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Modan Artisinal Ramen

Are you sick of the word ‘artisinal’ yet? Because I am. I should have known Modan Artisinal Ramen was going to be disappointing. I was excited when I read about a ramen shop opening in South Pasadena, which is just a stone’s throw away from me. We already have Benten ramen, which works in a […]

KazuNori — The Chipotlezation of Sushi

Whenever I’m in San Francisco for work, the pre-lunch conversation usually goes like this: Me: “Where to go for lunch?” Colleague: “How about we go to blah-blah?” Me: “What’s that?” Colleague: “It’s Chipotle for Korean/Vietnamese/Thai/Japanese/Indian food.” The fast-casual, assembled to order, fresh ingredient restaurant has been popular in San Francisco and I usually lament that there […]

Maruhide Uni Club

Well, I finally made it down to Maruhide Uni Club.  When I first read about this uni-lover’s heaven, I really wanted to go, but it was just so far south that it didn’t seem worth it.  I’m here to tell you it is worth it.  I had the uni ikura salmon don and it was every […]

Contigo (SF)

I don’t usually think of Spanish food as vegetarian friendly, but when I inquired about the menu at Contigo, the woman who picked up the phone said it would be no problem for not only a vegetarian, but even a vegan. And no advance notice was necessary! With that type of attitude, I couldn’t not go […]

Tacolandia 2014

The Good The LA Weekly comped my 2 tickets in hopes that I would write about it. Which I am doing right now. One of the first tacos I had this Saturday was the bacalao/octopus/seafood salad taco from La Guerrerense of Ensanada. It was so good that I went back to get a second helping. […]

Cotogna (SF)

When I searched for “vegetarian friendly dinner” in the financial district of San Francisco, one restaurant that caught my eye was Cotogna.  Its colorful website was bursting with pictures of fresh vegetables, so I didn’t have to feel silly about calling them and ask if it was a good idea to take a vegan there.  It […]

Hunan Spicy Taste

There used to be a strange sounding Chinese restaurant bearing the word “Denmark” in its name and serving steak on their menu. I wasn’t ever curious enough to try it out but when it shuttered and a new Hunan place sprung in its stead, I was game.  If there was going to be a good […]