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2014 Ramen Round-Up: LA Edition

2014 Ramen Round-Up: LA Edition

I love San Francisco, but when it comes to ramen, my city’s got nothing on LA. Maybe I’m biased because I lived there for 3 years and ate a shit-ton of ramen in my spare time. And maybe if I put LA head to head with San Mateo instead (15 miles south of SF), we’d … Continue reading

2014 Ramen Round-Up: Outside California Edition

2014 Ramen Round-Up: Outside California Edition

It’s true, California (including Northern California) has a lot of ramen. But I also like to sample the local varieties when I go out of state (and of course, when I’m so lucky, out of the country). Here are twelve bowls–mostly of ramen, plus some other noodle delicacies–I’ve eaten outside California in the past couple of years. One … Continue reading

2014 Ramen Round-Up: Bay Area Edition

2014 Ramen Round-Up: Bay Area Edition

Over two years ago I posted photos of 12 bowls of ramen and other noodle soup dishes I had consumed in the year after I came back from living in Japan. While it had been my intention to eventually publish “12 More Bowls of Ramen” or something to that effect, life got in the way of doing so in … Continue reading

12/12/12

12/12/12

I had the idea at an earlier point that I should post something on 12/12/12, at 12:12. As the afternoon passed, I thought, oh I’ll just do it at 12:12 at night. Then an hour ago I remembered and was like oh… that doesn’t work because by then it’ll actually be 12/13. Heh. But, I … Continue reading

12 Bowls of Ramen

12 Bowls of Ramen

As you know, I’m basically addicted to ramen. And even though I moved back from Japan almost a year ago, I still made sure to eat a lot of it. The following is my year in ramen–plus one hiyashi chuuka, one tsukemen, and one Okinawa soba–consumed at multiple local establishments in California and Hawaii. No full-length reviews … Continue reading

Sushi Sasabune, Los Angeles

Sushi Sasabune, Los Angeles

This post comes with two realizations: 1) Photo posts take much less time and effort than textual posts do (unless there’s consciously a lot of text to accompany the photos… then they take longer), and 2) sushi makes some of the best food porn. So without further ado, get ready to feast your eyes on … Continue reading

Kimchi Bacon Deviled Eggs (and football)

Kimchi Bacon Deviled Eggs (and football)

It was a great weekend: I had Wednesday through Monday off, so I went back up to San Francisco and was in town to watch the Forty-Niners beat the New Orleans Saints with 10 seconds left in the NFC Divisional Playoffs this past Saturday, at home in SF. Normally I have possibly less than 0% … Continue reading

Final Days: Friends, and Food

Final Days: Friends, and Food

With just a little over one week to go til my permanent departure from Japan, I have way too much going on to write a proper blog update about it all :(. However, I will say that lately I HAVE had the time to sit down and eat a bunch of amazing food, with amazing … Continue reading