From the monthly archives: May 2012

The Lee Brothers (Dennis, Daniel, and David) made a name for themselves when they opened Namu in the Richmond District of San Francisco, a fancy and quaint Korean-style restaurant in the midst of ethnic spots in the residential area of the city.

Riding on their popularity, they decided to open another location focusing on grilled […]

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A couple of weekends ago, I went to the Asian Heritage Street Fair in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. And for the first time, several food trucks were parked in one section of the fair.

Selected for their Asian offerings, there were the well-known food trucks such as The Chairman and Seoul on Wheels. But there […]

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Lately, I started seeing a lot of rhubarb in the markets and then in dessert dishes at restaurants and bakeries around town.

Rhubarb is always a mystery to me because it’s one of the few vegetables that make their way straight to a sweet dish more often than a savory one. And with its pretty […]

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Give a pig rock star status and you’ve got Cochon 555, the four-year-old culinary tour where five chefs from five cities compete by making dishes from five heritage pigs.

Cochon 555’s fifth stop this year was San Francisco, specifically at the Fairmont Hotel last night. I’d never been to one of Cochon 555’s event, but […]

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Ken Ken Ramen started off as a pop-up in the Mission and it stayed in the neighborhood when it finally opened its permanent home late last year.

Finding good ramen in the Mission – and in the entire city of San Francisco, as a matter of fact – is a challenge. But I’m always willing […]

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There once was a young cook named Ben, who served the young prince James in Cupcakeland. The cook made the young prince his favorite dish of apple pie every day, morning, noon and night.

Then one day the young prince grew tired of apple pie. The cook tried his best to entice Prince James. He […]

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I’ve been excited about spring because I’ve been hoping to cook with fresh English peas for quite awhile.

For the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking up a pea soup recipe. And when I had a gorgeous chilled version recently, I was all ready to head that route as I shopped at the farmers […]

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UPDATE: THIS EATERY CLOSED IN 2013.

With the popularity of burger shacks and hot dog stands, Holy Dog fuses the two together and puts an Asian twist on them in a five-month-old spot in the Fillmore District.

It’s part of a slew of new eating destinations in the neighborhood, across from the white-hot State Bird […]

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I recently checked my cholesterol and it’s still a bit over what’s officially classified as high. I promised my doctor that I was going to bring it down by next year through a plan of eating less animal meat and limiting my cupcakes. (Hey, I knew I would be lying if I said I would […]

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