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The Mein Man: What’s Wrong with Ramen in Seattle

When I attended the Culinary Institute of America’s annual Worlds of Flavor conference last year, one speaker cited a report that there are 25,600 ramen restaurants in Japan. Those are dedicated ramen shops, selling little more than gyoza on the side. Seattle has two such…
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Sexy Feast: Hooking Up with Submissive Shishamo at Kaname

Shishamo. What is it about her that makes me crave her so? Sometimes I travel far to partake in her pleasures, most notably in Japan. October’s the time to go, when her belly is bursting with eggs, her fertility calling like a siren’s song. But…
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Seattle Sound 4/08: Izakaya Invitational (Turning to Japanese)

Izakayas are the great new import from Japan, and they’re sprouting up around Seattle. So which is the best izakaya? Well, that depends on what your definition of “iz” is. Formed from i (to remain) and sakaya (sake shop), an izakaya is a drinking establishment…
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