Eat Out


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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May 16, 2014

Slightly Peckish: Tim’s Kitchen (HK)

by Sakura

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On my last night in Hong Kong, my friend S asked one of her Chinese gourmet friends for recommendations to a good place.

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May 9, 2014

Umami Map: Ode to Sacramento (And Mom)

by Umamimart Guest

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On a game trip to Sacramento in 2001, Lakers coach Phil Jackson called Sacramento a cow town.

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May 2, 2014

Slightly Peckish: Vegetarian Temple Food and Claypot Rice (HK)

by Sakura

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One of the things we wanted to do when we were in Hong Kong was to try some vegetarian temple food.

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April 30, 2014

The Ramen Shaman: Nagahama Ramen Miyoshi (Kyoto)

by Will VanderWyden

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It’s no secret that I have a massive man-crush on Ramenate, a ramen blog written by a guy named Nate.

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April 28, 2014

Postcard from Chiang Rai: Journal Entry

by Johnny Lopes

“I talked to a local old man who turned me on to a place around the corner, Po Jai.

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