Ramen


April 5, 2017

Bay Eats Japan: April 2017

by Sarah Han

Maze Soba; photo via Ramen Hachi

Welcome to 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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December 16, 2016

The Umami Reader: Try This Instant Ramen Hack

by Sarah Han
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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 Han

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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 Florentyna Leow

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 Han

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 26, 2016

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

by Sarah Han

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

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May 16, 2016

Itani Ramen’s Gyoza Machine (and Recipe!)

by Kayoko Akabori

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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 Akabori

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

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March 18, 2016

Itani Ramen Now Open (For the Moment)

by Kayoko Akabori

We’ve all been patiently waiting for Itani Ramen to open its doors. The time has come… THIS WEEKEND!

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February 1, 2016

Umami Map: Top 3 Ramen Spots in the Bay Area

by Kayoko Akabori

Ramen is a touchy subject in the Bay Area. Scratch that, it is a touchy subject ANYWHERE.

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