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IndoChine, San Francisco, CA

IndoChine Vegan’s website makes the claim of “fine dining”, and while the restaurant is not a high-end, fine dining experience, this small funky, pan-Asian restaurant serve some really, really good food.  The menu includes dishes from a range of Asian … Continue reading

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Thrillist Round up of Eastern European Dumplings

The Thrillist just posted a round-up of 13 Eastern European dumplings styles. It is a good, hunger inducing read.  I have tried most of the styles of dumplings discussed, but I haven’t yet tried the Georgian soup dumpling known as … Continue reading

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Golden Era, San Francisco CA

I just returned from a mini-tour of vegan Asian restaurants in San Francisco and the overall best, top pick was Golden Era which serves Vietnamese, Indian, Thai and Chinese dishes.  Golden Era is a brightly lit, low on decor spot near … Continue reading

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Yokohama Ramen, Northampton, MA

This is the second of two back-to-back reviews of ramen bars, unfortunately we have moved from lackluster to bad.  After a long period of construction and renovation Yokohama Ramen recently opened in Northampton MA.  There seems to be some major … Continue reading

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In memory, Alexander “The Peanut”

This weekend we lost our beloved kid, The Peanut.

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Zurutto Ramen and Gyoza Bar, New York NY

Despite it’s name, Zurutto Ramen and Gyoza Bar’s menu weighs a lot heavier on ramen than gyoza options, with only three types of gyoza available on the menu.  The original menu, which listed pork, cheese and radish gyoza, sounded a lot … Continue reading

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Kimchi Big Gyoza Dumpling, HMart House Brand Frozen Dumpling

Rating:  Kimchi Big Gyoza Dumpling aka Hansang Kimchi Gyoza are one of the HMart supermarket chain’s house brands. The packaging pretty much says it all, they are filled with kimchi, they are big, they are gyoza shaped and they are dumplings.  The … Continue reading

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Mom’s Dry Noodles, Pepper and Sesame Flavor

Happy Christmas Eve day, this post is way off my dumpling hunting brand, but I just had these noodles and had to write about them. They were so good I had them for dinner two nights in a row.  Mom’s … Continue reading

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A Little Ska and Efes Mediterranean Grill, New Brunswick, NJ

New Brunswick, NJ is home to the great Ska/Reggae/Oi/Punk band The Hub City Stompers, whose recent release “Haters Dozen” is on near continuous play in my home, and the city was also the launching pad for the excellent ska band … Continue reading

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Fulgreen Kimchi Mandoo and BCD Home Soon Dubu Kit Review

Rating:  This week’s frozen dumpling review is a twofer – Fulgreen Frozen Kimchi Dumplings and BCD Tofu House Home Soon Dubu Kit.   Both are are excellent products and get five stars. Fulgreen has changed the logo on its frozen Kimchi … Continue reading

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