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Soba Izakaya MINAMI

Soba (buckwheat) noodles has a history dating back to the Edo period (17th century) in Japan. These noodles are made using buckwheat and has various nutritional values compared to white rice. 100% buckwheat soba noodles tend to be very brittle so many soba noodles contain a percentage of wheat to combat the brittleness. Soba noodles […]

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Yuzu Shio Delight at Jinya Ramen Bar

As we approach Christmas, it’s getting pretty chilly even for the LA area. While walking around in Santa Monica the other day, I walked by Jinya Ramen Bar and decided to have lunch there. Jinya Ramen Bar is a ramen chain restaurant with over 35 locations located in both the US and Canada. I’ve heard […]

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Dinner at Hasu Japanese Izakaya and Grill

There are many delicious places to eat Japanese food in Torrance. The other day, I went to “Hasu” located in North Torrance, CA. Hasu has been around for a very long time but was closed for a while due to renovations of the building. Prior to its reopening, Hasu reminded one of a traditional yakitori/izakaya […]

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Lunch at HAMAMORI Sushi

Went to South Coast Plaza located in Costa Mesa, CA the other day to do a bit of shopping. Since we were there around lunch time, we decided to eat at one of the restauarnts located in the plaza. I often go to Ding Tai Fung but today I decided to eat at Hamamori Sushi […]