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#130 Ramen Noodles

Posted January 11th, 2010 by Peter · 23 Comments

“It’s fast, cheap, yummy, and everywhere,” says Masako Fukui of Kei’s Kitchen (speaking about Japan’s greatest innovation of the 20th century– no joke). Believe it or not, even though these wavy egg noodles in broth are now ubiquitous with Japan; it had origins in China long before that (over four thousand years to be exact). [...]

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#118 Impatience

Posted May 23rd, 2009 by Peter · 18 Comments

Andrew L. says: “I ride the 30-Stockton bus from North Beach through Chinatown to the business district every day here in San Francisco. I’ve noticed that many of my fellow Chinese riders sit on the very edge of their seats at all times, almost as if they’re prepared to stand and fly out the door [...]

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#104 Staying Open on Christmas Day

Posted December 14th, 2008 by Peter · 16 Comments

The Skipper is red hot! This is his second submission in the last 2 weeks. It’s that time of year. The weather dips below 70, the sunshine grows a little shorter, and all the members of your vocation lose interest in work of any kind. Holiday music is all around us and similarly, the traditional [...]

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Asian Hotspot #2 – Outlet Malls

Posted November 13th, 2008 by Peter · 9 Comments

Reader Submission: One particular Asian hotspot is outlet malls! Since Asians are avid shoppers and bargain hunters, this place is ideal. Being an outlet employee myself, I would say that 90% of the customers at outlet malls are non white, but 90% of the non white crowd is Asian! This is also true outside of [...]

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