September 14, 2015

Furochan Eats: Taco Rice GIF!

by Florentyna Leow

Taco rice is the culinary lovechild of Tex-Mex, Okinawan and Japanese flavours — a dish that’s popular all over Japan these days. It ticks all the boxes of food that I love to eat: sloppy, umamiful, low-effort, voluminous, summery, and utterly delicious. It is especially easy to make when you have leftover stewed or braised […]

March 20, 2013

Taco Trip Down the California Coast (SF/SB/LA/SD)

by Kayoko Akabori

This post is so delayed, but better late than never for such an epic guide to tacos in California. After being open seven days a week during the holiday season, Yoko and I took a much needed 10-day break. Hooray! Yoko traveled to Tokyo, and I went to San Diego to visit my best friend […]

July 16, 2012

Forest Feast: Spicy Roasted Corn + Cauliflower Tacos

by Erin Gleeson

You can tell it’s summer when corn shows up in your CSA box. Sweet and crunchy — nothing like it! Roast it up with a little cauliflower to make a delicious, light taco filling (no beans, rice or meat needed!).  Flour or corn tortillas work, and you could use sour cream instead of greek yogurt. […]

May 22, 2012

5 Days in Tulum (MEX)

by Kayoko Akabori

For my birthday this year, I went to Tulum, Mexico with Johnny. It was our first trip we would be taking together and it took ages to decide where to go. Buenos Aires? Mexico City? CUBA??? I hadn’t taken a tropical vacation in forever, so the requirements were a nice beach and good food. And […]

October 3, 2011

Culinography: Top Chef Just Desserts with Pichet Ong

by Erin Gleeson

Last week, NYC pastry chef extraordinaire Pichet Ong was a guest judge on Top Chef Just Desserts (aired September 22).  As he was introduced, some of my photos of his desserts were shown on the episode: Foie Gras Taco and Warm Date Cake (see below). I shot the desserts in his restaurants P*ong and The […]

September 28, 2011

To Live and Eat in LA

by Kayoko Akabori

“To live and eat in LA, it’s the place to be; You’ve got to be there to know it, what everybody wanna eat” – Tupac Alright, alright, Tupac didn’t say “eat”. But instead of talking about hoes and tricks, he should have rapped more importantly about the bounty of food to be found in LA. […]

August 5, 2011

Old School Eats: Street Tacos at La Reyna (LA)

by Sarah Nevada

Photos by Thomas L. Young One dollar street tacos at a busy intersection in downtown Los Angeles is about as old school as you can get. On the corner of Mateo and 7th street, in front of the Mexican restaurant La Reyna (Est. 1974), is a taco stand run by one guy on the grill […]

July 22, 2011

Old School Eats: Umami Burger (LA)

by Sarah Nevada

While it’s no Musso & Frank or Mateo’s, Umami Burger is quickly becoming a fixture in the LA culinary world. Seriously. Six locations have popped up since the original La Brea location opened in 2009 and the popularity doesn’t appear to be losing steam. Though it embraces the similar rapid expansion model that made the […]

March 4, 2011

Old School Eats: Henry’s Tacos (LA)

by Sarah Nevada

Located in Studio City or Toluca Lake (depending on who you’re talking to) since 1961, Henry’s Tacos has served ground beef tacos served in a hard corn shell. They’ve marginally expanded their menu since then, now offering soft tacos, burritos and the quasi-famous taco burger, but the ground beef remains as basically the only option […]

September 23, 2010

Baja Fish Tacos at Taqueria La Familia (Berkeley)

by Kayoko Akabori

These are probably the best Baja/Ensenada-style fish tacos I’ve had since the epic Fish Taco Crawl in San Diego last year (Umamiventure #21). The FISH TACOS neon sign just kept screaming out at me whenever I drove past this little joint, on a busy strip where Berkeley and Oakland meet. I always order the fish […]