Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack is a small restaurant located in Bernal Heights. Chef Barry Moore cooks up a mean plate of spaghetti and meatballs, with the meatballs potentially being the best in San Francisco. Everything else I’ve tried there, though, has been subpar, at best. Read more →
Ohgane Korean BBQ Restaurant in Oakland (with a second location in Dublin) is the only good Korean restaurant that I know of in the SF “area” — short of driving to Santa Clara for really good food. From the BBQ meats to the banchan and service, Ohgane is truly representative of good Korean cooking. Continue reading
Natto is a fermented soybean of Japanese origin that is wildly popular in Japan and even Hawaii. While most call it an acquired taste, this is one of my favorites, and perfect with a hot bowl of rice. But what was it like combined with pasta? I decided to find out and was truly surprised at how nicely pasta and natto combined together! Read more →
Searching for a xiao long bao that could hold a candle to the beloved but expensive Yank Sing, I visited Shanghai Dumpling King after many people recommended it. It’s cheap…it’s tiny….but how did it compare to Yank Sing? Have I finally found my replacement?
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An enormous 9.0 earthquake followed by a disastrous tsunami, Japan is in dire need of help. Let’s do what we Americans do best and help. Japan needs help NOW. Please donate to make a difference, and help the great country rebuild. Read more →
Okina is a small Japanese restaurant that is simple to miss from the outside. Opened only from Thursday to Sunday, the restaurant is a two-person joint offering fresh fish, albeit a small selection. There is nothing on the menu that offers cooking and you come only to eat sushi or sashimi. Strange restaurant, but–did I like it?
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