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Restaurant: Ippudo

Soy sauce and wasabi flavored ramen noodles topped with wasabi leaves, slices of berkshire pork, menma, fishcake, tempura bits, nori seaweed, and scallions. I was having a hard time imagining what this Ippudo ramen would taste like. Would the wasabi over power the dish? I was worried the first bite would be heaven, then slowly [...]

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Restaurant: Oms/B

It so happens that a teeny tiny onigiri/omusubi shop In New York validated some of my long-held views. Oms/B has a beautiful selection of omusubi. This isn’t your run-of-the mill umeboshi or okaka. The selection is vast and imaginative. Take a look at their menu—it’s not easy to settle on just three. For a quick, [...]

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Restaurant: Soba-Ya

The first words to come out of my mouth when I finished my meal at Soba-Ya was, “I want to come back here.” On our trip to New York, we came armed with a 7-paged list of restaurant and things to do, mostly suggestions from friends and research we’d done ourselves. Soba-Ya wasn’t at the [...]

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