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Mission of Burma: An Exploration of Burmese Food in San Francisco

Mission of Burma: An Exploration of Burmese Food in San Francisco

by Zach Mann January 10, 2016

We Are Burmese If You Please — Jun 22, 2011 The middle-class white person is a fickle eater. We can be picky about our special diets, about unfamiliar ingredients, about foods that our palates might insist are too greasy or too salty, and we can […]

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Mission of Burma San Francisco

Mission of Burma San Francisco

by Zach Mann January 14, 2013

This post is retrospective (not a ranking) on six Burmese restaurants in San Francisco. Since completing the series, Zach has left the Bay Area for the broader pastures of Los Angeles, where he continues to write for The Eaten Path. Some friends and I were […]

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Rama Food on iPhone: A New Way to Reach Flavor Country

Rama Food on iPhone: A New Way to Reach Flavor Country

by James Boo April 6, 2012

Since this announcement was published, Rama has folded. These tours are no longer available. Dear readers, A while back, Layne Mosler of Taxi Gourmet approached J.O. and me with her newest project: a series of self-guided food tours, written by local experts and sold through […]

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Whether the Cherry Blossoms Are in Bloom

Whether the Cherry Blossoms Are in Bloom

by Zach Mann March 9, 2012

I leaned my head against the Shinkansen window, snacking on train station fast food. Japan passed by at 300 kilometers per hour, while I counted golf ranges and Ferris wheels at an astonishing clip. Then the track doglegged, and there was Mount Fuji, emerging from […]

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Single Serving: Clay Pot Rice at Noodle Village in Chinatown, Manhattan

Single Serving: Clay Pot Rice at Noodle Village in Chinatown, Manhattan

by James Boo November 28, 2011

First tastes are special. But the first taste of a favorite food – the first taste of a dish that gets everything right, lighting up an appetite unknown until that bite – is irreplaceable. It’s like watching the first scene of The Wire. The experience […]

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From Here to Myanmar

From Here to Myanmar

by Zach Mann November 11, 2011

This story is fourth in a series on Burmese food in San Francisco. What is Burmese cuisine? The question is problematic. I’ve been asking it for over a year, and I know as little about the topic now as I did when I first moved […]

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Single Serving: Bokkumbop (Fried Rice) at Tong Samgyeop Gui in Flushing, Queens

Single Serving: Bokkumbop (Fried Rice) at Tong Samgyeop Gui in Flushing, Queens

by James Boo October 27, 2011

Rice is rarely this audacious. Jinro is rarely the right choice. At a modest Korean restaurant in the far reaches of Queens, the rare thrill dormant in both staples springs to life in one sizzling sitting. Containing white rice soaked in a spicy marinade, a […]

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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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Taiwanese Breakfast on the Four Seas

Taiwanese Breakfast on the Four Seas

by James Boo January 26, 2011

I grew up knowing that I was on the very edge of Los Angeles. My proof was Colima Road, a stretch of smoggy two-way lanes dominated by Mandarin and Korean print, save the occassional taco truck and L.A.’s easternmost branch of Tommy’s. As the years […]

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2010: The Meals That Were

2010: The Meals That Were

by James Boo January 11, 2011

We’re already 10 days into Western civilization’s latest year, but I’m still working on the backlog of eats that’s been on my mind since October. To kick things off after my winter break from food blogging, I’m happy to carry on our tradition of recounting […]

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