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Crab + Uni = Love; a Pasta Recipe

On December 7, 2016 By

I’ve been dying from seeing all the Dungeness crab posts on social media lately. Crab season in the San Francisco Bay Area only started last week and people have been eating up a storm without me. I guess they were all making up for last year’s disastrous, nearly non-existent crab season when warm waters made […]

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I call this my pimped out potato salad. You might think it’s weird to use seafood in a potato salad, but growing up in Hawaii it was pretty common to include crab when making potato salad. Sure, it was imitation crab but it added that unique umami flavor to what could be a bland, starchy salad.


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The story: Ginto Izakaya Japonaise is the first Bay Area restaurant from the mega Tokyo-based restaurant group known as Ramla. With more than 150 restaurants around the globe (including several Oto Oto restaurants in Southern California), Ramla’s San Francisco restaurant opened last month on Market Street next door to the Ritz Carlton Club and […]

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The wine bar 10 William Street is the kind of place that looks like chefs from other restaurants come to hang out.

In fact, when I was there during my Australian vacation, what looked like chef friends sauntered up to the bar and was warmly greeted by Chef Daniel Pepperell. From the tiny […]

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While I love sushi, I know there’s probably more to Japanese food than raw fish and rice. So lately I’ve been exploring Japanese food in the city, hoping to stretch my understanding of this cuisine.

One of the highly recommended locations for authentic Japanese food is the longtime Kappou Gomi restaurant in San Francisco’s Richmond […]

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Kappa is a treasure that’s been hiding in San Francisco’s Japantown for more than 20 years.

A tiny restaurant owned by husband-and-wife team Toshiaki and Rumiko Kimura (he cooks, she serves), the restaurant is on the second floor of a longtime Japantown building that is now home for mostly karaoke clubs. (The building used to […]

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Since I don’t own a car, I basically focus my eating adventures around San Francisco and the East Bay. But recently I caught a ride with my friend Sandy of Foodhoe’s Foraging as we met up with another foodie friend Edda in San Mateo.

Edda of A Housewive’s Tale blog […]

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The L.A. restaurant Red Medicine has gotten a lot of attention lately, but not necessarily for its food.

The stylish spot in Beverly Hills recently started tweeting the names of guests who don’t show up for their reservations. The public shaming has garnered debate and attention, which Red Medicine’s GM […]

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UPDATE: This restaurant closed in late 2014.

You’d think that a restaurant that emphasizes local seafood would be along the Embarcadero or Fisherman’s Wharf, but Local’s Corner is found at Bryant and 23rd in San Francisco’s Mission District.

From the same people behind Local Mission Eatery – which focuses on sustainable seasonal ingredients from the […]

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Jumping on the Uni Bandwagon

On January 18, 2012 By

If there were an “it” ingredient from the past few years, it has got to be uni, or sea urchin roe. This mustard-color and delicate substance from a prickly shell is sought after for its creamy texture. The briny flavor of the sea is just an added plus.

Definitely a popular item at the sushi […]

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