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Where to Get Japanese Breakfast: Cassava

Posted by Kayoko Akabori at

I’ve heard a lot about Cassava in the last few years and finally made it over to the Avenues in Outer Richmond for the Japanese breakfast. To my knowledge, it is the only traditional Japanese breakfast offered in the Bay Area, and absolutely worth the trip. Cassava opened in 2012 (just like Umami Mart!) by a husband and wife team, Kris Toliao and Yuka Ioroi. It is a bright and charming space with an open kitchen. The service is awesome too – I’m reading on their site that every staff members starts in the back of the kitchen; everyone cooks, serves, and works...

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Japanify: Kasuzuke Salmon

Posted by Yoko Kumano at

I'm always stealing ideas from my family. The latest cooking technique I stole was from my Aunt Judy, who specializes in making savory foods. She had read somewhere that a beef restaurant in Japan was trying to find a way to extend the life of meat, so they came up with a mixture that would allow you to store raw beef for up to a month!  The secret? A tub full of shio koji, miso, and kasu. I have yet to try this method with beef, but I did try it with salmon. And although I didn't keep the fish...

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