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Nak’s Oriental Market: This Mom-and-Pop Offers Personalized Service Along with Asian and Dutch Ingredients

Nak’s Oriental Market: This Mom-and-Pop Offers Personalized Service Along with Asian and Dutch Ingredients

| February 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

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.

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Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

| January 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.

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Why Some Chefs Just Can’t Quit Serving Bluefin Tuna

Why Some Chefs Just Can’t Quit Serving Bluefin Tuna

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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Newcomers Enhance Bay Area’s Small Kosher Dining Scene

Newcomers Enhance Bay Area’s Small Kosher Dining Scene

| September 8, 2014 | 3 Comments

The Bay Area is known as one of the country’s premier dining destinations, unless you keep kosher. For those who observe Jewish dietary laws, it’s not so great. But things are slowly improving.

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Sushi’s Secret: Why We Get Hooked On Raw Fish

Sushi’s Secret: Why We Get Hooked On Raw Fish

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

We love raw seafood but can’t stand uncooked fowl or pork. Why? A big part of it is the effective lack of gravity in water, a scientist says. Weightlessness gives fish muscles a smooth, soft texture.

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Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro’s ‘Dream’ Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro’s ‘Dream’ Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

President Barack Obama stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant featured in the 2012 documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.” Director David Gelb says eating there is both an amazing and nerve-wracking experience.

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Michael Mina Dishes Details for Pabu and The Ramen Bar

Michael Mina Dishes Details for Pabu and The Ramen Bar

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pabu and The Ramen Bar, slated to open in mid-June, will be among the hottest new restaurants in San Francisco. Chef Michael Mina shares with Mary Ladd his favorite dishes from ramen to sushi, as well as the fate of his East Indian concept on Steuart Street.

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CAAMFest Food Film Screenings: “East Side Sushi” and “Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast”

CAAMFest Food Film Screenings: “East Side Sushi” and “Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast”

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Check out the Food Film screenings presented at CAAMFest this week: “East Side Sushi” and “Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast.” Find out the story behind the making of the Green Diablo Roll.

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Restaurant Round-Up: Ichi Sushi & Ni Bar, 4505 Meats, and The Square

Restaurant Round-Up: Ichi Sushi & Ni Bar, 4505 Meats, and The Square

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

San Francisco is bursting with hot new eatery projects. Mary Ladd reports on the juiciest updates on spots from Tim & Erin Archuleta, Ryan Farr, and Matt McNamara and Teague Moriarty.

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Sushi Chefs Aren’t Feeling California’s New Glove Law

Sushi Chefs Aren’t Feeling California’s New Glove Law

| January 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

The new law aimed at improving food safety requires chefs and others who handle raw food in restaurants to wear gloves. Sushi chefs say it takes the feel out of hands-on sushi.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Live Sushi, Chavez Supermarket & Taqueria, Bistro Vis à Vis

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Live Sushi, Chavez Supermarket & Taqueria, Bistro Vis à Vis

| October 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

Restaurants reviewed: A sushi restaurant on Mission Street in San Francisco, a Mexican supermarket & taqueria in Hayward and a restaurant in Greenbrae serving Contemporary American cuisine.

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On Hot Summer Days, Cook Your Fish Without Fire

On Hot Summer Days, Cook Your Fish Without Fire

| July 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

As much as a river-cold slice of watermelon is refreshing in the summer, there are sweltering days when you need a cold meal with a little more heft, a little more protein. On those days, there’s raw fish.

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Eating Eyeballs: Taboo, Or Tasty?

Eating Eyeballs: Taboo, Or Tasty?

| March 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

Sit down to eat in Iceland, and you might be served boiled sheep’s head, complete with the eye. In some cultures eyeballs are considered a culinary treat, but for most of us they’re still in the category of “eww.”

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Film Review: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Film Review: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

| April 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

As someone who has a deep appreciation for both food and films, I was looking forward to the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi coming to theatres in the Bay Area this month.

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