Japanese food

For The Love Of Uni! California Restaurant Group Goes All In.

Special sea-urchin menus are in the works
Feb 25, 2015 1:30 pm

Uni is one of the most polarizing foods out there. Some just cannot get enough of its delightfully slimy texture and creamy, buttery flavor, while others shiver at the mere thought of slurping up a sea urchin’s reproductive organs. If you happen to fall into the former group — as we do here at Food Republic — you'll be thrilled to learn that West Coast mini-chain Chaya is planning a limited-time-only menu composed entirely of innovative dishes starring uni.

A Quick Reminder About Why You Should Be Eating A Lot Of Soba Right Now

Think of it as ramen's healthier, tastier cousin
Jan 8, 2015 12:00 pm

As bitter cold sets in pretty much everywhere, meals composed of filling comfort food will become the norm for much of the country. And while many will undoubtedly opt to slurp large bowls of piping hot ramen noodles in various meat and vegetable-based broths, fewer will try out the noodle that we like to call Japan's most underrated: soba. Hear us out for a minute while we tell you why you should consider skipping the former and springing for the latter.

Watch A Japanese Company Flash Fry Shrimp Using A High Powered Cannon

This is how you advertise wireless service
Dec 1, 2014 3:00 pm

Theoretically, you can direct high-powered airborne shrimp through airborne breading materials before they hit a wall of fire to be flash-fried. That was all Japanese wireless carrier NTT Docomo needed to know. Their tireless scientists developed a cannon that blasts those poor crustaceans right through the gauntlet. Don't get too startled when the thing goes off.

NYC: Sushi Dojo's Izakaya Is Opening Next Week

David Bouhadana's second Japanese spot is days away
Nov 14, 2014 2:01 pm

It’s been exactly a year since we sung the praises of a relatively new, mostly unknown, fully unassuming Japanese restaurant called Sushi Dojo in the East Village. Fast forward to today and the joint has become one of the darlings of the city’s sushi world. And now, there will soon be a new place to convene at for Dojo enthusiasts. Bouhadana is opening Dojo Izakaya — a casual offshoot serving non-sushi dishes — in nearby Alphabet City. We have details and info.

The Benihana Folks Debut Sorba, A Brand-New Bowl Of Noodles

Watch out, fancy ramen, KOA's sorba noodles rock!
Oct 30, 2014 3:00 pm

There's no food enthusiast on earth who doesn't go weak at the knees for a steaming bowl of Asian noodles. New Yorkers only ever demand what's new, so hit KOA in NYC's Flatiron District and meet sorba, your new favorite comfort food with a twist that's distinctly Japanese (and healthier than a fried pork cutlet). With Iron Chef Yuji Wakiya at the kitchen helm, this is one dish you can't just Yelp and wait in line for.

Yuzu Is About To Explode In Popularity In The United States. Here's Why.

The aromatic fruit is less tart than other citruses
Oct 28, 2014 8:00 am

A contingent of New York’s most respected food journalists gathered for lunch earlier this month at the Bouley Test Kitchen in TriBeCa. Chefs David Bouley of the city’s eponymous French restaurant and Isao Yamada wowed the crowd with a luxurious five-course menu. But the group wasn't assembled for the various preparations of caviar, oysters and uni. It had gathered to learn more about yuzu, a citrus fruit whose popularity is rapidly growing outside of its home continent of Asia. Read on.

So You Think You Can Ramen? 20 Reasons To Slurp Up Today.

The Japanese noodle has never been hotter
Oct 27, 2014 12:00 pm

We've certainly hopped aboard the ramen express at Food Republic and have rounded up 20 of our favorite related stories here for your instant reading pleasure (see what we did there?) You'll find the best craft beers to pair with your ramen, an easy way to locate NYC's best noodle shops, videos on how ramen is made and how to most effectively slurp it and a James Brown commercial for instant ramen. That's right. Slide 17. You're welcome.

At A Tokyo Ramen Festival There’s A Booth For You To Shoot Professional Ramen Porn

This is next-level. The future.
Oct 23, 2014 10:00 am

Japan's tsukemen is sometimes called “dipping ramen” in that the noodles and broth arrive separately and are combines in an elegant submerge-than-slurp motion. The Tsukemen Grand Prix, held in Tokyo, is an annual battle royal where nearly two dozen tsukemen makers compete over the course of a month for the top prize. Guess what we found there?

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