I wanted something more in-depth. It has recipes which seem ...

Fuji Mart Scarsdale becoming Maruichi

by jj798 5 months ago

There's a new sign this morning with the abrupt announcement that they are becoming Maruichi on 10/4/19. So I guess ownership has changed again. If I'm reading their various FB posts correctly, the...

FRILU, Thornhill - A most enjoyable, intriguing and adventurous tasting menu with strong Nordic and Japanese influence! (Long Review)

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 6 months ago

In a culinary desert that is Thornhill, places that offer slightly more sophisticated fine dining are practically non-existence. As such, when a new kid on the block appeared out of this void, it i...

Does anyone have a good recipe for the dressing you get on salads at a Japanese restaurant?

by AksarBhai 5 months ago

Hello all. I'm looking for a recipe for the dressing you typically get on a side salad at a Japanese restaurant. I believe it is some kind of ginger dressing. I've done some looking in stores and f...

Wagyu/Kobe recommendations - Tokyo / Kyoto

by lklh 6 months ago

Hi all, I have an upcoming trip end of October to Tokyo and Kyoto. I have already made several reservations and booked about half of my meals including all the sushi ones I want to go to (so ma...

Shiso Tree, J-Town, Markham - a quick update - Still good but overall taste profile is less enticing and quality has gone slightly downhill?!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 5 months ago

Went for a casual, comfort food dinner at this old favorite Japan/Italian fusion place of mine. My dining partner, a dear old visiting out-of-town college friends of 48 years! Overall, our pasta...

Super Mira Market in San Francisco Japantown

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

During an extended stint near Japantown, Super Mira and its variety of prepared dishes became a frequent to-go meal source in an area not known for quality or value. The market uses mostly orga...

NAKAMORI, Brimley & Eglington East – Cozy neighborhood gem, serving up some delicious modern Japanese fusion food

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 6 months ago

Twice within a short span of over a week, I decided to pay a hefty premium on gasoline cost and venture afar from Richmond Hill in order to pursue some delicious food. This time, my pick was the Ja...

Tabemasho, 9/21, SF, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern Calif

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

"TABEMASHO 2019 Passing It Forward: From One Generation to the Next Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Registration and Silent Auction open at 3:00 p.m. Join us for the...

Donabe style dishes - what pot do you use?

by babyraccoon 6 months ago

This fall I'd like to experiment with some Japanese hot-pot style cooking. I'm in induction user, so traditional clay is out, and though induction-capable Donabe pots can be had, I'm not keen on ge...

Do pregnant Japanese women eat sushi?

by iheartcooking 5 years ago

After searching this boards it seems that even among Hounds, the taboo against eating sushi while pregnant is strongly held. And please dont tell me to suck it up because it's only nine months. ...

Where to buy fresh and good mochi in Chicago?

by FoodieFan123 8 months ago

I know H MART sells packaged mochi, and Whole Foods/Trader Joes sell mochi ice cream, but I was wondering if there are any stores that sell good quality/fresh mochi? Ideally someone in or near Chic...

Matcha Cafe Maiko | Japantown - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Recently I stopped by Matcha Cafe Maiko for a matcha latte. I'd not been aware that it's a tiny hole-in-the-wall in the Japantown mall for to-go orders only. The line was out the door, but it moves...

Harumama Noodles & Buns: AVOID | Little Italy - San Diego

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

On the way to the airport in May, I stopped at Harumama Noodles & Buns for happy hour. What a mistake! How do I loathe thee. Let me count the ways. 1) Seaweed salad is coated with slimy, st...

Benkyodo in San Francisco's Japantown [San Francisco]

by Hiko Ikeda 18 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...

Chef Brian Lewis bringing OKO Kitchen to Rye...

by gutreactions 7 months ago

Westchester native Chef Brian Lewis was the founding chef at The Bedford Post Inn in Bedford, and moved on to operate restaurants in Connecticut. There is another OKO in Westport. They call it an '...

Stockton Buddhist Temple 2019 Obon/Bazaar August 3/4

by ricepad 7 months ago

I meant to post this much earlier in the week, but better late than never, I suppose. Food bazaar and games begin at 11 AM both Saturday and Sunday, and the ikebana and bonsai displays are on vi...