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Ramen is Ramen is Ramen: Ramen Danbo

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Forgive me for being crass, but to me all good ramen pretty much taste the same. Sure, the broth may be thicker at one place, the chashu fattier at another place, and the noodles thinner at yet a third place, … Continue reading

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Have We Been Here? Stepho’s on Robson

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“Is this Greek place new?” “…ahhmmm…I think it’s always been here.” “Then what’s with the ‘Now Open’ sign?” “To attract new customers?” “Really? Look at the lineup.” “Woah, I don’t recall ever seeing a lineup here before.” “Let’s try it.” … Continue reading

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Tough: Dae Ji

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“How’s your pork cutlet?” “huh?” “Your pork cutlet? How is it?” “Can you stop with the food questions? All you talk about is food.” “Well YOU ARE eating the pork cutlet right now. I just want you to tell me … Continue reading

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New and Noteworthy: Marutama Ra-men

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Today I visited the newest member of the west end ramen district: Marutama Ra-men. It is the second new ramen place with the kanji character ‘maru’ in its name to open in the west end the the past few months … Continue reading

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Japanese Pasta: SpagheTei

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I’m a fan of Japanese pasta. I have it often when I am in Taiwan and whenever I visit Japan. Japanese ingredients such as miso and soy sauce match incredibly well with pasta in noodle form. The usual Japanese attention … Continue reading

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Proteins and Scallions: Chui

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Great tasting food is the primary reason that influences my decision on whether or not to revisit a restaurant. I am willing to overlook A LOT of other unpleasant factors about a restaurant if it serves me delicious food. On … Continue reading

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Cheap From Top To Bottom And Inside Out: Norboo

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Up until last week, I was never able to provide my wife a reason as to why we should visit Norboo for a meal. There never seemed to be any diners inside whenever we happened to walk or drive by … Continue reading

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