Japanese food

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?

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

Soba, shumai and matzo ball ramen beckon
Oct 8, 2014 9:00 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 2:00 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 10:00 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.

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