Ramen


March 24, 2017

The Umami Reader: The Art of Handmade Soba

by Sarah

–  If you’ve had freshly-made soba, you know that the difference between dried and fresh buckwheat noodles is astounding, but even then, you might not know the amount of work that goes into making these noodles.

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December 16, 2016

The Umami Reader: Try This Instant Ramen Hack

by Sarah
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This is not instant ramen. Photo via Ramen Kawashima

– If Ichiban and Cup Noodles are regulars in your culinary repertoire and you’re looking for new ways to jazz up your instant ramen fix, here’s a suggestion for you: Just add sake.

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October 21, 2016

The Umami Reader: Everyone’s Favorite Ramen Movie is Back in Theaters!

by Sarah

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– Ask any food fanatic about their favorite movies and undoubtedly Tampopo will be on their list (if not #1).

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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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October 4, 2016

Bay Eats Japan: Oct 2016

by Sarah

Photo from Iza Ramen by Patrick Lu/@pesto88)

Welcome to our new column, Bay Eats Japan, where we’ll alert you to newly and soon-to-be opened Japanese restaurants and bars in the Bay Area.

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August 29, 2016

Japanify: Summer Slurp Series: Avocado Walnut Soba Salad

by yoko

There are ingredients that I always keep in stock in my kitchen; they are my daikoubutsu (favorite foods).

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August 26, 2016

The Umami Reader: David Bowie’s 1980 Sake Commercial Is Creepy and Awesome

by Sarah

– Here’s one from the archives: Did you know David Bowie appeared in a Japanese sake commercial in 1980.

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July 7, 2016

Cool for Summer: Studio Arhoj Summer Bowls

by Umami Mart

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It’s a cool, cool summer. At least in the Bay Area, where we’re getting fogged-in a bit this week.

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May 16, 2016

Itani Ramen’s Gyoza Machine (and Recipe!)

by Kayoko

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Kyle Itani used to have midnight ramen pop-ups at his Oakland restaurant, Hopscotch, a few years ago and Yoko and I would sneak in and snag a table.

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April 4, 2016

Take-Chan Niboshi Ramen in Tokyo

by Kayoko

The best bowl of ramen we ate on our last trip to Japan was in the Chofu neighborhood of Tokyo.

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