Celebrating a Birthday with a Ramen Noodle Party!

In traditional Asian culture, a birthday celebration is often includes a great bowl OF noodles. The long strands of unbroken noodles symbolize long life. Recently, we were honored to host Niki’s birthday at her beautiful house in Oakland with our the “Story of Ramen” event. Her spouse Dani organized this event as a surprise birthday…

How to Eat Ramen Noodles And Other Interesting Ramen Facts

First, before we talk about how to eat your ramen, let’s dive into a little history. With its roots as a Chinese noodle dish, ramen spread to Japan and integrated with the local food-culture. In 1859 Japan opened its ports to the world, bringing in linguistic interpreters from China and Western countries. Foreign settlements were…

Mission District Mural Tour – Something Fun to do in San Francisco

If you’re looking for something fun and outdoors in San Francisco, check out the Mission District’s murals. Be assured, if you don’t like social commentary, this tour is not for you especially not in this city. But, if you love feeling the vibrancy of a community and its people, no matter your social opinions, this…

OSCAR Party Food Ideas – 2017 Edition

 Looking for some Oscar party food inspiration? What better way to spice up a party than with some great food from the movies! For the Oscars, it’s an annual tradition around here to create the night’s party menu with food themes from the Best Picture nominees. This year, there was no shortage of food in…

Making Umami-Boosted Ramen Tonkotsu (Pork bone) Broth at Home

Tonkotsu is often regarded as the holy grail of ramen noodle broth. It has a rich umami flavor. Many people in Japan will not bother to make this at home because it is so time consuming. I am fortunate to host ramen noodle classes once or twice a week at my San Francisco apartment. (TO…

Book an Eatwith.com Dinner Now

Have a local chef cook for you in their home. Bring friends and family, Or, join other foodies for a night of fun and conversation of a meal prepared just for you! IT’S AN EATWITH.COM EXPERIENCE!       NOTE:  If the listed dates don’t work for your gathering, request a private event! You could try…

Foreign Cinema – More than a Show!

You can’t walk into Foreign Cinema in Mission and not be impressed with the size and scope of the restaurant tucked amid some cramped quarters in other parts of the neighborhood.

Five Things to Know When Visiting Tartine Bakery and Cafe

About that visit to Tartine Bakery and Cafe in San Francisco’s Mission/D0lores District, a friend asked, “Was it worth the wait?” “Without a doubt, 100% yes.” This is one of those places that gets attention for its immaculately prepared food. Such great attention to detail and expert execution of some of the best pastries and…

6 Things I Didn’t Know About Alton Brown

Alton Brown is a character on TV. He’s a better character in person. Anyone who has anything to do with cooking likely knows his “Good Eats” franchise. New fans may know him from “Cutthroat Kitchen” or “Food Network Star”. I’m not a fan of ‘Kitchen” so I questioned whether I would take the time to…