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Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Asian Restaurants in New Episode

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Asian Restaurants in New Episode

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Revisit three Asian restaurants from previous series: Dragon Rouge Restaurant, Marnee Thai, Butterfly Restaurant.

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Noodle-Pulling Dance at Jacques Pépin and Martin Yan Event

Noodle-Pulling Dance at Jacques Pépin and Martin Yan Event

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jacques Pépin and Martin Yan shared their stories, friendship, and love for public media with fans at a special KQED event to celebrate Yan’s new series Martin Yan’s Taste of Vietnam and Pepin’s new series Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul. The event finale was a noodle-pulling dance performance by Chef Tony Wu.

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First Bite: Uptown Oakland’s Taiwan Bento

First Bite: Uptown Oakland’s Taiwan Bento

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new fast-food bento shop offers a Taiwanese take on the single-portion meal.

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Event: An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

Event: An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Join KQED, in partnership with M.Y. China and La Boulange, for “An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin” — a celebration of two legendary chefs and public television cooking show pioneers. The evening will include food, wine and a noodle-pulling demonstration.

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Fast-Food Scandal Revives China’s Food Safety Anxieties

Fast-Food Scandal Revives China’s Food Safety Anxieties

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

An American-owned company that supplies meat to fast-food chains in China has pulled all its products made by a subsidiary. An expose revealed some of the products were mishandled and had expired.

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Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True?

Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True?

| July 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.

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The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Sandwiches, by Andrea Nguyen

The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Sandwiches, by Andrea Nguyen

Move over, burritos, here comes the banh mi. Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen explores The Banh Mi Handbook, Andrea Nguyen’s stylish new guide to making irresistable Vietnamese sandwiches at home. With recipes for Hanoi Grilled Chicken and Daikon and Carrot Pickles.

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‘Artisanal’ Ramen? Instant Noodles Get A Healthy Dose Of Hacking

‘Artisanal’ Ramen? Instant Noodles Get A Healthy Dose Of Hacking

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bake them, grill them, even smother them in chocolate. College students and food writers who count instant ramen noodles as a staple are devising all sorts of ways to make them healthier and tastier.

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5 Bites: Korean Food On Temescal’s ‘Kimchi Row’

5 Bites: Korean Food On Temescal’s ‘Kimchi Row’

| June 26, 2014 | 2 Comments

As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.

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Handmade Tofu and Mochi Keep Traditions Alive in San Jose’s Japantown

Handmade Tofu and Mochi Keep Traditions Alive in San Jose’s Japantown

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Get it quick before it’s gone! Handmade tofu and mochi sweets in San Jose’s Japantown. Two devoted husband and wife teams have been quietly keeping tradition alive for more than 25 years with the sweetest results. No preservatives, no automation, just loving hands and hard work.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review: Lanna Thai, 20 Spot, Chalet Ticino

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review: Lanna Thai, 20 Spot, Chalet Ticino

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed: Thai cuisine in Livermore, French-influenced California small plates in San Francisco, and Swiss-Italian cuisine in Foster City

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5 Comfort Foods From My Korean-American Childhood

5 Comfort Foods From My Korean-American Childhood

| May 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

My brother and I were enthralled with American junk food, as McDonald’s, potato chips and doughnuts seemed “exotic” to our childhood palates. And while we’d indulge in ice cream and hamburgers like our friends, we also grew up eating other foods that reflected our Korean-American heritage.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Pinole Creek Café, Shanghai House, Murray Circle

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Pinole Creek Café, Shanghai House, Murray Circle

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Restaurants reviewed this week include a cafe in Pinole serving California cuisine, a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco serving Shanghainese cuisine, and a Sausalito restaurant serving Northern California cuisine anchored to its Marin roots.

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Beer Gardens Abound in Oakland: Lost and Found Has Opened Its Doors in Uptown

Beer Gardens Abound in Oakland: Lost and Found Has Opened Its Doors in Uptown

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer is upon us, and there’s no shortage of outdoor venues to enjoy the warm weather — especially with the surging influx of beer gardens cropping up in the East Bay. Uptown’s Lost and Found is the latest addition to the Oakland scene.

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