Japanese food

Beyond Sushi: 10 Places To Eat Incredible Japanese Food In New York City

Soba, shumai and matzo ball ramen beckon
Oct 8, 2014 10:00 am

Think about Japanese food in New York City and chances are the first thing that pops in your head is sushi. The fact remains, however, that there’s a lot more to Japanese cuisine than raw fish on rice, and NYC is a prime example of just how diverse the food really is. From freshly made soba noodles to unique cuts of grilled beef to matzo ball ramen, there is a ton of quality Japanese food — both traditional and contemporary, authentic and authentically inauthentic — to be found in the Big Apple. Here are 10 of our favorite places for non-sushi Japanese food in New York City.

Is The Temaki The Future Of Healthy Fast Food?

Chris Jaeckle's temakeria opens in NYC tomorrow
Sep 30, 2014 3:00 pm

A veteran of formal NYC dining, Michelin-starred chef Chris Jaeckle is opening a fast-casual sushi spot in Chelsea. But why? We take a look at the details, examine this ongoing trend of "healthy fast food" and speculate on if it's here to stay.

There Is Now A Third Use For Condoms! Thanks, Japanese Cookbook!

"Condom Meals I Want To Make For You." Great.
Sep 25, 2014 11:00 am

This new cookbook out of Japan is awesome while also being equally gross (and more than likely a joke). Not even the most enthusiastic safe sex advocate is going to stuff sushi fixins into a poor defenseless rubber and present it to their love — that is the opposite of the customarily romantic gesture of a home-cooked meal. See for yourself.

6 New York City Restaurants That Are Celebrating Big Anniversaries

Hitting the five or ten-year mark is no small feat
Sep 18, 2014 1:00 pm

Operating a restaurant is no easy task. Between space, equipment and personnel issues, it’s a straight uphill battle from day one. Stories of high-profile restaurant closings hit the newswire almost every month, with well-known and popular establishments regularly closing their doors for good. Simply put, it’s a big achievement when restaurants make it through a year or two – let alone five or ten – in New York City. And that’s exactly what these six city staples have managed to do.

Veggie Samurai: Watch A Sushi Chef Conquer The Cucumber

Cleanse your palate with eye-catching morokyuu!
Sep 11, 2014 3:00 pm

If you've ever briefly marveled at a rose made out of a carrot or radish before popping it in your mouth, take a moment to witness the knife skills that go into the thoughtful salad magic Japanese chefs churn out as garnishes. Morokyuu is a dish of sliced cucumbers and red miso paste eaten as a palate cleanser. Watch a master chef transform this simple duo right before your eyes.

10 Places To Eat Excellent Sushi In New York City

Where to find the city's best fish, bargain omakase
Aug 20, 2014 11:00 am

Enter some variation of the phrase “Best sushi in New York City” on Google and chances are that you’ll find yourself with more questions than answers at the end of the day. The simple truth is that there’s just no way to crown a single place as having the city’s “best” sushi. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 10 of our favorite sushi restaurants in New York City. Separated into high-end and modestly priced categories, these 10 picks are a mix of old and new, traditional and contemporary, full menu and omakase-only.

Here’s A Commercial Of James Brown Selling Japanese Instant Noodle Soup

Godfather of Soul? Also, Godfather Of Miso Soup!
Aug 19, 2014 4:00 pm

What happens when James Brown sings a version of his iconic song “Sex Machine” to sell instant miso noodle soup on national television to Japanese population? The best Japanese food commercial we have seen posted to Facebook in at least two weeks. Misoppa! is the dubbed line the late singer repeats in his enthusiastic pitch for Nissin's Cup Miso Noodle. Check it out.

Is The Ramen Boom Over In Japan?

Once an obsession, the novelty has worn off
Aug 12, 2014 2:00 pm

Think about Japanese food and chances are that a bowl of piping hot ramen noodles comes to mind. And why wouldn’t it? Ramen is definitely having a moment in the United States. Despite its newfound global presence, however, there is one place that has seen a dip in the dish’s popularity: Japan. Read on.

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