Eat Out


October 10, 2016

You Need This in Your Life: Bacon and Egg Mazemen from YUJI Ramen

by Furo-chan

Living in Japan, I’m not used to spending a lot of money for ramen. But recently, while visiting New York – Brooklyn, to be exact – I shelled out $20 for a bowl of ramen and I would do it all over again.

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September 28, 2015

Umami Map: Where to Get a Cocktail in Seattle

by Kayoko

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Seattle is for grown-ups. I really enjoyed the city when we were there over the summer — it has a sense of sophistication and plentifulness that I can enjoy in my thirties. 

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September 21, 2015

Noraneko Ramen in PDX

by yoko

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Kayoko and I rolled into Portland at around 3pm from Seattle during the first days of summer — and Portland delivered on their end of the summer deal.

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August 13, 2015

Chizu, A Cheese Bar in Portland

by Kayoko

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It’s so important to travel. Not to say it needs to be lavish or romantic or life-changing every time, but it’s really necessary to get out of your comfort zone and visit new places, even if it’s only an hour away.

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August 10, 2015

Mike’s Noodle House in Seattle

by Kayoko

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I’m afraid I’m becoming one of those older Asian ladies who gets really grumpy after not eating noodles or rice or something with soy sauce flavoring for a few days.

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July 30, 2015

Shanghai Restaurant in Oakland

by Kayoko

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Shanghai restaurant is our go-to in Oakland Chinatown for meetings and hang-outs over lunch or dinner.

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February 26, 2015

Craft Beer Market in Tokyo

by Kayoko

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People in Japan are cuckoo for beer. It remains the most popular alcoholic beverage in Japan, accounting for two thirds of all alcohol consumed overall (says Wikipedia).

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February 9, 2015

Abura-ya: Izakaya for the People

by Kayoko

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Let me start off by saying that I think Abura-ya is the most exciting dining experience in the Bay Area in the last few years.

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June 23, 2014

Umami Mart Map: The Chronicles of Nagoya

by yoko

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Instead of reaching there via a Wardrobe route, Nagoya is about a two-hour bullet train ride from Tokyo.

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June 16, 2014

The Ramen Shaman: Gundam (Kyoto)

by Will VanderWyden

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My trip to Kyoto was awesome for many reasons. Temples, new friends, raw nature, or scenes like this one, just three boys feeding hawks like a flock of seagulls.

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