Great UM Noodletown

December 28, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: Edo Soba by Tsujita

by Kayoko

We finally made it into Tsujita for lunch during our trip down to LA over the summer. You know, when they actually serve ramen… Yoko and I had ignorantly gone there for dinner once, all excited to try their tsukemen (dipping ramen).

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November 14, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: Teuchi Soba @ Ippuku (BERK)

by Kayoko

Since May, our beloved Ippuku of Berkeley has been serving teuchi (handmade) soba. Owner-chef Christian Geidemann recruited Koichi Ishii from Yamagata, a prefecture well-known for soba, to come and cook at Ippuku and start a soba program right here in the East Bay.

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June 27, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: Shanghai Dumpling Shop (Millbrae)

by Kayoko

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After all this talk of fancy dining, 4-star service, Le Bernardin and the lack thereof, I’m bringing it all back to what we’re all about: SOUL.

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June 7, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: Gombei’s Chicken Udon

by Kayoko

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We all have those comfort dishes that are close to our heart, and transport us back to childhood when biting into whatever it may be.

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May 30, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: Ramen Parlor (San Mateo)

by Kayoko

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When it comes to matters of eating out, I am pretty inflexible. Since I will travel long distances for good food, I get pretty upset if I don’t get what I had originally intended.

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April 24, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: Idiyappam

by Kayoko

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Here’s something I dragged out of my photo archives. It’s from my trip to Kerala, India back in 2007. We spent two days and one night in the backwaters on a houseboat — probably one of the most glorious experiences of my life!

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April 17, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: Ikura Spaghetti

by Kayoko

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Remember when Yoko posted that pornlicious article about how to make ikura-don (salmon roe over rice), topped with a raw egg?

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March 27, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: Tsukemen @ Ramen Halu (San Jose)

by Kayoko

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I should confess that I have never really been a fan of tsukemen (ramen with dipping sauce). Shouldn’t ramen be in a piping hot broth, brimming with scallions and chashu (pork) and menma (bamboo shoots)?

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March 5, 2012

Culinography: Spaghetti alla Chitarra

by Erin Gleeson

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Spaghetti alla Chitarra prepared by chef Dan Kluger at The Core Club. He is now the chef at ABC Kitchen in NYC.

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March 2, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: China Village (Albany)

by Kayoko

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I woke up to an email this morning with the subject line: “You’re so ahead of your time!” Bryan’s good friend Rob was informing me that March is National Noodle Month, and forwarded me this article about the celebrations in LA.

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