Benkei Ramen

January 9th, 2012. Benkei Ramen         Any day is a great day for Japanese ramen 🙂             I was downtown with my boss for a meeting and he wanted to grab we headed to Benkei on Roson for some delicious, soupy goodness.         … Continue reading Benkei Ramen

Pulmuone Photoshoot – Nature is Delicious!

January 6th, 2012. Ramen Photo Shoot: Pulmuone Nature is Delicious!         It's for work, I swear! We took an afternoon at the office to do a photoshoot with the new "healthy" ramen that Pulmuone just came out with.  I brought a bunch of kitchen equipment from home and proceeded to make a … Continue reading Pulmuone Photoshoot – Nature is Delicious!

Momofuku Noodle Bar – East Village

May 19th, 2011.  Momofuku Noodle Bar       Meeting DLee for the first time for an evening of fun in the East Village!  We had discussed a few different options for dinner, but in the end came to a consensus to make first impressions over Japanese ramen.  I know.  2 in a row.  But hey, … Continue reading Momofuku Noodle Bar – East Village

Ippudo NY

May 12th, 2011.  Ippudo NY     My next great eating adventure, Ippudo NY!  Just as much as the Japanese Ramen culture is booming in Vancouver, the Japanese Ramen culture had already taken root in NYC and Ippudo has been one of them that's paved the way.  Located in the little Japanese district of East Village, … Continue reading Ippudo NY

Gyu-Kaku – East Village

  March 31st, 2011. Gyu-Kaku - East Village             Co-worker, Min Obba ALWAYS talks about Gyu-Kaku in the East Village so of course I had to check it out!  I love everything izakaya and had been craving it for so long...I needed my fix!  Plus I really wanted to go explore East … Continue reading Gyu-Kaku – East Village

HaruHana – K-Town, NYC

February 25th, 2011.  Late Night Dinner at HaruHana on W 32nd   After a 10~12 hour work day we just wanna get out of work and eat something!  With Min Obba there's no hesitation about it.  His philosophy: "If you need to eat, then eat!  Nothing worse than feeling like a beggar after a long … Continue reading HaruHana – K-Town, NYC

Linn – Astoria, NY

February 1st, 2011.  Astoria Is My New Home           After almost ending up homeless I just barely found a pretty great apartment/living situation in Astoria, which is just along the border of Long Island and Queens.               There are 3 sushi places on my steert, but this … Continue reading Linn – Astoria, NY

Suika Snack Bar

December 18th, 2010. Izakaya Christmas Dinner @ Suika        Unconventional? Yes.  Perfectly west coast?  Absolutely!  I was invited to a Christmas dinner by a bunch of new friends to this new up and coming Izakaya place, Suika.  Suika=Watermelon.  Heh 🙂           The appeal of this place is that it's not located … Continue reading Suika Snack Bar

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

June 27th, 2010. Delish Japanese Ramen!!   I know, I'm severely overdue for Japanese Ramen.  It seems that with the current Japanese Ramen following more seem to be taking root (whether authentic or not) and I knew I had to get in on this bandwagon while it was still a novelty!  Because the thing with crazes … Continue reading Hokkaido Ramen Santouka