Date night just got easier with this list of five local theaters that serve more than just popcorn and Junior Mints.
Nak’s Oriental Market: This Mom-and-Pop Offers Personalized Service Along with Asian and Dutch Ingredients
Sure, many people shop at indifferent, overlit discount grocery stores to save a few bucks but you can still find special items and exceptional, personalized service if you know where to look. My favorite is eclectic, beloved, miniscule Nak’s Oriental Market, which has been offering everything from pristine hamachi belly and the best nuoc mam to Dutch cookies for 46 years.
Japanese sushi chefs often can’t resist bluefin tuna on offer. Some American chefs can’t either, even though conservation groups and marine biologists have been badgering them about bluefin for years.
Everyone is talking about ramen, and there’s a ramen shop in almost every East Bay neighborhood. But what about all the other delicious Asian soups out there with the same soul-warming potential? Here are ten soups (at eight venues) you might not have thought of.
A Japanese tea-ceremony staple for centuries, antioxiant- and umami-rich matcha is spurring a new wave of geekdom.
Reviewed this week: a Japanese restaurant in Rohnert Park, French cuisine in San Francisco, and Indian fare in Mountain View. Leslie shares her spirits tips about Scotch.
The United Nations has named traditional Japanese cuisine — known as Washoku — an intangible cultural heritage. One of the oldest foods of Washoku is the soba noodle. But what most Americans call soba is a pale comparison to the actual cuisine. One woman in Southern California is trying to keep the true traditional noodle alive in America.
Here are five favorite specialty shops selling food and culinary goods imported from Spain, Japan, Russia, Germany and Italy. If you are curious to explore products from these countries or are nostalgic for the food and culture from any of these regions be sure to visit these shops. And, of course, there are so many more of these specialty stores in the Bay Area so please share your favorites.
You think clovers and hearts are impressive? Wait till you get a load of these Japanese latte drawings. A culture that values the beauty of the ephemeral has brought us a new level of art in foam.
Okonomiyaki is a dish that’s described many different ways: a savory pancake, Japanese pizza, or an Asian frittata.There may be tons of Japanese restaurants in the Bay Area, but I realized that most of them don’t serve okonomiyaki. So I was thankful to find these two restaurants that serve good renditions of the dish.