Posts Tagged ‘Yoshoku’

August 16, 2011 Off

Clover Bakery (San Jose Santa Clara)

By in 04: SF+Bay Area

When I started working at San Jose, I immediately looked up where the nearest Japanese market and bookstore are at. Right next to Mitsuwa is a small and cute Japanese bakery called Clover Bakery. The place felt very Japanese, in a way where there’s a happy faces in everything and they have something like Spaghetti […]

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October 29, 2009 5

Cafe Dan (Shanghai: Tianzifang)

By in 08: Shanghai, Favorite Food Entries, Travel

TianZiFang, or known as TaiKang Lu, is a labyrinth-like old residential Shikumen area that got “invaded” by artists and bobos, and is now gentrified with cafes, galleries, boutiques, craft shops and bars. One of the gems you can find in this labyrinth is Cafe Dan. I read about this place from a local free paper that […]

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September 22, 2009 2

Focus Cafe (Little Tokyo)

By in 06: Downtown LA

Just for fun, we lunched at a Japanese Karaoke joint that offers typical Japanese western dishes. Focus is hidden away on the 2nd floor of a nobody-goes-there mall building at the Japanese Village plaza. We had the choice to dine at the individual karaoke room, the manga reading main room and a closed patio for […]

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November 20, 2008 3

Restaurant 2117 (Sawtelle)

By in 12: Sawtelle

For some reason, I rarely go to this Japanese French/Italian restaurant at on Sawtelle. The impression this time is quite different from my last visit years ago. Two appertizers: Crispy Wonton Spicy Tuna Tartare. avocado, ginger chips (the ginger is a nice touch) and Japanese Hamachi Sashimi, Cilantro Sauce,  Crispy Yam, Sesame Oil Organic Tomori […]

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April 16, 2008 4

Il Chianti (Lomita)

By in 17: South Bay

Haven’t been back to this Japanese Italian place for awhile. The once $8-12 lunch sets are now $13-18. Instead of getting the sets, we both got specials from the blackboard. Uni Spaghetti (I just have to get this): so good. The uni is fresh and creamy and not mixed in some cream sauce like some […]

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