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Daihatsu Days: A Brief Memoir From the Japanese Road

Daihatsu Days: A Brief Memoir From the Japanese Road

by Zach Mann January 10, 2016

A Japan food road trip, from Kochi City to Kyoto. Driving on the Left Side of the Pacific Ocean — Feb 9, 2012 The first time I stepped into a car in Japan was at the Kochi City train station. Josh met us in front […]

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Driving on the Left Side of the Pacific Ocean

Driving on the Left Side of the Pacific Ocean

by Zach Mann February 9, 2012

The first time Mele and I stepped into a car in Japan was at the Kochi City train station. Josh met us in front of the Anpanman Terrace, and after we awkwardly waved hello at each other from two feet away, our host led us […]

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Single Serving: Takoyaki at Otafuku in Manhattan, New York

Single Serving: Takoyaki at Otafuku in Manhattan, New York

by James Boo July 30, 2011

Do Japanese kids ever beg their parents for a six-piece takoyaki meal? I suppose this question begs another: How often do Japanese kids beg their parents? McChildhood culture aside, Otafuku‘s takoyaki beckon the cravings center of my brain anytime I’m within a few blocks from […]

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Early Visit to Kuboya, the Noodle Kid on the Block

Early Visit to Kuboya, the Noodle Kid on the Block

by James Boo February 8, 2011

Ramen Kuboya will probably be known as “that place right next to Minca” for quite a while. Owner Hiroshi Kubo may have opened his noodle-centric restaurant on 5th Ave. in homage to a French restaurant that used to inhabit the space, but by operating just […]

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Taking Stock of a Sick Day

Taking Stock of a Sick Day

by James Boo October 5, 2010

Being bedridden with sickness for a week is one good way to confirm the myth that life in New York moves faster than it does anywhere else in the United States. As I spent the past 10 days contracting, realizing and recovering from a particularly […]

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Burning the Midnight Oil

Burning the Midnight Oil

by Zach Mann September 10, 2010

I want to go to Japan to get drunk. You’d think I’d have overcome my immature overseas American mold by now, but that’s reason numero ichi that the far east sits at the top of my To-Go list in recent years. It is not due […]

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Strand, Still

Strand, Still

by James Boo August 17, 2010

In shifting from the new-wave New York dining scene in Williamsburg to the comparatively sleepy restaurant rows of Park Slope, I’ve rediscovered the joy of the humble neighborhood spot. Yet, while I was prepared to celebrate a superb New York bagel (at The Bagel Hole) […]

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The Big Stir Fry

The Big Stir Fry

by Zach Mann July 30, 2010

During my freshman year at college, in the Berkeley student haunt known as “the Asian Ghetto,” Felix, proprietor of a Pan-Asian stir fry joint called The Satay House (R.I.P.), decided on an almost nightly basis to give chopsticks to all of my Asian friends and […]

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This Little Piggy Went to Mitsuwa

This Little Piggy Went to Mitsuwa

by James Boo April 27, 2010

A few weeks ago I competed alongside three other food bloggers in Japan Society’s Clash of the Foodies. You can now watch the entire program online, beginning with my shitty cartwheel and ending with the Taste Buds taking second place. Our prize, bottles of Zen […]

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The Eaten Path to Be featured at New York’s J-Cation

The Eaten Path to Be featured at New York’s J-Cation

by James Boo April 5, 2010

On Saturday, April 10, I will join forces with The Feisty Foodie, Umamimart’s Payman Bahmani and Puff and Choux‘s Mary Ann Porch as part of Japan Society’s “Clash of the Foodies” live game show! The show, which begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Japan Society […]

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