Category Archives: Korean food

Icy or Spicy? Cooling Foods Across Cultures

Although the Bay Area doesn’t suffer the swoon-inducing heat and humidity of Japan, Peru, India or the Philippines, we can still enjoy their edible solutions for cooling relief. Some like it icy cold with mounds of shaved ice doused with syrups, while others turn to peppers and spice to induce a natural cooling response. Continue reading

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FuseBOX Electrifies West Oakland with Chef Chang’s Korean Small Plates

Chef Sunhui Chang combines innovative and traditional Korean cooking at FuseBOX, where his kimchi and pickles make use of every part of the vegetable. His tiny space on an industrial West Oakland street has already won rave reviews and awards. Continue reading

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Immerse Yourself in a World of Asian Flavors at Richmond’s Pacific East Mall

Take your palate on a trip of exotic Asian flavors at nearby Pacific East Mall in Richmond. Dine in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese or Thai restaurants. And sample sweets from around the globe. Adventurous cooks and homesick transplants will find almost any Asian ingredient at 99 Ranch. Continue reading

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Getting Acquainted with Korean Cuisine

Standing in the middle of Koreana Plaza, the big, bustling food emporium I’m supposed to be researching for an Oakland Magazine article on Ethnic Markets (Nov. 2011 issue), I feel overwhelmed by the vast display of sauces, snacks, produce and prepared … Continue reading

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Voyage to 99 Ranch Market-Land

Go on an instant trip to exotic lands by visiting Richmond’s 99 Ranch Market, a shopping emporium of Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, Japanese and Indonesian foodstuffs. More than an ocean of fresh fish and hard to find fruits and vegetables. Snacks in un-dreamed of flavor combinations. Continue reading

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