After three months of speculation and hearing a few uncertain words from a Japanese waitress at Momi, we've finally uncovered just what the owners of Momi Ramen in Brickell have cooking. Next to the authentic brick building that resembles a home and arguably serves the best ramen in town is a simil ... More >>
Dim sum was a favorite weekend treat where I grew up in New York. On Sundays, we would head over to Chinatown and feast on tiny steamed dumplings, egg rolls, meat-filled buns, fried shrimp, and the occasional chicken foot.Little steamers on carts would be wheeled around the dining room, allowing you ... More >>
The Kirin Brewing Company in Japan has developed a new beer tap that turns beer into a frozen sorbet. No, this isn't a beer-flavored ice cream, it's a machine that chills and freezes the head to 23 degrees Fahrenheit using the frozen lid to keep the underlying beer cold for up to 30 minutes, And it ... More >>
It's not so much that neighbors in the Upper Eastside of Miami want the Tokyo Valentino closed simply because it's a gay club. In fact, they're more upset that it may not actually be quite such a proper gay club. They think the club, which sounds like it was named after an Asian drag queen obsess ... More >>
via chinaSMACKThere have been a lot of signs of the Apocalypse lately. Earthquake in Haiti, Tsunami in Japan, the Donald runs for prez. But this week's hint at impending global doom comes courtesy of Changsha, China, where several people bought a bunch of pork, left it in their kitchens, and w ... More >>
With Japan on the brink of a devastating meltdown, nuclear power is coming under increased scrutiny around the globe. We talked to Jupiter-based Thomas Saporito, a former instrument control technician and safety whistleblower at nuclear power plants in Florida, Arizona, and Texas. Saporito now wo ... More >>
via Flickr KB35Guess what the "B" stands for?For once, America seems to have one upped Japan in technology.The Dalu Robot Restaurant in Jinan, in China's northern Shandong Providence, is using robots to serve their patrons. Yes--the servers at Dalu are robots.We know what you're thinking. What? W ... More >>
These dishes didn't come easy.This interview with Nobu Matsuhisa, as told to Maggie Overfelt for Fortune Small Business, just came to my attention. It was first published back in 2009, but is so interesting as to be worth repeating for the many who missed it first time around. We've become accustome ... More >>
Midori Roth, sake sommelier at Zuma, is a lady with some serious smarts. She has Japanese rice wine in her blood. Growing up in Japan and spending summers working at her uncle's factory prepared her to join the ranks of select few who can call themselves sake sommeliers. This "water from God" whi ... More >>
Fernando Hartwig South Pacific Specialties partners Francisco Pinto (left) and Damien Claire (right,) and their new friend, the docile Chilean Wagyu bull out to pasture at Andes Wagyu in Santiago. It was the end of June in New York City. The gourmet industry gathering that was the 20 ... More >>
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