Eat Out

September 28, 2015

Umami Map: Where to Get a Cocktail in Seattle

by Kayoko


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Kishimen Sumiyoshi Sansai

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


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


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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